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Updated 02/05/2016
Presented by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location ocean sampling
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Citizen scientists are sent a sampling "kit" and return shipping to Woods Hole MA after they reach their fund raising goal

Seawater sampling is easy & fun!

Our Radioactive Ocean

Help scientists reveal ongoing spread of Fukushima radiation
Propose locations and support sampling and analyses in Pacific

The release of radioactive contaminants from Fukushima remains an unprecedented event for the people of Japan and the Pacific Ocean. Help scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reveal the ongoing spread of radiation across the Pacific and its evolving impacts on the ocean.

Clarification for fundraising costs: shipping is about 20% of the cost, the majority being the cesium extraction steps in the lab, radioactivity detection and data processing, along with managing the web site and database.

There are 3 ways to support us:

1) Help us reach our goal by donating to sample an existing site. Simply click on "HELP FUND A LOCATION" and choose to support one of the many sites that are underway

2) Someone can propose a new sampling site. Click on "PROPOSE A LOCATION" and see what is involved. If accepted (we are trying to get spread of locations up/down coast), we as for a donation of $100 and we'll set up a fundraising webpage, add that page to our website, and send you a sampling kit once your goal of $550 to $600 has been reached.

3) We also seek funds for general capacity building and public education activities at CMER: ($20 minimum donation)

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