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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


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #110 on: November 22, 2017, 03:34:26 pm »
Over four thousand new images to classify

Hi there,

The feedback on misalignments last week was very helpful, thank you. The solution seems to be working as expected and we will continue to use it to remove the misalignments. The method is very good at filtering out misalignments of crowded fields (images with lots of stars) but tends to miss those with only a few stars, so keep an eye out for those.

I'm currently processing last week's classifications and reviewing 113 detections you flagged as real.  Once I remove any asteroids and supernovae already discovered by other surveys I'll update the Results page.

This week we have about 4250 new subjects we need your help to classify.

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 #111 on: November 23, 2017, 05:31:28 pm »
Help us test a new galaxy project

Hi there,

We need your help to test an exciting new project - Galaxy Builder

When looking at a galaxy, we can break down its light into different components, each of which can be used to learn more about that galaxy. This project asks you to help create in-depth models for complex galaxies, allowing us to investigate what has shaped their growth.

This project is a bit more involved than Galaxy Zoo, but please give it a go at www.zooniverse.org/projects/tingard/galaxy-builder and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/r89Yxva9b5LxqSXF2 (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 the project before it is officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #112 on: November 29, 2017, 06:09:42 pm »
6000 new images to search through

Hi there,

A new batch of 6000 subjects is now available to classify on Supernova Hunters. I'm processing lasts weeks classifications and also working my way through the back log since the end of August. The large number of misalignments from that time are making it tricky and holding it up, but I will update the Results page as I go.

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 #113 on: November 29, 2017, 06:24:46 pm »
Can you help us test a potential new project?

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new project - London Bird Records

What the researchers say: "Bird watchers in London have been spotting and recording birds flying in and through the city for years. People have carefully noted down the species and locations of these birds and the London Natural History Society (LNHS) has boxes of record cards of bird sightings spanning the last century. We need your help to digitise the data.

The main goal of this project is to recover historic species data so that the information can be used by ecologists, conservationists, decision-makers and anyone else who is interested. This will improve knowledge of bird populations and distribution in London, and allow historical bird data to be made available for scientific research.
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Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/gigl/london-bird-records and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/HnoM7qYF4vB5i6IF3 (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

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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #114 on: November 30, 2017, 04:10:02 pm »
Snapshot Wisconsin Season 6

Hello,
 
We're happy to announce a new season of Snapshot Wisconsin! A few new features for Season 6:
 
Fewer photos of common species! (That means fewer deer, squirrels, turkeys, raccoons, and bunnies proportional to the total number of photos)
New retirement rules that will retire all photos (especially deer photos) more quickly
 
Log in now at www.snapshotwisconsin.org to start classifying!
 
Thank you for all you do,
 
Christina and the Snapshot Wisconsin Team


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« Reply #115 on: November 30, 2017, 08:40:07 pm »
Enough new projects.
We have not finishing our own yet.   ???

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« Reply #116 on: November 30, 2017, 09:07:31 pm »
Enough new projects.
We have not finishing our own yet.   ???

Don't worry, Stuart. Randi, Bob, Kevin and I have a good one for you when you're done with Albatross.  ;D

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« Reply #117 on: November 30, 2017, 09:58:39 pm »
Enough new projects.
We have not finishing our own yet.   ???

Don't worry, Stuart. Randi, Bob, Kevin and I have a good one for you when you're done with Albatross.  ;D

That makes me feel like the last 100 pages should take me forever knowing you lot.  ;D

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« Reply #118 on: December 06, 2017, 04:47:30 pm »
Please help us test a potential new project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new project - The Bank of England as Lender of Last Resort: New Historical Evidence from Daily Transactional Data

What the researchers say: "The Bank of England archive has digitised the Bank's daily discount office ledgers from 1847 to 1916 and we need your help to transcribe these images in utilising information on the price, quality and geographical source of the bills of exchange discounted by the Bank. This will allow us test whether and to what extent during the 1847 - 1916 period the Bank of England adhered to Walter Bagehot's dictum that a central bank during a financial crisis should (i) lend cash freely (ii) at a penalty rate (iii) in change for "good" collateral."

Try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/mkang/the-bank-of-england-as-lender-of-last-resort-new-historical-evidence-from-daily-transactional-data and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/mOtohYhCyhGnUR3H3 (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


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Re: Zooniverse Beta Testing, New Projects, and Challenges
« Reply #119 on: December 06, 2017, 05:40:51 pm »
Over 100,000 new images on AmazonCam Tambopata!

The following is a message from the researchers behind the AmazonCam Tambopata Zooniverse project:

Hi there,

Volunteers tore through our last upload of Amazonian camera trap images, taking us somewhat by surprise! However, we are back with another batch or new images! The last upload included an arboreal camera trap survey with primate species new to the project, challenging all of our ID skills, and refining the expertise of our awesome volunteers. Many say these arboreal images are the some of the most exciting camera trap images they've ever worked with and we tend to agree - we can't wait to get back into the trees to collect more.

In the meantime, our terrestrial surveys are revealing more all the time. In the last batch, we finally recorded a pack of bush dogs! These shy and hard-to-detect canines eluded our cameras for almost a year and its great to catch up with them. We wonder how far this pack ranges, and how many packs we have on the Tambopata, across the huge area covered by cameras. Time (and effort form the volunteers) will tell!

Finally, the shear volume of camera trap images means we are now in a position to start identifying and naming jaguars! Jaguars continue to crop up regularly on our cameras, which is not surprising - Tambopata has long been one of the very best places in Amazonia to see these spectacular cats. And we are now ready to start identifying them from their unique patterns of spots and once coded, some time in the New Year, each jaguar will get a name - something we hope volunteers will get a kick out of helping us with!

Thanks so much for all your help so far - the project just keeps getting better! Explore the new images now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/rainforestexpeditions/amazoncam-tambopata.


Sincerely,

Mark, Dani and Mathias from AmazonCam Tambopata