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Drone Journalism Lab founder Matt Waite flies a Parrot AR Drone for a photo in 2012.

How Drones Are Informing the Stories We Produce

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As storytellers, we had an eye in the sky. When we set out to tell the story of obesity and malnutrition in Tonga and Timor, the DJ1 Phantom 3 drone we deployed on the field greatly impacted our production. Together with producer Andy Day of KeepLeft, we used a combination of drone footage and traditional footage to tell a multidimensional story, contrasting the beauty of the landscape with the dual challenges of obesity and malnutrition. This is…

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From Sustainability to Surfing: Meet Jeremy Kamo

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Jeremy Kamo is the Director of Operations at SecondMuse. He was a partner at Further By Design and worked with SecondMuse in various projects, including the LAUNCH program before the companies merged in late 2015. Jeremy’s work in renewable energy, education and healthcare projects have taken him around the globe, where he enjoys seeing different perspectives on the world’s biggest problems. Born and raised in Hawaii, Jeremy loves being outdoors and surfing, which is for…

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Seaweed aquaculture in the tropics – an innovation platform for the Blue Economy

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When we think about aquaculture we tend to think of fish farming, and in particular, farming fish for protein.  Much is made of the fact that, chances are, the fish you are eating today was farmed not caught. Yet aquaculture – the production of living aquatic resources for food and materials – is a diverse sector. Many types of creatures have been domesticated and there are many modes of making money in a sector whose…

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Meet NASA’s Datanauts

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On Tuesday, December 8, the Datanaut Founding Class gathered together at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to debrief progress over the last six months. This group is made up of women who were chosen by NASA as thought leaders who could spearhead and support the program in years to come. During the day, we talked about how to use NASA’s vast amounts of data to change their communities, educate students, or create data solutions that…

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