Safecast

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An excellent NHK documentary describing the Safecast project in which a volunteer community developed radiation sensors that could be used to quickly monitor the spread of radioactivity following the Fukushima Daichi accident. The film also describes how Safecast standardised the procedures for using and calibrating the sensors, making it possible for the data produced to be accepted by local government and international monitors. The Safecast project is described in more detail in the paper I wrote with Dr Hemmi last year, published in Information, Communication & Society: Hacker science versus closed science: building environmental monitoring infrastructure

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