1. For Public Laboratory. publiclaboratory.org
    Cesar Harada (Open_Sailing) and Adam Griffiths (Western Carolina University).
    opensailing.net
    wcu.edu

    >> Question : How can you extract the % of wetland from an UV aerial picture using photoshop?

    _ Instructions :

    1. isolate the part that you are interested in using the menu/ image/ adjustment/ replace color
    There you want to have a quite fuzzy selection and darken the desired part.

    2. after isolating the part you are interested in -black area- apply menu/ image/ adjustment/ threshold

    3. use magic wand /untick "contiguous" pixel to select all the black pixels available.
    Open menu/ window/ histogram/ expanded view. Here you will see how many black pixels are selected.

    Now you know how many black pixels there is on this image - corresponding the area of wetland from the original UV picture. You can convert the number of pixels into a % (proportions of wetland) or in surface area for quantifying.

    It is possible to optimize this workflow by creating a script or recording the chain of actions.

    youtube.com/watch?v=xKy1EZ_TbNs
    cesarharada.posterous.com/extracting-information-from-am-aerial-uv-phot

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  2. Oyster reef restoration in Mobile Alabama, Dog river mouth.
    20110121@15:41, High tide.
    30.57562, -88.07847

    cesarharada.posterous.com/mapping-river-dog-mouth-mobile-alabama

    Mapping for Grassroots Mapping & LA Bucket Brigade.
    Photos of Prof. Leo Denton and Prof. Dawn McKinney
    Stitching by Cesar Harada
    grassrootsmapping.org/
    labucketbrigade.org/
    cesarharada.com

    100-1000.org/map/helen-wood-park
    100-1000.mobilebaykeeper.org/prepping-helen-wood-park
    Volunteers will be deploying approximately 23,000 bags of oyster shells to create new reefs and habitat at the mouth of Dog River.

    Left at 10:45 - return 20:30
    Milleage : start 761963 - end 764803

    Map generated from 5000 aerial photos here : cesarharada.com/2011/mapping/20110121mobile.zip

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  3. Also on youtube : youtube.com/watch?v=P3xw3Nz9-b8
    20100812 in Lake Pontchartrain

    protei.org
    by Open_Sailing + randomwalks
    Cesar Harada + Sey Min

    thanks to
    LA Bucket Brigade : labucketbrigade.org/
    Suzette Toledano Becker : suzettebecker.com/
    with the support of V2_ : v2.nl/
    Based on the T37 of Tippecanoe Boats : modelsailboat.com

    check the post : cesarharada.posterous.com/protei-001

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  4. w-e-a.org
    dev.w-e-a.org/ushahidi
    (in Alpha development as we speak 9 May 2010)

    What if reporting an environmental problem was as simple as sending a message?
    What if the world knew about every environmental problem and we were taking action together?
    What if we were rewarded for doing good?
    This is the World Environment Action, w-e-a.org
    TAKE ACTION

    w-e-a.org

    Made in Nairobi Kenya, at the *IHub_ by Cesar Harada
    Music : Modeselektor, Hello Mom, "Vote or Die"
    Thanks to : Joshua Musau, Jessica Colaco, Nana Nduati, Angela Nicole, Akirachix ninja power forever.

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  5. Yes, I love that, when Africa feels like Japan, work people work! Yes, I'm the proud responsible for this construction (finger crossed it goes well until the end!). It s being a hard work to do this in parallel with prototyping the World Environment Action (w-e-a.org). Carry on, carry on.

    Music Chico Cesar, Pedra De Responsa
    ihub.co.ke
    cesarharada.com

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Solve one problem at the time together

The World Environment Action (WEA) aims are :
1 - to connect on the same map all environmental issues and action takers, may they be individuals, NGOs, companies or state services (with Ushahidi)
2 - provide a free transparent project management flow and self assessment tool for all environment initiatives (with Kickstarter)
3 - a visual forum to invent the global environmental


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w-e-a.org

Solve one problem at the time together

The World Environment Action (WEA) aims are :
1 - to connect on the same map all environmental issues and action takers, may they be individuals, NGOs, companies or state services (with Ushahidi)
2 - provide a free transparent project management flow and self assessment tool for all environment initiatives (with Kickstarter)
3 - a visual forum to invent the global environmental governance of tomorrow, the World Environment Organization (WEO) (with Prezi)

We crowd-source all informations using the most basic communication equipments (SMS - smart phones MMS, computers) but we process the information with the most advanced algorithms. Everyone can report a problem, take action and get rewarded.
The philosophy behind the WEA is "Object Oriented Politics", "Adhocracy", a pragmatic way of coordinating efforts to resolve issues, "Solve one problem at the time together".

The WEA puts together :
- environmental activism
- social networking
- economic incentive
in a coherent project toward a sustainable management of human activities (environment + social + economic)

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