Citizen Science Observation Networks

Kirsten Lackstrom will describe CISA’s project to cultivate a network of drought impact observers in the Coastal Carolinas. CISA is recruiting volunteers for the Collaborative Community Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) and providing special training on coastal impacts. We will also hear from Henry Reges of CoCoRaHS, which has been providing its precipitation observers with the chance to submit drought impacts to the National Drought Mitigation Center’s (NDMC) Drought Impact Reporter (DIR) since 2010. Kelly Helm Smith of the NDMC will provide a brief overview of the DIR’s citizen science function.

Recommended by the EDEN CoP and Drought Resources team, this webinar is presented by the Engaging Preparedness Communities working group of the National Integrated Drought Information System. This is the second in a webinar series that will explore current research and applications on drought impacts. Understanding impacts helps planners, decision makers and resource managers reduce vulnerability to future droughts.

There is no charge to join, but you must register here http://go.unl.edu/a59d to gain access to the webinar.

Created by Virginia White

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