places to watch: designing rapid response to deforestation alerts

In coordination with researchers and data scientists at Global Forest Watch / World Resources Institute, my task was to design a rapid-response system for real-time deforestation alerts, crowdsource information within the GFW network to investigate the cause and effects of the deforestation, and produce insightful storytelling via timely publications. Quote from the Global Forest Watch … More places to watch: designing rapid response to deforestation alerts

training journalists in the peruvian amazon

This October, Global Forest Watch sent me to Tarapoto, Peru, to give a two-day journalist training in partnership with Ojo Público. We covered the basics of satellite mapping, how to use the free, open-source Global Forest Watch platform to identify and create data-driven stories, and focused on the new Forest Watcher mobile application. After a … More training journalists in the peruvian amazon

gold, goods, and glory

Gold, Goods and Glory Sarah Alix Mann, 2017 Acrylic on wood Satellite imagery of cacao production in Pucallpa and Loreto, Peru and palm oil in Riau, Indonesia from Global Forest Watch Exhibited September 2017 at Meson Panza Verde Gallery

training journalists and civil society in mexico

In July 2017 I had the pleasure of leading back-to-back Global Forest Watch trainings in Mexico City; one with a large group of civil society organizations interested in issues relating to forests, and another with an impressive group of journalists looking to use data visualization in their environmentally-related stories. The workshops were in partnership with … More training journalists and civil society in mexico

trans asia photography review: from cell phone camera to satellite sensor

Curated satellite images for TAP Review Volume 5, Issue 2. See the full issue here or the snippet below: From Cell Phone Camera to Satellite Sensor Humans have long been intrigued with the bird’s-eye view of their world. The first aerial photographs were made from hot-air balloons in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth, photographs … More trans asia photography review: from cell phone camera to satellite sensor