Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

 
We have developed a new citizen science app called GlacierMap with a view to assessing the value of "crowd sourced" mapping of glacier change (in this case applied to the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes), and to contribute to learning and awareness of contemporary issues around glacier change and water resources. The app has primarily been designed with secondary education in mind but we welcome input from all, including the glaciology community, so that we can compare the mapping conducted by the general public against that conducted by those with experience in glaciology. 
 
 
We would really appreciate your input, so please consider visiting peruglaciers.org and contributing to our study by mapping a glacier for two different periods from Landsat imagery on the online app! This should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete (probably less for glaciologists I think!). If you could also consider sharing GlacierMap with your students and education networks that would be a fantastic help.
 
If you are interested in learning more about our wider research in Peru, where we are investigating the downstream impacts of glacier retreat in the Andes, you can visit our website. We also have Facebook pages (search for 'GlacierMap', and 'SIGMA Peru') and a project Twitter account (@sigmaperu).

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