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[wildlife, climate, dna] continuing hardware issues

Hi All,

Our sys admins are still hard working to come up with a solution. Disk issues might not be resolved until Monday.

--Travis

Travis Desell on Friday, December 9th
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[wildlife,dna,climate] hardware issues

Hi All,

There are some issues with the storage mount that CSG uses, so some of the interfaces may not be working while they work to fix it. Hopefully it should be resolved by the end of the day.

--Travis

Travis Desell on Thursday, December 8th
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[wildlife] temporary issues with the video interface

I've been working on correcting issues with the video interface not submitting correctly or hanging on attempted submission. This issue stemmed from migrating our database to another server to reduce load / costs and us missing a couple references to the database. The corrected version of the interface should be live in the coming hours and video review should be smooth again.

It also appears that our data provider for the videos is having some technical issues, so videos may be flip between online / offline for the coming hours but a resolution is being worked on.

Marshall Mattingly on Friday, December 9th
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[wildlife] image review interface and general status update

All,

I've been working on some interface tweaks to the image review system, and am pleased to say that it should work a little more smoothly now.

The major enhancements have been focused on getting consistent zooming working. The old algorithm and methods would sometimes allow the picture to go out of frame and wasn't saving the last zoom location correctly; everything should be smooth sailing on that front now.

I'm still looking into an issue where trackpads can have issues panning around the image and I'm looking into a way to condense the observations section on the left side.

We've also got a whole new set of aerial imagery and we're ready to start allowing you to go through our large collection of aerial images. Look for a post on that tonight or tomorrow :D.

Another large update will be BADGES! Finally (sorry, it's my fault for waiting this long), we'll be giving out credit and badges for reviewing the images. We're working on the final details in a meeting today and should have them working by the end of the week. There will be one set of badges for making observations and another set of badges when the observations are validated.

Any work you've done on the images will be counted retroactively, so don't worry about missing out on points.

Marshall

Marshall Mattingly on Wednesday, November 30th
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[wildlife] best of conference award!

Just wanted to say congratulations to Marshall and the team. Our paper 'Developing a Citizen Science Web Portal for Manual and Automated Ecological Image Detection' was selected as one of the 4 papers to receive a Best of Conference award at eScience this year!

Travis Desell on Sunday, November 6th
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[wildife] Article about Wildlife@Home and Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited just put out a cool article with a lot of neat videos about our collaboration with them. You can read it here:

http://www.ducks.org/nestcam2016?poe=UND

Enjoy!

Travis Desell on Thursday, July 14th
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[wildlife,climate] status update

Just a status update. Things are a bit hectic (I'm flying to Memphis today for another research project and will be there for the rest of the week) and the following week is our last week of classes so I apologize with slow movement on our end.

After the semester is over I have quite a bit of updates to make. Top of the list is to get the validator for the new Wildlife@Home image classification up and going (along with working progress bars) and have some top lists for this as well. We have a bunch of cool badges for the project as well.

We're still pushing for climate tweets as well, and it seems like I have a couple bugs to fix.

Please let me know if there are any other things you'd like moved up to the top of my to-do list so once the summer starts I can make sure things are working nicely here!

Travis Desell on Monday, May 9th
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[climate, dna, subset_sum, wildlife] Citizen Science Grid Logo!

At long last we have a logo!



And just another plug for our twitter account:

https://twitter.com/CitizenSciGrid/status/723142443772706817

Travis Desell on Thursday, July 14th
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[wildlife] image review and new student introduction

Hi everybody! My name's Marshall, and I'm a new graduate student helping out on the Wildlife@Home project.

My first responsibility has been the creation of an image review interface for a few projects that we're working on, including trailcam and unmanned aerial images from the Hudson Bay area in Canada.

You can click "Review Images" on the Wildlife@Home main page, or you can go directly to the Image Selector.

Please note, depending on the size of your monitor, the full image may not be shown. You'll see a dotted-line for areas that you can scroll over to, but I'll be tweaking the interface to make it more obvious and include more information on the interface.

Please review the Species Information before attempting to categorize the images. If you need help while looking at an image, there's a Species Help (as well as a limited Interface Help) button on the review interface.

Badges and other tracking coming soon!

Have fun,
Marshall

Marshall Mattingly on Sunday, April 24th
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[wildlife,climate,dna,subset_sum] spam user purge

We've had a large influx of spam profiles, so I had to go through and delete a massive amount of them. I deleted any profile that didn't have any credit, hadn't participated in the crowd sourcing pages on wildlife@home or climate tweets, and who hadn't made a forum post. I've also updated the site so that the minimum credit required to make a profile is 1.

I'm hoping I didn't delete any real people in the process. If your account was deleted please send me an email and I'll restore it - or you could just make a new one as it didn't have any credit or forum posts anyways.

Travis Desell on Sunday, January 17th
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Active Projects

Feel free to scroll through our image gallery above to get a better idea of what is going on with the project and see the field biologists in action, talk to us on the message boards, or watch videos about the project on our Google+ YouTube Channel. The following projects are actively being worked on by these Wildlife@Home team members:

Contact Information

Please email any questions or suggestions to Travis Desell, or feel free to post a message in our forums.

The Wildlife@Home team includes:

  • Travis Desell, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Susan Ellis-Felege, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Chris Felege, Educational Outreach Coordinator, Instructor of Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Alicia Andes, Graduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Connor Bowley, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Nickolas Conrad, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Kyle Goehner, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Marshall Mattingly III, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • John Palarski, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Lindsey Wingate, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
With agency support from:
  • Kaylan Carrlson, Manager of Conservation Planning, Ducks Unlimited.
  • Tanner Gue, Conservation Specialist, Ducks Unlimited.
  • Aaron Robinson, North Dakota Game and Fish.
  • Terry Shaffer, U.S.G.S. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
  • Mark Sherfy, U.S.G.S. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.
With previous support from:
  • Robert Bergman, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Paul Burr, Graduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Benjamin Carpenter, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Compute Science, University of North Dakota
  • Becca Eckroad, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Jaeden Lovin, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Compute Science, University of North Dakota
  • Adam Pachl, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Julia Johnson, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Nitin Karodiya, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Eric Kjeldergaard, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Leila Mohsenian, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Kelly Sagen, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Biology, University of North Dakota
  • Rebecca VanderClute, Undergraduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota

Publications

All publications, talks and posters about DNA@Home can be viewed on the Citizen Science Grid's publications page.

Support

Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Wildlife@Home is currently being supported by NSF award no. 1319700 through the Division of Intelligent Information Systems's Information Integration and Informatics (III) program.

Wildlife@Home is collaborating with Ducks Unlimited on a project invovling blue winged teal.

Wildlife@Home has been generously supported by a collaborative research award and new faculty SEED grant from UND's Office of Research Development and Compliance. The project's video streaming server is hosted by UND's Computational Research Center and the volunteer computing server is hosted by UND's Scientific Computing Center.


North Dakota Game and Fish has provided financial support for field logistics to collect sharp-tailed grouse videos.

USGS has provided financial support for camera equipment, video storage, and field assistance to collect data for the piping plover and interior least tern.

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