Help with the Ecuador Earthquake Rescue Efforts Now!

I’ve posted and reblogged posts from the Zooniverse blog on occasion. I’m doing this now to alert you to a possibility to help with earth quake damage assessment. The project is finished for the moment, because many people helped, but there may be more pictures and needed help in the future. If you’re interested, go and take a look. This is an excellent example for the benefits of social media and online activities. It’s not all play.

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We urgently need you to help guide rescue workers on the ground in Ecuador. Go to now!
The Planetary Response Network (PRN) is a new kind of Zooniverse project. Together we’ve made major contributions to scientific research, from marking bubbles in the Milky Way to marking giraffes in the Serengeti. As a global community coming together during a major humanitarian crisis, we think we can make a real difference exploring and tagging images taken by satellites and from the air.
Shortly after the recent earthquakes in Ecuador, we were contacted by Rescue Global to help them rapidly assess damage to structures and roads in the aftermath of the quakes. Their goal is to aid in rescue and recovery operations on the ground, but they need our help to classify satellite images of large areas so they know where aid is most needed and how best to deliver it. The…

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