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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #105 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 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 to help us get closer to our goal!

Thanks,

Mason & the Chicago Wildlife Watch Team


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« Reply #106 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. Please try it out and fill in this short feedback form https://goo.gl/forms/QLvC1Rq8W5Z48mEG2 (which is also linked on the project itself).

The Italian project is Occhio Alle Penne! Please try it out and fill in this short feedback form 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




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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #107 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

Happy hunting!

Darryl and the Supernova Hunters Team

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #108 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

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.

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team





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

Grant is looking into it.
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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #109 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

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 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