This week is yet another good news story and one which I am particularly pleased to bring you as we sit down with Diego Avila, a Colombian marine biologist who, with his brother, developed the www.seak.it App and social network in order to increase an understanding and appreciation of the marine world.
Seak (i.e. Sea and Seek) encourages users to locate, photograph and map marine species using Google Maps and to collect basic data about the sea (temperature, visibility, depth etc.) that will help to enable people anywhere to have access and learn about the sea.
Based on a community of users who are continually building a database that integrates common and scientific knowledge into a single communal view of the sea. Seak becomes the eyes under the sea for those who don’t know what exists below water.
And, the Avila brothers have not stopped there, they now have www.selva.la as well so that you land-based folk can participate too in photographing and mapping wildlife species.
Direct download: RCC_167.mp3
-- posted at: 11:29am EST