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Title: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 10, 2017, 02:36:03 pm
48 Supernova Candidates Discovered Last Week!

Hi there,

Last week you helped us discover 48 new supernova candidates which we have submitted to the Transient Name Server (TNS). This week we have 5500 new subjects for you to classify.

Thank you everyone for the time and effort you put into the Supernova Hunters project, we really appreciate your help.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update10May2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 10, 2017, 06:26:01 pm
New Project - Count Flowers for Bees

Hi there,

We've just launched an amazing new project - Count Flowers for Bees (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/eileenfranklin/count-flowers-for-bees?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=CFBLaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Researchers are creating a flower map of Ireland to help conserve pollinators. Pollinators like bees, hoverflies and butterflies, need pollen and nectar from flowers for their food. Like us, they need a variety of foods to stay healthy. Unfortunately, we don?t know where or how many flowers there are across the countryside. We need your help to count flowers for bees!

Start counting right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/eileenfranklin/count-flowers-for-bees (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/eileenfranklin/count-flowers-for-bees?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=CFBLaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org).

Thanks you for all of your efforts!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/eileenfranklin/count-flowers-for-bees?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=CFBLaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on May 10, 2017, 10:18:38 pm
Cleveland wildlife is fine - and I bagged a few skunks in no time at all - without even needing a peg on my nose ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 18, 2017, 02:27:49 am
New Project - Elephant Expedition

Hi there,

We have a brand new project that really needs your help - Elephant Expedition (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/anabellecardoso/elephant-expedition?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=EELaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Researchers have set up a network of hidden camera traps throughout the rainforests of Central Africa. They need your help to spot the elephants in the images. Along the way you'll also run into other interesting rainforest animals like leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, buffalo, red river hogs, antelope, tropical birds, and some cute squirrels; so keep your eyes peeled!

Start your expedition right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/anabellecardoso/elephant-expedition (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/anabellecardoso/elephant-expedition?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=EELaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/anabellecardoso/elephant-expedition?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=EELaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on May 18, 2017, 07:45:17 pm
I think I found an elli ....  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/1CiCPm4.png)


Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 18, 2017, 07:56:16 pm
It does rather look like one ;D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: studentforever on May 18, 2017, 08:16:05 pm
Judging by the length of the tusks and the contours of the head probably fairly young. Most of my images were vegetation but I did get 2 fully clothed large primates!
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on May 18, 2017, 09:11:03 pm
I got a few of those too - one wearing a great t-shirt for the Wildlife Society  :D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Thursday Next on May 18, 2017, 09:20:38 pm
I got mostly vegetation too, but it's quite addictive!  :)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on May 18, 2017, 10:58:12 pm
I just realized it's being run by Anabelle Cardoso who is one of the DPhil's at work and is a totally lovely person :)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 19, 2017, 02:27:50 am
New Project - For Review

Hi there,

Please help us test a potential new project - Exploring Tropical Sweden (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mobilemaggie/exploring-tropical-sweden?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

The Swedish Museum of Natural History has photographed their entire collection of brachiopods from the Cretaceous deposits of Skane in southern Sweden. Now they need your help capturing vital specimen data on the labels.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/mobilemaggie/exploring-tropical-sweden (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mobilemaggie/exploring-tropical-sweden?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/ZaP8jd32UUbTnfx63 (https://goo.gl/forms/ZaP8jd32UUbTnfx63) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mobilemaggie/exploring-tropical-sweden?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 25, 2017, 09:47:34 pm
New Wildlife Project - Serengeti Wildebeest Count

Hi there,

We have a new ecology project that really needs your help - Serengeti Wildebeest Count (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dl-j/serengeti-wildebeest-count?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=xxx&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Scientists have flown over and systematically photographed the 2015 Serengeti wildebeest herd. This herd of wildebeest, estimated in 2013 to number around 1.3 million, annually migrates to form the largest land mammal migration on earth.

A estimate of the wildebeest population is completed by counting the number of wildebeest in a large number of images. By using volunteers to count the wildebeest online, we can get an estimate count quickly and accurately. This method has been trialed on a small sub-sample of images, but this is the first large-scale estimate of the wildebeest population using volunteer counters.

This research is led by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Insititute (TAWIRI) and the results will be used to assess whether online counting can be used for future surveys.

Start counting right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dl-j/serengeti-wildebeest-count (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dl-j/serengeti-wildebeest-count?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=xxx&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://xxx?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=SWCLaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)


Other projects recently launched by the Zooniverse include:

Bash the Bug (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mrniaboc/bash-the-bug?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=SWCLaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org) - Help in the fight against one of the world's most deadly diseases. 
AmazonCam Tambopata (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/rainforestexpeditions/amazoncam-tambopata?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=SWCLaunch&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org) - Explore the hidden wilderness of the Peruvian Amazon.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 26, 2017, 02:30:18 am
Help review a potential new project

Hi there,

We have a brand new art history project that we need your help to review - Mutual Muses (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=MMBeta&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

By transcribing an archive that's part history, part love story, Mutual Muses will unlock the data contained in the private correspondence between two significant figures from the contemporary art world: critic and curator Lawrence Alloway and artist Sylvia Sleigh. 

The Digital Art History program at the Getty Research Institute aims to provide the public with new opportunities for meaningful engagement with digitized cultural heritage collections. Your transcriptions of these revealing, intimate, and often colorful letters will furthermore greatly enhance an important resource for a global network of art historians.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=MMBeta&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/jo6ddduzdBN7uTu42 (https://goo.gl/forms/jo6ddduzdBN7uTu42) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)







If you try this, let us know if you get the pages in chronological order or not ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 31, 2017, 12:16:49 am
Please help us review this potential new project

Hi there,

We have a brand new project that we need your help to review - Target Leaves to Feed the World (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/venchen/target-leaves-to-feed-the-world?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

This project's goal is to understand the conditions that facilitate plant growth. Plant scientists do this by analyzing observable characteristics, technically called phenotypes. One key such phenotype is the number of leaves. We need your help to spot (target) the leaves in a plant, using images of the plants seen from the top, providing annotations on the top of each leaf. Your contribution is important for efficient and sustainable agriculture.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/venchen/target-leaves-to-feed-the-world (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/venchen/target-leaves-to-feed-the-world?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/watZu3xZ53SiGmXS2 (https://goo.gl/forms/watZu3xZ53SiGmXS2) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/venchen/target-leaves-to-feed-the-world?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on May 31, 2017, 05:09:53 pm
Introducing the 100th Zooniverse Project!

The Zooniverse has just hit an amazing milestone - our 100th official project launch!

Galaxy Nurseries (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/hughdickinson/galaxy-nurseries?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=GNLaunch) is a project run by researchers at the University of Minnesota who need your help to find baby galaxies in our universe so they can figure out how galaxies form and grow over time.

It is rather fitting that the very first Zooniverse project - Galaxy Zoo - launched almost exactly ten years ago and also focuses on answering questions about galaxy formation and evolution. In between these two, we have launched projects covering almost every major field of research, but we literally could not have done any of it without the amazing work of you, our volunteers! The Zooniverse team would like to extend a massive thank you for the contributions you have made to our projects, small or large.

To celebrate our 100th project, and as a show of how powerful the Zooniverse crowd has become, we've set a challenge to finish this project in under 100 hours. If everyone receiving this email does just 5 classifications we will easily manage that! I bet you can do more than 5...

Prove me right at www.zooniverse.org/projects/hughdickinson/galaxy-nurseries (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/hughdickinson/galaxy-nurseries?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=GNLaunch).

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/hughdickinson/galaxy-nurseries?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=GNLaunch)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 06, 2017, 02:22:04 am
Help out on a new project today!

Hi there,

A new project has just been posted on Zooniverse ? Digital Crowdsourcing for Vegetation (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/liz-laurina/digital-crowdsourcing-for-vegetation?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=LizLaurina5Jun2017&utm_content=In).

This project aims to improve our knowledge and understanding of the rangeland conditions facing pastoralists, or livestock herders, in East Africa. To improve on the satellite data currently being used to inform policy and program interventions, researchers have developed a crowdsourcing system in which pastoralists contribute photos of rangelands that can complement the satellite data. A machine-learning algorithm can then use these data to improve satellite collected information in order to better target program intervention. In order to test the accuracy of this method, we need to compare these classifications against the ones made by Zooniverse contributors. By contributing to this project, you will help us replace the hiring of university student research assistants and save hours of our research time!

To begin contributing to the Digital Crowdsourcing for Vegetation, follow this link: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/liz-laurina/digital-crowdsourcing-for-vegetation (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/liz-laurina/digital-crowdsourcing-for-vegetation?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=LizLaurina5Jun2017&utm_content=In).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/liz-laurina/digital-crowdsourcing-for-vegetation?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=LizLaurina5Jun2017&utm_content=In)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 07, 2017, 03:07:29 am
We still need your help!

Hi there,

You helped us discover another 18 supernova candidates last week! Thank you for all your help with Supernova Hunters.

This week there are 4250 new subjects that we need your help to classify.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update6Jun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 07, 2017, 09:42:42 am
Had a look at the page and no data was available.   :o
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 07, 2017, 06:24:42 pm
New Project - Fossil Atmospheres

Hi there,

There's a brand new project on the Zooniverse - Fossil Atmospheres (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/laurasoul/fossil-atmospheres?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=FALaunch7Jun2017)

Researchers at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. need your help to track climate change over millions of years! 

Ginkgo trees evolved before the dinosaurs, survived three mass extinctions, and one species is still living today. They are researching how the cells of leaves on ginkgos have changed over time, and whether they can use them to learn about the ancient atmosphere of the Earth.

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/laurasoul/fossil-atmospheres (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/laurasoul/fossil-atmospheres?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=FALaunch7Jun2017).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/laurasoul/fossil-atmospheres?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=FALaunch7Jun2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 12, 2017, 03:27:14 pm
Milky Way Project - Update

Hello there!

Thanks to your help, we have been able to amass over 1 million classifications in less than an year. This was by no means an easy feat, we owe it all to your tireless efforts and commitment to the Milky Way Project (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/povich/milky-way-project?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=MWP12Jun2017&utm_content=SaS). Thank you for being such amazing volunteers! Here are three important MWP news items:
 
1. Progress Report

Congratulations to all of you on the monumental achievement of making the millionth classification! However, we are still some ways to go from project completion.
We've recently come to notice that some of our image assets were retired a too early from the main workflow. We will be bringing back some previous few assets over the next few weeks, so there is more left to do on MWP than you might expect based on the statistics currently reported on www.milkywayproject.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/povich/milky-way-project?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=MWP12Jun2017&utm_content=SaS).

We need one, big last push in classifications in order to better complete our catalogs. However, our classification rate has been dwindling recently. With your help we can pick it back up to at least 4000 classifications per day. If you can maintain this classification rate throughout the summer (and we know you can, because you've been doing it since last September) we will be able to finalize our catalogs of bubbles and bow shocks, by our anniversary date in September 2017.

2. 'Fubbles'

We are making steady progress with our bubble and bow shock catalogs and are working diligently on the next MWP paper that will present the second data release (DR2). Throughout this process, we've come across an interesting class of objects that continue to be found in the MWP -- fake bubbles or 'fubbles'! Read our latest blog post to learn more about MWP fubbles and how to avoid them:
https://polyastron.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/fubbles/ (https://polyastron.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/fubbles/)

We are excited about everything that's yet to come this year and we are very fortunate to be working with all of you throughout the duration of the MWP.

Search the Milky Way for exotic objects now at www.milkywayproject.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/povich/milky-way-project?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=MWP12Jun2017&utm_content=SaS).

Thanks,

Tharindu & the Milky Way Project Team
(http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 12, 2017, 04:36:36 pm
New Gravitational Wave Discovery!

Hi there,

Today is a great day for gravitational-wave enthusiasts! The LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced the third confident detection of a gravitational-wave event. This event, known as GW170104, was the merger of two black holes, about 20 and 30 times the mass of the Sun. It is the most distant detection to date -- the merger happened about 3 billion lightyears away, meaning that the two black holes merged when there was only single-cellular life on our planet! 

We have a special surprise for you on Gravity Spy (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/gravity-spy?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=GS12Jun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org). Do some classifications, and maybe you?ll be able to find this event for yourself! 

Happy spying at www.gravityspy.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/gravity-spy?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=GS12Jun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org),

Mike & the Gravity Spy Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/gravity-spy?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=GS12Jun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 14, 2017, 07:32:03 pm
New Discoveries and New Data

Hi there,

Last week you helped us discover 14 new supernova candidates! There are potentially a few more that I am waiting on cross matching to confirm. In other news, I successfully tested my software to automatically generate and upload the subjects to the project today.  This means that the data should appear on the project each week at a more predictable time. It is currently set to begin the upload process at 12pm GMT and should appear on the project within 30mins to 1 hour after that.

This week we have 3500 new subjects that we need your help with.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update13Jun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 15, 2017, 03:24:51 am
Chicago Wildlife Watch - New Season Online

Hi there,

Help classify a new season of Chicago Wildlife Watch (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/chicago-wildlife-watch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=CWWJun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org) Photos!

With another season in the books, you have helped us get closer to catching up on our 2-year backlog of camera trap photos from Chicago. In fact, photos are now getting tagged faster than we can collect them! To keep up the momentum, we've uploaded a new set of photos from summer 2015. Summer is always a great camera trapping season, make sure to keep an eye out for deer fawns and adolescent raccoons!  

Head over to www.chicagowildlifewatch.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/chicago-wildlife-watch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=CWWJun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org) to help us get closer to our goal!

Thanks,

Mason & the Chicago Wildlife Watch Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/chicago-wildlife-watch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=CWWJun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on June 17, 2017, 04:30:59 am
New Discoveries and New Data

Hi there,

Last week you helped us discover 14 new supernova candidates! There are potentially a few more that I am waiting on cross matching to confirm. In other news, I successfully tested my software to automatically generate and upload the subjects to the project today.  This means that the data should appear on the project each week at a more predictable time. It is currently set to begin the upload process at 12pm GMT and should appear on the project within 30mins to 1 hour after that.

This week we have 3500 new subjects that we need your help with.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update13Jun2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team

For the second time of trying I get..

Great work! Looks like this project is out of data at the moment!
See the results or dismiss this message

any suggestions.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 17, 2017, 04:53:39 am
Try again next week :(
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on June 22, 2017, 02:23:36 am
Happy World Giraffe Day!

Hi there,

It's World Giraffe Day, and we have a fitting new project that really needs your help!

Wildwatch Kenya (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sandiegozooglobal/wildwatch-kenya?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WKlaunch21Jun2017)

Northern Kenya is a vast, varied, and breathtakingly beautiful landscape, home to some of the most spectacular and important wildlife in East Africa. This is a place where wildlife, people, and livestock have co-existed for thousands of years. It's also where you'll find the "towers of the savanna," reticulated giraffes. They are one of Africa's most popular animals, and yet they are still little studied and not well understood. There is much to learn about these giraffes, but before we have even begun to delve into their mysteries, they are being threatened. It is now clear that they need conservation efforts to keep them from becoming extinct.

This project seeks to count, identify, and track the giraffes in conservation field sites, along with the other animals that share the habitat, to better understand the behavior, movements, and population numbers of the wildlife found here. Your job is to help us look through the tens of thousands of photos taken by trail cameras placed in strategic spots throughout the sites. The information we gather from these photos will help us and the local communities develop plans to help save these magnificent animals.

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/sandiegozooglobal/wildwatch-kenya (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sandiegozooglobal/wildwatch-kenya?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WKlaunch21Jun2017).

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sandiegozooglobal/wildwatch-kenya?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WKlaunch21Jun2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on July 04, 2017, 03:30:09 pm
Five Thousand New Images

Hi there,

We have had some trouble with the computers that run the survey this week and I haven't been able to finish processing all of last week's new discoveries. It looks like there are between 20 and 30, but I need to finish cross matching with other surveys to make sure they are not already known.

Thank you for all your hard work, this week we have 5000 new subjects for you to classify

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update4Jul2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on July 04, 2017, 04:24:35 pm
Comet Hunters Update

Hi there,

A brief update on Comet Hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mschwamb/comet-hunters?utm_source=OldWeather&utm_medium=OWForum&utm_campaign=ch4jul2017). Thanks to your help, we've finished the available HSC and Archival Suprime-Cam observations on the site. We are working on processing more HSC observations. We hope to have those ready very soon. In the meantime, we've uploaded additional Suprime-Cam Archival Search images. With more asteroids to search, you have new chances to find an active main-belt comet. Who knows what you'll find! 
Classify Suprime-Cam images today at www.comethunters.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mschwamb/comet-hunters?utm_source=OldWeather&utm_medium=OWForum&utm_campaign=ch4jul2017)

Thanks,
-Meg and the Comet Hunters Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mschwamb/comet-hunters?utm_source=OldWeather&utm_medium=OWForum&utm_campaign=ch4jul2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on July 05, 2017, 04:35:18 pm
Help us test the new look Arizona BatWatch

Hi there,

In October, we launched Arizona BatWatch (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/arizona-batwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=abw2ndbeta5jul2017). If you've helped with this project over the last few months, thank you. We are getting ready to upload a new set of videos, but first we want to test some potential changes to Arizona BatWatch. This will be a short test and is designed to quickly give us the feedback we need to decide whether to make the changes. To help us, please go to www.ArizonaBatWatch.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/arizona-batwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=abw2ndbeta5jul2017). You will see three buttons labeled "Original," "Counting," and "Behavior."

The Original button will take you to the current format which asks you to answer three questions. The Counting button and the Behavior button take you to the new format that we are testing. The new format splits the three questions from the original format into two workflows - a counting workflow and a behavior workflow. If we decide to go to the new format, you will be able to choose which workflow you want to work on and can switch between those workflows whenever you wish.

We are also testing a few other possible changes such as shorter videos in the new workflows and additional information in the tutorial. However, none of the possible changes are mutually exclusive. We can always do something like keep the current / original format, but shorten the videos if people prefer that combination.

To help us decide whether to make the changes, please do a few classification for each workflow (Original, Counting, and Behavior) so you can get a feel for how each works. After you've done a few classifications for each workflow, click on the feedback link at the top of the Arizona BatWatch page and let us know what you think.

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/arizona-batwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=abw2ndbeta5jul2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on July 06, 2017, 05:04:20 pm
Please help us mark some images!

Hi there,

We really need your help to mark as many images you can on the Hazardous Thunderstorm Identification (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/kbedka/hazardous-thunderstorm-identification?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=hti2ndbeta6jul2017) project.

Many of you recently helped us beta test this project (thank you!), but now we need you to provide them with as many image markings as possible so they can evaluate the accuracy of the identifications before we officially launch the project.

Please go to www.zooniverse.org/projects/kbedka/hazardous-thunderstorm-identification (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/kbedka/hazardous-thunderstorm-identification?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=hti2ndbeta6jul2017) and mark as many images as you can.

Thank you so much for your help with this project!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/kbedka/hazardous-thunderstorm-identification?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=hti2ndbeta6jul2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on July 12, 2017, 07:21:16 pm
The WildCam Projects Need Your Help!

Hi there,

If you love looking at pictures of amazing African animals, or perhaps spotting the weird and wonderful creatures of Central America, then your help is needed on the WildCam projects!

There are loads of new images on Grant & the Zooniverse Team
WildCam Darien (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/wildcam/wildcam-darien?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WildCam12Jul2017), and the researchers really need your help to go through them and identify all the exotic species found in the jungles of Panama. Join the project right now at Grant & the Zooniverse Team
www.wildcamdarien.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/wildcam/wildcam-darien?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WildCam12Jul2017).

The images on WildCam Gorongosa (https://www.wildcamgorongosa.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WildCam12Jul2017) are almost 90% done, and we need your help on the final push to finish them all! Get involved right now at www.wildcamgorongosa.org (https://www.wildcamgorongosa.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WildCam12Jul2017).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.wildcamgorongosa.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WildCam12Jul2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on July 12, 2017, 08:49:54 pm
(http://zooniverse-export.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/21484_1000_C20_Season%203_Set%201_EK005824.JPG)

WildCam Gorongosa: I think it's a genet. Nice tail anyway.  :)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on July 13, 2017, 11:10:37 pm
That's a genet alright - fabulous tails I reckon :)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on July 17, 2017, 08:59:21 pm
Pat at Focus on Wildlife -- Cleveland Metroparks

Hi there,

Focus on Wildlife - Cleveland Metroparks needs your help! We're 70% of the way through our current photoset and need a big push to finish it off. While you're there, check out our Newsletters and How-To tabs as well as our new Talk board which discusses research updates! Go here to get started: www.zooniverse.org/projects/pat-lorch/focus-on-wildlife-cleveland-metroparks (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/pat-lorch/focus-on-wildlife-cleveland-metroparks?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=fowcm17Jul2017).

We have also created a survey to assess volunteer efforts and to collect feedback. Please take it even if you haven't classified any photos in a while! https://goo.gl/forms/X8pCej3zqGTbcAmR2 (https://goo.gl/forms/X8pCej3zqGTbcAmR2) Thank you for all of your help!

Thanks,

Pat & the Focus on Wildlife Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/pat-lorch/focus-on-wildlife-cleveland-metroparks?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=fowcm17Jul2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on July 18, 2017, 04:32:21 pm
Ali from Snapshots at Sea

Hi everyone,

Thank you all so much for your help classifying images on Snapshots at Sea (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/tedcheese/snapshots-at-sea?utm_source=Old Weather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sas18Jul2017)! The whales you find will get individually identified and help researchers better understand humpback whale movements and population dynamics around the world.

At the Zooniverse, we are always trying to improve our projects - in terms of accuracy, efficiency, and engagement. We're especially interested in evaluating the 'yes/no' approach vs. the more common 'survey' approach to see how we might apply this 'yes/no' approach more broadly across the Zooniverse.

If you have a few minutes, we'd love to hear a bit more about who you are and what you thought about the project. All the information you give us is completely optional, but we really appreciate anything you can tell us that will help us continue to make the Zooniverse better.

So, if you have a few minutes, please head over to this survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6LxdUkOEazYws8V6q2LY89c_sDWO8Ev0rdaedezXlXLVSaA/viewform) and let us know what you thought!

Ali & the Snapshots at Sea Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on July 18, 2017, 08:19:16 pm
Mount Vernon Graffiti

Hi there,

We need you to test a potential new project - Mount Vernon Graffiti.

Mount Vernon is a mansion in Virginia, USA that was once occupied by George Washington.
Through this project you can help historians identify signatures discovered in Mount Vernon's iconic cupola during restoration efforts.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project.
Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/mountvernon/mount-vernon-graffiti and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/ylveo4Ak8ZMBJgTF2 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!


Grant & the Zooniverse Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on July 19, 2017, 09:43:15 pm
We need your help to review a new project

Hi there,

We need you to test a potential new project - Building Integrated Photovoltaics (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/wendttim/building-integrated-photovoltaics&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=bipbeta19Jul2017)

Through this project renewable energy researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development aim to assess the potential of the facades of various buildings to house solar panels.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/wendttim/building-integrated-photovoltaics (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/wendttim/building-integrated-photovoltaics&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=bipbeta19Jul2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/5f1DACgKhiMHnonP2 (https://goo.gl/forms/5f1DACgKhiMHnonP2) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/wendttim/building-integrated-photovoltaics&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=bipbeta19Jul2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 02, 2017, 12:21:43 am
We need your help on a new project!

Hi there,

We've launched a brand new art history project and we need your help!

By transcribing an archive that's part history, part love story, Mutual Muses (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=mmlaunch1aug2017) will unlock the data contained in the private correspondence between two significant figures from the contemporary art world: critic and curator Lawrence Alloway and artist Sylvia Sleigh.

The Digital Art History program at the Getty Research Institute aims to provide the public with new opportunities for meaningful engagement with digitized cultural heritage collections. Your transcriptions of these revealing, intimate, and often colorful letters
will greatly enhance an important resource for a global network of art historians.

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=mmlaunch1aug2017), and check back every two weeks for new letters.

Know someone who might be interested? Please share this announcement with them. Share it widely!

Thanks for your support,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/melissaagill/mutual-muses&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=mmlaunch1aug2017)





Quote
You will be presented with a randomly selected document from the Lawrence Alloway and Sylvia Sleigh archives./quote]
I got the last page of a letter.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 02, 2017, 03:41:13 pm
Camera CATalogue on your mobile device!

Hi there,

We're excited to announce that Camera CATalogue (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/panthera-research/camera-catalogue?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=camcat2aug2017) has *two* new workflows and is now available on the Zooniverse's mobile app! Now, with just the swipe of your finger, you can help us quickly filter out all of the empty images from the dataset, meaning that classifying on the standard workflows will be more animal-packed than ever.

As you know, our wildlife monitoring cameras can be triggered by any movement within the lens' range ? whether it be a blade of grass caught in a breeze or a delayed photograph after a mongoose bounded out of sight. As a result, we get a *lot* of "empty" photos and a *lot* of vehicles driving by.

The Zooniverse mobile app and our new workflows make it easier than ever to plow through all of these images. On the "Empty or Not" workflow, you've just got to answer "yes" or "no" if there's something in the image, and then "yes" or "no" if it's a vehicle in the "Vehicle or Not" workflow.   Once the "empty" and "vehicle" images have been filtered out, the remaining images will be automatically sent to their predefined regional workflow where you can identify the species present as usual.

Start sorting and classifying now by downloading the Zooniverse moblie app and heading to the Camera CATalogue project, or, alternatively, visit us at www.cameracatalogue.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/panthera-research/camera-catalogue?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=camcat2aug2017) to get started.

Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zooniversemobile&hl=en_GB
App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zooniverse/id1194130243?mt=8

Thanks again for your help, and Happy Camera CATaloguing!

Ross & the Camera CATalogue Team
(https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/panthera-research/camera-catalogue?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=camcat2aug2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 02, 2017, 04:51:34 pm
New ecology project - For review

Hi there,

We really need your help to review a new project - eMammal (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/emammal/emammal?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=embeta2aug2017)

Volunteers at eMammal deployed hidden cameras across the world in attempts to collect photos and gather data on certain animal behaviors. Now is your chance to help them with their research! Take a look at the images and try to determine what animals were caught on camera.

Try it out at www.zooniverse.org/projects/emammal/emammal (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/emammal/emammal?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=embeta2aug2017) and please fill in this feedback form https://goo.gl/forms/JQJUCwgnmyI8QQ7R2 (https://goo.gl/forms/JQJUCwgnmyI8QQ7R2) (which you can also access from the link at the top of the website).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 07, 2017, 02:46:58 pm
Get ready for the Perseid meteor shower!

Hi there,

The Perseids are already coming back! The maximum of activity of the meteor shower is planned for 12-13 of August. The full Moon is on 7 August so conditions will not be optimal for visual observations. In this case radio observations are even more important.

This year we would like to be able to produce an activity curve for one station by August 15. This is very challenging and for that we will need the help of many of you!

One day of data consists of approximately 300 images. Each of them needs to be analyzed by 10 different users. We will provide images from 11 to 13 of August, one day at a time. So to obtain an activity curve on August 15, we will need about 9000 classifications in 3 days. If e.g. 1000 users are participating, that will be 9 classifications per user on average, or 3 images classified per day. Of course the more users the better!

Data will be released on 12, 13 and 14 of August as we need to collect and prepare them for upload to the RMZ website. Meanwhile you can also help us by analyzing data from the same station obtained on 22 and 23 of July, during days when the Perseids were not active at all. If these data are fully processed before the meteor shower, we will then be able to also subtract the background from the total activity. That is the ultimate goal for August 15.

We hope to "see" as many of you as possible on August 12-14 and that between two classifications, you might also be able to spot a few shooting stars at your location :)

Get involved again at www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/radio-meteor-zoo (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/radio-meteor-zoo?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=RMZ7Aug2017).

Thank you in advance!

Herve and the Radio Meteor Zoo team
(http://xxxxx?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=xxxxx)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on August 07, 2017, 06:07:06 pm
My favourite time of year - I so hope that we get clear skies!  :D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 09, 2017, 03:14:45 am
New Project - Scribes of the Cairo Geniza

Hi there,

We, with our partners at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, the Princeton Geniza Project, and the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, are delighted to announce the launch of Scribes of the Cairo Geniza (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/judaicadh/scribes-of-the-cairo-geniza?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sotcglaunch8aug2017) (formerly known as Surviving Scripts), a project to sort and expand our shared understanding of the Cairo Geniza and its fragments.

A geniza is a storeroom or repository for old, used, and/or damaged books, Torah scrolls, and other texts regarded as sacred in the Jewish tradition. Specifically, the Cairo Geniza, which dates mostly from the 10th-13th centuries CE, is widely recognized as the most important documentary source for reconstructing the social, economic, political and religious lives of Jews and other inhabitants of the premodern Mediterranean basin. The documents within the Cairo Geniza have the potential to rewrite the history of the premodern Middle East, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean trade, and the Jewish diaspora. However, most of the information remains locked in undeciphered manuscripts: less than one-third of the 350,000 items have been catalogued in the 120 years that the cache has been known to exist, and far fewer published. Virtually all scholars who have studied these texts have come away with a transformed sense of the history of the region and the long ties of intimacy among its people, and we hope you do too!

See how many fragments you can sort right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/lauraneckstein/scribes-of-the-cairo-geniza (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/judaicadh/scribes-of-the-cairo-geniza?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sotcglaunch8aug2017)

Thanks for all the help you give!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://xxx?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=xxx)



What is really crazy is that today I was at the library doing some volunteer work pulling books that hadn't circulated recently. One of the books on the list was about the discovery and early study of the Cairo Geniza!!! It sounded quite intriguing, so I suggested keeping it, and the librarian agreed. Then I got home and saw the email about this project ;D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 09, 2017, 04:11:36 am
Help us test the new Solar Stormwatch!

Hi there,

Solar Stormwatch (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=solarbeta8aug2017) is back and we need your help to beta test it!

As a reminder, the project uses data from the NASA STEREO mission to track eruptions of material from the solar atmosphere as they expand through the inner solar system. Help us improve our tracking techniques by tracing the outline of the storm in each image.

Try it out at www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=solarbeta8aug2017) and please fill in this feedback form https://goo.gl/forms/zsVspZQCxtoqy27p2 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhyWaAkl5js2F7nGWYWgFZJgW5uJy2nacSxR8P1qaTc7dy6Q/viewform) (which you can also access from the link at the top of the website).

Thanks,

Chris & the Solar Stormwatch Team
(http://xxx?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=xxx)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 15, 2017, 11:15:07 pm
Help us test a new project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new biomedical project - Brain Match (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simexp/brain-match?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=BrainMatchBeta2)

Some of you may have helped test this project already, however the research team has made significant changes after the first round of feedback and would like to get your input on the new version of the project.

Brain imaging is a powerful technology used to study brain disorders like Alzheimer's Disease and Schizophrenia. To detect subtle differences between brains, sometimes thousands of brain scans need to be compared.

This project builds on simple guidelines to assess the quality of brain registration (how well the brain images match). The researchers hope to find that these guidelines produce consistent ratings across users. If you help generate enough data they may even be able to "train computers" to better judge quality of brain registration, which would help process huge amounts of data!

Try it out now at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simexp/brain-match (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simexp/brain-match?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=BrainMatchBeta2) and give us your feedback via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdypJGA0WP5T22EfWjW9q3wji4mQrZeuya0gvpBhHxZh8OosQ/viewform (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdypJGA0WP5T22EfWjW9q3wji4mQrZeuya0gvpBhHxZh8OosQ/viewform) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://xxx?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on August 16, 2017, 11:45:15 am

Try it out now at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simexp/brain-match (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simexp/brain-match?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=BrainMatchBeta2) and give us your feedback via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdypJGA0WP5T22EfWjW9q3wji4mQrZeuya0gvpBhHxZh8OosQ/viewform (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdypJGA0WP5T22EfWjW9q3wji4mQrZeuya0gvpBhHxZh8OosQ/viewform) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

(http://xxx?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)

Nice project - you do need to concentrate on what you are doing - the differences can be subtle between images. :)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: studentforever on August 16, 2017, 01:41:59 pm
I tried it from the e-mail and found the blinking images so unpleasant that I closed it down. Pity because the aims are laudable.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 16, 2017, 01:47:57 pm
Hope you gave them feedback ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 16, 2017, 03:14:01 pm
Arizona BatWatch Needs your help!

Hi there,

Almost five thousand brand new videos have been uploaded to Arizona BatWatch (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/arizona-batwatch?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=abw16aug2017) and we really need your help to search through them!

Based on feedback from our amazing volunteers, the videos have been shortened from 20 seconds to 10 seconds, so it's now easier to take part than ever before. 

If everyone reading this email analyses just one video we would finish the current data set in a matter of days! I bet you can do more than just one...

Prove me right at www.arizonabatwatch.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/arizona-batwatch?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=abw16aug2017).

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://xxx?utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 16, 2017, 05:50:35 pm
New Galaxy Zoo Project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new galaxy project - Galaxy Bars (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/jessemd/galaxy-bars?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=gbbeta16aug2017)

Jesse is a summer student at the University of Oxford, and he has put together a test project for Galaxy Zoo. This project focuses on galaxies with bars and other features; while previous versions of Galaxy Zoo found plenty, we think there are still more to dig out. If the results from this test project are successful, it will be re-released with over 30,000 galaxies.

Jesse needs as many classifications as he can get, so please try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/jessemd/galaxy-bars (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/jessemd/galaxy-bars?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=gbbeta16aug2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/8BoGaF7ELbMnxPwb2 (https://goo.gl/forms/8BoGaF7ELbMnxPwb2) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 21, 2017, 04:25:20 pm
Please help us test a new climate project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new biomedical [sic] project - Weather Rescue (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=wrbeta21aug2017)

The team behind this project need your help to unearth Victorian weather records from the United Kingdom's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. 

Unearthing and digitising historic weather records will help build a legacy of environmental information, contribute to new discoveries and unlock answers to questions about our weather and changing climate. Without your help, information about weather and climate collected by generations before us will remain undiscovered.

Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=wrbeta21aug2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/rsaJt8G71phoNaqu1 (https://goo.gl/forms/rsaJt8G71phoNaqu1) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Bob on August 21, 2017, 04:58:08 pm
Oh, my. This one really needs a spreadsheet overlay.  ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: mapurves on August 21, 2017, 06:04:53 pm
Oh, my. This one really needs a spreadsheet overlay.  ;)

Indeed!
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on August 21, 2017, 09:58:22 pm
Agreed - and with that tiny result text I thought I'd end up with a headache fairly quickly. I commented on that in the feedback. But you can copy the results and paste them into , e.g., notepad to see them at about Times font 12 if the project cannot increase that font.

Entering 16 hyphens in one go had me working hard :D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 23, 2017, 06:19:06 pm
52 new discoveries!

Hi there,

I managed to get the large batch of classifications processed from two weeks ago and there were 52 new supernova discoveries! Thanks everyone for your help. Last week we uploaded another large batch of data, which hasn't been completely classified yet, but we're getting there. Keep up the great work.

This week we luckily only have a small batch of new data with 2000 subjects.  

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update22Aug2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 24, 2017, 04:20:36 pm
Help us test a new wildlife project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new wildlife project - Snapshot Somkhanda (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/meredithspalmer/snapshot-somkhanda?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=ssbeta24aug2017)

Hundreds of camera traps spread across southern Africa are providing a powerful window into the dynamics of Africa's most elusive wildlife species. We need your help to classify all the different animals caught in millions of camera trap images.

These camera images come from Somkhanda Game Reserve in South Africa. This reserve is home to priority species such as African wild dog, rhinoceros, vultures, hyenas, and leopards. The Somkhanda Game Reserve is situated within a Key Biodiversity Area. The site is also located along a very important biodiversity corridor and improving the area will lead to the realization of these corridors and the creation of mega reserves.

Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/meredithspalmer/snapshot-somkhanda (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/meredithspalmer/snapshot-somkhanda?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=ssbeta24aug2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/M1W5EdII10tzO8n23 (https://goo.gl/forms/M1W5EdII10tzO8n23) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on August 24, 2017, 05:15:50 pm
New Official Zooniverse Project - Steelpan Vibrations

Hi there,

I'm delighted to let you know about the launch of our latest official project - Steelpan Vibrations (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/achmorrison/steelpan-vibrations?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=svlaunch24aug2017)

Researchers at Joliet Junior College in the United States need your help to understand how the distinct and beautiful sound of the Caribbean steelpan is formed. They have maps of the vibration of steelpans taken with a high speed camera at 30,000 frames per second, and they need your help to map the data!

Get involved right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/achmorrison/steelpan-vibrations (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/achmorrison/steelpan-vibrations?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=svlaunch24aug2017)

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on September 06, 2017, 08:22:28 am
UK residents may have noticed in the media today a new weather records project: Weather Rescue (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue).
BBC News article (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41166778)

There are no ships involved.  ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: studentforever on September 06, 2017, 09:45:51 am
It's the one we beta tested a while ago but they did mention in the BBC article that there were lots of Naval Logs which contain useful weather data. The thought did come to me about left hands & right hands so do the new brooms in the Met Office know about us because with the right interface COUNT ME IN.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 06, 2017, 03:17:08 pm
That's a good interface for that data.

Too bad they don't have a proper forum.
(Of course, there isn't that much to talk about)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Thursday Next on September 06, 2017, 06:28:28 pm
I also took note of that statement: "The Royal Navy, for example, has a colossal archive of hand-written logbooks that will need to be transferred to digital form at some point."  Count me in, too!  Even if they don't need the events transcribed, we can still read them!

I did a couple of pages of the Ben Nevis records. I agree that it's a well-designed interface, but I would get bored quite quickly since there is no equivalent of "lost overboard by an idiot".
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on September 06, 2017, 06:34:30 pm
UK residents may have noticed in the media today a new weather records project: Weather Rescue (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue).
BBC News article (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41166778)

There are no ships involved.  ;)

But it mentions that they did have a pet cat up there ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on September 06, 2017, 06:37:59 pm
I also took note of that statement: "The Royal Navy, for example, has a colossal archive of hand-written logbooks that will need to be transferred to digital form at some point."  Count me in, too!  Even if they don't need the events transcribed, we can still read them!

I did a couple of pages of the Ben Nevis records. I agree that it's a well-designed interface, but I would get bored quite quickly since there is no equivalent of "lost overboard by an idiot".

I agree - 'lost down a mountain by an idiot' doesn't have quite the same ring of intrigue/laughability about it  ;) :D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: studentforever on September 06, 2017, 09:11:57 pm
I read a biography of a Scottish Mountain Rescue Team Leader and 'idiot lost on mountain' sums up some of their rescues. Incidentally, if it happens to you, not likely I know, but he did say that if mobile phone reception is poor then a text message, preferably repeated, is much more likely to get through than voice. I hope this is useless information to everyone but if you need it then ...
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 06, 2017, 09:32:18 pm
It's the one we beta tested a while ago but they did mention in the BBC article that there were lots of Naval Logs which contain useful weather data. The thought did come to me about left hands & right hands so do the new brooms in the Met Office know about us because with the right interface COUNT ME IN.

To me obs from the same place would end up like the Albatross 1900 Off Sausalito, or a Mare Island California.  :(
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 07, 2017, 01:26:19 am
To me obs from the same place would end up like the Albatross 1900 Off Sausalito, or a Mare Island California.  :(
... and unlike Concord ::)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 07, 2017, 02:17:28 am
 :o
Randi, how could you say that.  ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 07, 2017, 02:31:53 am
Here is the official announcement ;D





New Project - Weather Rescue

Hi there,

We have a brand new project that really needs your help - Weather Rescue (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WRlaunch6Sep2017)

The researchers behind this project need you to unearth Victorian weather records from the United Kingdom's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. 

Unearthing and digitising historic weather records will help build a legacy of environmental information, contribute to new discoveries and unlock answers to questions about our weather and changing climate. Without your help, information about weather and climate collected by generations before us will remain undiscovered.

Get involved right now at www.weatherrescue.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=WRlaunch6Sep2017).

Thanks for all the amazing work you do for the Zooniverse!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 12, 2017, 02:44:28 pm
Help those affected by Hurricane Irma

Hi there,

The Zooniverse has been asked to enable The Planetary Response Network (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/vrooje/planetary-response-network-and-rescue-global-caribbean-storms-2017?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=PRN11Sep2017) in response to Hurricane Irma, and now we need your help with rescue efforts in the Caribbean.

Hurricane Irma has brought large-scale destruction to many islands over the last few days, and now Hurricane Jose is a growing threat in the same region. 

By analysing satellite images of the stricken areas you can provide invaluable assistance to rescue workers in the Caribbean. Rescue Global are a UK-based disaster risk reduction and response charity who are deploying a team to the Caribbean and will use the information you provide to help them assess the situation on the ground.

Right now we have limited images of the area, but we are working hard to get more as soon as possible, so please keep a close eye on the project even if it runs out of data fast.

Join the effort right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/vrooje/planetary-response-network-and-rescue-global-caribbean-storms-2017 (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/vrooje/planetary-response-network-and-rescue-global-caribbean-storms-2017?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=PRN11Sep2017).

Thanks,
Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on September 12, 2017, 06:20:56 pm
The Hurricane Irma images are complete already.
More are on the way.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 12, 2017, 11:26:33 pm
Thy seem to have arrived...

Quote
Subject set #2 is up! Please help classify. Thank you!
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on September 13, 2017, 02:31:54 pm
All done. More tomorrow. :o
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on September 13, 2017, 10:43:50 pm
All done. More tomorrow. :o

Heroic - many hands make light work. I'm so glad that the Zooniverse can help with these events :)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 14, 2017, 02:06:14 am
UPDATE

Hurricane Irma Relief Project - Your help is needed right now!

Hi there,

The Zooniverse relaunched The Planetary Response Network (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/vrooje/planetary-response-network-and-rescue-global-caribbean-storms-2017?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=PRN13Sep2017) yesterday in response to Hurricane Irma and rescue efforts in the Caribbean. We've now uploaded a third set of images with much higher resolution, and we need your help to go through them as quickly as possible.

Hurricane Irma has brought large-scale destruction to many islands over the last few days. By analysing satellite images of the stricken areas you can provide invaluable assistance to rescue workers in the Caribbean. Rescue Global are a UK-based disaster risk reduction and response charity who are deploying a team to the Caribbean and will use the information you provide to help them assess the situation on the ground.

Note: we've set up two workflows, one where you can quickly remove unclassifiable images from the subject set and the other to tag classifiable images with areas of need. We've also fixed the issue with the zoom tool.

Please continue to keep a close eye on the project after classifications are complete. We'll keep adding more images as they become available over more of the region.

Join the effort now at www.planetaryresponsenetwork.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/vrooje/planetary-response-network-and-rescue-global-caribbean-storms-2017?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=PRN13Sep2017).

Thanks,
Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 14, 2017, 03:25:46 am
I did some comparisons (maybe 100 or so) then they started to come up with Finished across the corner.
What is happening?

Back to Tomnod to do the same thing till I get an answer.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on September 14, 2017, 08:36:10 am
Right now, the third lot of images is still available.
I guess the Finished sign appears when you have classified all of them.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on September 14, 2017, 07:02:54 pm
It's out of data to do Stuart.  It's heartwarming to find that the pictures are being cleared so fast. hope Tomnod's going well too  :D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 14, 2017, 11:00:33 pm
Got some pics yesterday but they newer ones were often of such poor quality that they were unreadable.
TomNods pics are not real good for this project either where they are usually very good.

Must be the weather.   ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Caro on September 15, 2017, 10:02:15 pm
Image set 6 is now available!
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 15, 2017, 11:39:43 pm
Just tried and they are all gone.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 20, 2017, 02:26:22 pm
Solar Stormwatch is back!

Hi there,

We've just launched Solar Stormwatch II (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=ssw20Sep2017).

This new, improved version of the project needs you to track solar storms through space to improve space weather forecasts.

Solar Stormwatch II uses data from the NASA STEREO mission to track eruptions of material from the solar atmosphere as they expand through the inner solar system. Help us improve our tracking techniques by tracing the outline of the storm in each image.

Get involved again at www.solarstormwatch.com (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=ssw20Sep2017).

Thanks,

Chris & the Solar Stormwatch Team
(http://xxx?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=xxx)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Pommy Stuart on September 21, 2017, 02:41:33 am
Just tried and they are all gone.

Did some new pics this morning and now all finished again.
Who ever is working hard, well done.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Hanibal94 on September 23, 2017, 09:26:33 pm
Some neat news on the hurricane pics:

https://blog.zooniverse.org/2017/09/22/the-zooniverse-responds-to-the-caribbean-hurricanes-of-2017/
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: mapurves on September 23, 2017, 09:33:59 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on September 23, 2017, 10:06:42 pm
Some neat news on the hurricane pics:

https://blog.zooniverse.org/2017/09/22/the-zooniverse-responds-to-the-caribbean-hurricanes-of-2017/

The power of Citizen Science still leaves me breathless. Stuart I noticed this in the article that hanibal posted:

'We also incorporated other efforts like those of Tomnod (http://www.tomnod.com/) to map additional islands, so that we could keep our focus on areas that hadn?t yet been covered while still providing as much accurate information to responders as possible'
 :D
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 23, 2017, 11:36:14 pm
 8) 8) 8)
Thanks, Hanibal!
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 25, 2017, 03:09:01 pm
Please help us review a potential new project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new project - Roll the Credits (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sroosa/roll-the-credits?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=rtcBeta25Sep2017)

There are many programs in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting that still need to be described so that researchers can find them. Help them gather important information, so they can add it to our catalog and make the collection more discoverable.

Try it out now at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sroosa/roll-the-credits (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sroosa/roll-the-credits?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=rtcBeta25Sep2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/dzNZtEX6OEDBpgp53 (https://goo.gl/forms/dzNZtEX6OEDBpgp53) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on September 27, 2017, 04:18:41 am
Cats, Cameras and Classifiers

Hi there,

It's with much excitement that Zooniverse and Panthera are rolling out a ground-breaking new approach to classifying camera trap images on Camera CATalogue (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/panthera-research/camera-catalogue?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=camcat26Sep2017).

We've been working very closely with an international team of experts to develop a sophisticated machine learning approach that we hope will help make classifications on Camera CATalogue faster and more accurate?all the while providing a better user experience to our trusted CATaloguers. Historically, we've not had the luxury of filtering through hundreds of thousands of camera trap images in order to remove those pesky shots of vehicles or blank images. Now, with the aid of a machine classifier (basically a very smart computer that pre-classifies all our camera trap images before they go up on Camera CATalogue), we're able to get a really good idea of which images are boring (vehicles and blanks) and which are interesting (those with animals!). Once the machine classifier has scored each image, we then feed these images through our "Empty or Not" workflow to allow our CATaloguers to verify any blank images. All non-blank images are then automatically fed to our "Vehicle or Not" workflow so that our CATaloguers can verify any vehicle images. We're doing this not only to speed up the classification process, but also to test how accurate our machine classifier is, and how best to combine data from our machine classifier with that of our CATaloguers. Once all the blank and vehicle images have been removed, the images are then fed to their respective regional workflows for species classification.

To start, we're trialling this experiment on our new "South Africa (5)" workflow. If we obtain excellent results from this approach, we aim to implement it across Camera CATalogue. This means retirement limits for blanks and vehicles will drastically decrease, since we've got the machine classifier helping us out with the boring images. Ultimately, this will hopefully mean that we can process more camera trap images on Camera CATalogue so that we can analyse data faster and more efficiently, and provide results and recommendations to conservation agencies that will impact wildlife conservation across Panthera's species programs.

We hope you'll join us in our exciting new experiment! Just go to the Zooniverse mobile app to get started with Camera CATalogue's mobile workflows, or head to www.cameracatalogue.org (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/panthera-research/camera-catalogue?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=camcat26Sep2017) to start classifying animals.

All the best,

Ross and the Camera CATalogue Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 04, 2017, 02:18:04 am
We need your help to review a potential new project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new marine biology project - Seagrass Explorer (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mark-dot-parry/the-community-seagrass-initiative-seagrass-explorer?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sebeta3Oct2017)

The UK's most important marine habitat is in decline, help researchers understand why and find out more about the animals that live there.

The Community Seagrass Initiative (CSI) is a citizen science project focusing on raising awareness of declining seagrass habitats in South West England.

Help the National Marine Aquarium's CSI team identify commercial fish species in the photos taken by a baited underwater camera. Alternatively, help monitor seagrass density, and presence of algae and animals in the photos taken by the volunteer CSI scuba divers.

Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/mark-dot-parry/the-community-seagrass-initiative-seagrass-explorer (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mark-dot-parry/the-community-seagrass-initiative-seagrass-explorer?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sebeta3Oct2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/20eg2yUNim9kUk1t2 (https://goo.gl/forms/20eg2yUNim9kUk1t2) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 04, 2017, 08:12:08 pm
A new space project needs your help!

Hi there,

We have recently launched a long-awaited sequel to one of the first ever Zooniverse projects - Solar Stormwatch II (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sslaunch4Oct2017)

This new, improved version of the project whose predecessor was launched back in 2010 needs you to track solar storms through space to improve space weather forecasts.

Solar Stormwatch II uses data from the NASA STEREO mission to track eruptions of material from the solar atmosphere as they expand through the inner solar system. Help us improve our tracking techniques by tracing the outline of the storm in each image.

Get involved in solar physics right now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/shannon-/solar-stormwatch-ii?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sslaunch4Oct2017).
Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.zooniverse.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)


Don't forget that you can contribute to our historical solar storm database: Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots (http://Old Space Weather: sightings of aurorae and sunspots) ;)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 06, 2017, 04:45:34 pm
Transcription Challenge

Hi there,

100 years ago in late 1917 the New Zealand troops were engaged in some of the bloodiest battles on the Western Front at Ypres and Passchendaele. On 12 October 1917 New Zealand forces suffered 3700 casualties in the attack at Passchendaele, New Zealand's darkest day for military casualties. 

With your help we are remembering the stories and lives of those who served on the Western Front and beyond. Also, today is our 2nd birthday! Lets celebrate by renewing our commitment to telling the stories of these soldiers. 

Our progress has slowed a bit over the summer, so we're issuing another Measuring the ANZACs (http://www.measuringtheanzacs.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=mta4Oct2017) Challenge. Help us transcribe 100,000 fields in the next four weeks to mark the centenary of the battle at Passchendaele. In April volunteers rose to our challenge of transcribing 100,000 fields to mark Anzac Day. Lets do it again!

Rise to the challenge at www.measuringtheanzacs.org (http://www.measuringtheanzacs.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=mta4Oct2017).

With our thanks for all your contributions,

Evan Roberts & the Measuring the ANZACs Team
(http://www.zooniverse.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on October 06, 2017, 08:53:20 pm
Quote
We need your help to test a potential new marine biology project - Seagrass Explorer (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mark-dot-parry/the-community-seagrass-initiative-seagrass-explorer?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sebeta3Oct2017)

Had a go - very simple - and rather depressing seeing the seagrass struggle  :-[ :'(
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 11, 2017, 03:24:30 pm
Supernova Hunters - Project Update

Hi there,

It has been a few weeks since I sent out a Supernova Hunters e-mail. I'm sorry it has taken so long to update you all. There have been a couple of problems with the project recently which I have been trying to fix. First the mechanism I use to retrieve Astronomical Transient (AT) names from the Transient Name Server no longer works. This means that although we are submitting your discoveries I have no way to automatically retrieve the corresponding AT names to update the project results page. I have not had the time to do this manually for the back log of discoveries, but I am working on a new automated solution that will help clear the back log.

Second, thanks to all of you who flagged the large number of misalignments in recent batches of data. In particular the emergence of misalignments where the target and reference images bear no resemblance to each other. These are the reason why recent batches of data for you to classify have been so large. Before I had realised misalignments were the cause I had tried raising the machine threshold to reduce the number subjects to be uploaded and this explains why many of you noticed that some data sets were mostly misalignments or real detections. The misalignment problem has gotten so bad that it is not reasonable to continue to ask you to classify the large quantities of subjects caused by them. I have been working on a method to discard these automatically, but it is taking some time to build and test. I hope to find the time to get it ready to deploy in time for next week's data upload.

Finally, I am also working on deploying the approach from the Supernova Hunters' paper on the live classification stream so we can extract your discoveries in real time. This is also taking some additional coding and testing but should be ready to go live soon.

In the meantime I have uploaded a new batch of 7000 subjects to the project. I suspect that this batch again contains many misalignments but it would be a great help to me if you could let me know in Talk or by tagging subjects if this is what you see.  It will also be helpful to find the real detections among these subjects while I continue working on the solutions above.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update11Oct2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 12, 2017, 04:23:18 pm
Can you help us test a new project?

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new wildlife project - Cheetahs of Central Namibia (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/danberinger/cheetahs-of-central-namibia?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=ccnbeta12Oct2017)

Ecologists and volunteers from the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) gather information about the populations of carnivores and other wildlife in central Namibia. CCF is a charter member of a wildlife preservation area called the Greater Waterberg Landscape, consisting of over 19,000 square kilometers. This is a mixed woodland/grassland ecosystem with predators such as cheetah, leopard, and wild dogs and plenty of prey species. There are also over 25,000 humans, which means that human/wildlife conflict and hunting pressure are ever-present concerns.

It is vital to study and understand this ecosystem. The contents of the photos from the camera traps will answer key questions such as:
what predators and prey species are present?
what are the relative population densities of each species?
how do their densities and movements vary according to wet season / dry season?
do the predators move in relation to human ranching activity?
Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/danberinger/cheetahs-of-central-namibia (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/danberinger/cheetahs-of-central-namibia?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=ccnbeta12Oct2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/V9jyafU13TiP9qxg2 (https://goo.gl/forms/V9jyafU13TiP9qxg2) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 19, 2017, 05:39:36 pm
Please help us test a new wildlife project today

Hi there,

The people who brought you Penguin Watch have a brand new project - Seabird Watch (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/seabirdwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=swbeta19Oct2017) - and we need your help to review it!

In general, the world's seabirds are in decline, but it's not as simple as that. Actually, many colonies are doing well in some areas, but poorly in others. There are big, technical difficulties in studying seabird colonies and so we have historically had insufficient data to effect change. However, if we can monitor many more colonies and analyze the data rapidly, we can demonstrate which threats are important and encourage policy makers to act.

This is the second round of testing for Seabird Watch, so don't worry if you have seen it before. it has changed significantly and we need your feedback on the new version.

This project has been built by the researchers themselves, using the Zooniverse Project Builder, so we need your help making sure it's up to the standards of an official Zooniverse project. Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/seabirdwatch (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/seabirdwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=swbeta19Oct2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/9pyYEczzRtKTdecm2 (https://goo.gl/forms/9pyYEczzRtKTdecm2) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant and the Zooniverse Team

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on October 19, 2017, 10:08:01 pm
Better do this one then!  ::)  ;)

Looks quite good now- a few questions rolling in already - and we have two scientists which should really help with any odd questions. Tom's already on his way to the summer down south :)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 23, 2017, 10:13:22 pm
New Project - Seabird Watch

Hi there,

It's time to get involved in a brand new Zooniverse project - Seabird Watch (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/seabirdwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=swlaunchOct2017)

Some of the world's seabird colonies are in decline, but researchers are not sure why. Seabird Watch will allow you to help them answer this question by counting the numbers of seabirds in nesting colonies around the North Atlantic.

This project is being launched in collaboration with BBC Autumnwatch (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0079t1p?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=swlaunchOct2017) and we hope to complete all of the data by the final show on Thursday this week.

Help us achieve that goal right now at www.seabirdwatch.org (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/seabirdwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=swlaunchOct2017).

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 23, 2017, 10:14:39 pm
Do I understand correctly?
Start Monday evening and finish Thursday?



Must be a lot of users - Seabird Watch is SLOW to come up.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: AvastMH on October 24, 2017, 12:10:13 am
The highest numbers of users that I saw at one go was 144.   It seems to have fallen into three types of reaction - it's blurry and small, it's addictive and relaxing, it's exciting. It's great to see a good reaction and I hope that some twitchers get really linked into it. :D

Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 26, 2017, 01:31:28 am
Join the challenge! - Seabird Watch

Hi there,

We want to finish all images from the British Isles sites on Seabird Watch (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/seabirdwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sw25Oct2017) by the time Autumnwatch 2017 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0079t1p) finishes tomorrow (Thursday 26th) at 9pm BST.

If everyone reading this email does just one full image we'll easily meet the challenge! So what are you waiting for? Get on over to www.seabirdwatch.org (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/penguintom79/seabirdwatch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=sw25Oct2017) right now and do your bit to help.

Thanks,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Helen J on October 26, 2017, 12:41:42 pm
I've just done a few pages (I've been watching Autumnwatch so feel rather responsible).  Not easy to do on a fairly small laptop ....
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: studentforever on October 26, 2017, 04:23:12 pm
Absolutely. I did a single page just to show willing, the next one was really intricate and I thought - not for me!
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on October 26, 2017, 06:27:50 pm
To all Decoding the Civil War Volunteers

Hi there,

We need your help retesting the next phase for our project ? Call this Beta Test 2 for Phase 2 (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/asimenstad/decoding-the-civil-war-phase-2?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=dcwbeta26Oct2017)

As you all know Decoding the Civil War is a consortium project to digitize and transcribe the telegrams from The Thomas T. Eckert Papers (http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16003coll11). This project has drawn together the expertise of four organizations with the hope that the transcription and decoding of Civil War telegrams will not only aid established American History scholars, but also engage new and younger generations, sparking their curiosity and developing new critical thinking skills. You, our great Volunteers, have made this happen!

Last month we asked for help in a beta test of Phase 2, the marking of metadata and code words within specific telegrams. That beta showed that we had a lot of work to do!

There were two workflows. The first one, "Highlight Code Words", was marking the arbitraries, or code words, for those messages in code; based on your feedback we decided to put this workflow on hold. The second work flow, "Highlight Metadata", although it was more ambitious and complex, was more successful. It was clear however that we needed to improve our instructional materials.

We have made some changes, and now we are calling on you, our corps of volunteers, to test Phase 2 (Beta Test 2) at www.zooniverse.org/projects/asimenstad/decoding-the-civil-war-phase-2 (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/asimenstad/decoding-the-civil-war-phase-2?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=dcwbeta26Oct2017) and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/F0w8JVMAOfboGgwh1 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHn4KvnlVRR1ozrLhQbitX2jH7DTtCg9Rz1V8dDutPzz6WKQ/viewform) (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself). We want to know if the task is better defined and if the instructions are clearer. Any additional feedback you may have is also welcome!

Thanks for all your help!

Mario & the Decoding the Civil War Team
(http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/asimenstad/decoding-the-civil-war-phase-2?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=dcwbeta26Oct2017)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Hanibal94 on October 26, 2017, 07:43:54 pm
Join the challenge! - Seabird Watch

It's Thursday night, and the project is just 52% complete.  :(
Still, they did manage over 130.000 classifications in four days - pretty impressive!
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on November 02, 2017, 01:15:34 am
Please help us test the next phase of Astronomy Rewind

Hi there,

A couple months ago we asked you to provide feedback on a new project called Astronomy Rewind (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/astronomy-rewind?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=astroRewind)*. Thank you for all the great responses! A major piece of feedback was to simplify the workflow by splitting it into multiple workflows. We publicly launched Workflow 1 in March and completed it by August!

Before we publicly launch Workflows 2a, 2b, and 2c (the final workflows), we'd love to get your feedback on them. Try them out now at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/astronomy-rewind?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=astroRewind (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/astronomy-rewind?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=astroRewind) and share your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/Tn7qRvDvutXD6rbA3 (https://goo.gl/forms/Tn7qRvDvutXD6rbA3).

Thanks again for all the great work you do for the Zooniverse!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

*The goal of Astronomy Rewind (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/astronomy-rewind?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=astroRewind) is to create a database of astro-referenced old astronomy journal images, made publicly available through NASA data archives, the Astronomy Image Explorer, and World Wide Telescope. This is a collaborative project between the American Astronomical Society, the World Wide Telescope, the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, Harvard, and you!
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on November 09, 2017, 02:49:58 pm
Fall has arrive on Chicago Wildlife Watch!

Hi there,

With your help, the Summer 2015 dataset on Chicago Wildlife Watch (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/chicago-wildlife-watch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=cww9nov2017) has been classified! We are only one more season away from moving towards our 2016 data: Fall of 2015. 

For us, Fall is the best time for field work. In the Spring many sites are flooded, most sites are buggy in the Summer, and Chicago Winters can be unforgiving (to say the least). Fall is also great for urban wildlife. The coyote, red fox, and striped skunk breed in the late Winter and their young generally set out on their own in the Fall. Virginia opossum and raccoons, on the other hand, breed twice a year, but the Fall is also one of their main dispersal seasons. 

So what does this mean for this dataset? These species are seen at more locations in the Fall than other seasons. For you, that means there are even more wildlife photos in this dataset than the other seasons! So come help us with our back log of camera trap photos and move us forward to the next year! Thanks for your help!

Head over to www.chicagowildlifewatch.org (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/chicago-wildlife-watch?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=cww9nov2017) to help us get closer to our goal!

Thanks,

Mason & the Chicago Wildlife Watch Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on November 10, 2017, 10:41:14 pm
Can you help us review Spanish or Italian projects?

Ciao,

We have two non-English language projects and we're looking for people who can review them. So if you can speak Spanish or Italian (or both) please help us out!

The Spanish Project is Archivo Digital Nacional de Puerto Rico -ADNPR-Pasaportes a Republica Dominicana (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/adnpr/archivo-digital-nacional-de-puerto-rico-adnpr-pasaportes-a-republica-dominicana?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=adndprapardbeta10nov2017). Please try it out and fill in this short feedback form https://goo.gl/forms/QLvC1Rq8W5Z48mEG2 (https://goo.gl/forms/QLvC1Rq8W5Z48mEG2) (which is also linked on the project itself).

The Italian project is Occhio Alle Penne! (http://www.zooniverse.org/projects/stefanodf/occhio-alle-penne?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=oapbeta10nov2017) Please try it out and fill in this short feedback form https://goo.gl/forms/VStOp6oeUQOzpeCB2 (https://goo.gl/forms/VStOp6oeUQOzpeCB2) (which is also linked on the project itself).

We ask that you please submit your reviews of these projects in English.

Thanks so much for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)


Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on November 15, 2017, 03:06:52 am
20 new candidates discovered!

Hi there,

This week we are testing a solution to the misalignment problem. The method removed about 4000 subjects from this week's batch. It's not perfect and I still expect some to slip through to the project.  It would be great if you could let me know in the talk forums how this week's data compares to previous weeks.

Last week you helped us discover another 20 new supernova candidates! These have been uploaded to the Transient Name Server and added to the Results page.

Get hunting right now for supernovae at www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters (https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/dwright04/supernova-hunters?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_campaign=Update14Nov2017&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org)

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on November 15, 2017, 05:11:17 pm
Cyclone Center needs your help

Hi there,

Your help is needed on one of the Zooniverse's longest-running projects - Cyclone Center (http://www.cyclonecenter.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=announcements15Nov2017)

By taking part in Cyclone Center you will improve our understanding of tropical cyclone winds and structure. The recent and ongoing devastation by hurricanes in the Atlantic shines a light on human's vulnerability to these storms.

We're excited to make available a new set of images to classify. They are satellite pictures of storms taken when aircraft were flying through and taking observations. The aircraft were measuring the wind speed of the tropical cyclone in order to provide forecasters and scientists with a more accurate estimate of the maximum strength. By comparing your classifications to the observations, we can better estimate the strength of other storms which do not have the luxury of direct observation.     

We already have several thousand classifications of these storms but need 100,000 more before we can continue with our work. Just a few classifications today from each of you will be more than enough! We will be standing by awaiting your questions and discoveries. 

Get involved right now at www.cyclonecenter.org (http://www.cyclonecenter.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=announcements15Nov2017).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)




Just click through the message that says "Sorry, this storm has run out of subjects"

Grant is looking into it.
Title: Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
Post by: Randi on November 15, 2017, 05:24:05 pm
Please help us test our new Anti-Slavery Manuscripts project

Hi there,
 
We need you to test a new transcription project - Anti-Slavery Manuscripts (http://www.antislaverymanuscripts.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=asmbeta15nov2017)

In this project, we're asking our volunteers to help transcribe Boston Public Library's collection of handwritten correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century into texts that can be more easily read and researched by students, teachers, historians, and big data applications.
 
This is a custom project with brand-new tools, so we need your help to make sure everything is working as it should! Try it out now at www.antislaverymanuscripts.org (http://www.antislaverymanuscripts.org/?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=asmbeta15nov2017) and give us your feedback via the form linked in the top right of the project website.

Thanks for your help!

Sam & the Zooniverse Team
(http://www.?utm_source=Zooniverse_OldWeather_Project&utm_medium=http://forum.oldweather.org&utm_campaign=)