Wrangling Data at the South Pole
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Boing Boing contributor Maggie Koerth-Baker has profiled Paul Morin, director of the Antarctic Geospatial Information Center—a small research group dedicated to using data collected on Antarctica to improve research efforts across all fields.She writes:
From tracking penguins and mapping unique geological features, to making sure satellite Internet connections aren't blocked by an inconvenient mountain, the Antarctic Geospatial Information Center has a finger in just about every research pot. Amazingly, it does all this on a budget of less than $500,000 a year, and a staff of only 10, most of them graduate students.
Plus, the feature's presentation is a fun and unique experience.
See it for yourself at BoingBoing.net
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