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Presented By ISeeChange
Goal Connecting communities to investigate weather and climate change
Task Share observations and questions to document climate and weather
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

ISeeChange is empowering communities to observe how weather and climate affect their environment. We connect the public with national media & scientists to understand how climate change is impacting our daily lives.

This groundbreaking environmental reporting project combines citizen science, citizen journalism, NASA satellite and weather data, sensors, and community curiosity to monitor changing of environmental conditions.

The ISeeChange Almanac is a global online platform for members to post about what they notice changing in the environment and the impacts. Each sighting and community post is synced with weather and climate data and broadcast to the community to investigate bigger picture climate trends.

The ISeeChange Tracker is a collaboration with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory Mission. The mobile app allows community members to follow investigations over time and help NASA ground truth the details that earth observation satellites can’t see from space- including the impact of weird weather and climate on our daily lives.

ISeeChange Community Investigations allow local civic groups, neighborhoods, and citizen science groups to call communities into action to document specific investigations over time and sync posts with their own custom data. From documenting nuisance flooding with photographs to urban heat islands with sensors, ISeeChange tools can empower communities to develop their own baseline data and participate in adaptation decisions.

Project Timing We are interested in changes season to season, year to year!
Social Media
Special Skills Curiosity.
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per week
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, Emergency Response, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, Exclusively online, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, On a lunch break, At sports stadiums
Training Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
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Project Updated 02/21/2019