Research note on this topic: http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/shannon/4-26-2012/list-plots-organizers
Let's create a short description of the "plots-organizers" list here.
- a nomination (person nominating provides statement about why they are nominating) and 2 supporting nominations (i.e. an existing member nominates someone and 2 others would say “i second that” and “i third that”)
- self-nomination (a short statement about your work and the mission statement) + 2 supporting nominations
- other ideas?
Nominations (please list your name if you are nominating and if you are providing a supporting nomination, list your name as well)
- Scott Eustis (nominated by Shannon, second: Jeff)
- Scott works for the Gulf Restoration Network as a Wetlands Specialist. He has been using the aerial mapping tools to lead mapping trips to areas such as Wetland Watchers Park and the Bohemia Spillway, to map areas where they have done wetland plantings and are watching the progression of project sites (such as filling a channel at Bohemia). Scott is an active listserve contributor and interested in IR, spectrometry, water and air quality as it relates to his work in the Gulf Coast. He is resourceful and a great community member-- a request to help find someone that could teach us to build nets and to find a darkroom in New Orleans were both met by him. He is really interested in coming up with creative DIY solutions with Public Lab tools- he showed up yesterday with mesh hampers and clothes bags to try out a housing design for the air column monitor balloon.
- Hunter Daniels (nominated by Shannon)
- Hunter has been working on the Gulf Coast project since a month after the spill, both participating in mappings and leading trips. He consistently is coming up with new ideas for using not only the aerial mapping tool, but new tools such as the time lapse camera. Unfortunately, I (shannon) don't always have time to respond in a constructive manner about projects is is interested in doing and thus think that being on the organizers list would be beneficial for him.
- Chris Fastie (nom. by Jeff, second Shannon)
- Chris has been producing some fantastic video documentation of synchronized cameras and more recently some extremely in-depth documentation on NDVI and dual camera kits. He's offered to organize Vermont-area events and is an experienced flyer and map stitcher. (http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/cfastie/4-10-2012/almost-synchronous-shutters, http://publiclaboratory.org/notes/cfastie/2-22-2012/dual-camera-kap-rig, http://publiclaboratory.org/wiki/ndvi-plots-ir-camera-kit)
- Gabriel Jaime Vanegas (nom by Jeff, second Shannon)
- Gabriel has organized balloon events in Colombia which have been extremely successful (https://www.flickr.com/photos/23385636@N03/6781048182/). I think we should try to engage and support overseas and non-English-centric organizers and Gabriel is a good example of this, although I'm not in good contact with him.