Digital Earth Watch/Picture Post Network

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Digital Earth Watch/Picture Post Network
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Digital Earth Watch/Picture Post Network
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Digital Earth Watch (DEW) and the Picture Post Network involves individuals, schools, organizations and communities in a systematic monitoring project of their local environment, especially vegetation health. The key concepts behind DEW are that plants are like "green canaries" and act as sensitive indicators of changing environmental conditions. A Picture Post is an easy-to-use and inexpensive platform for repeatedly taking digital photographs as a standardized set of images of the entire 360° landscape, which then can be shared over the Internet on the Picture Post website. This simple concept is creating a wealth of information and data on local environmental conditions, and also strengthens observations of phenological and other time-series events for citizens, scientists and decision makers to understand and adapt to environmental change.

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