Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Exploring + Managing the Earth from the Sky

Yesterday, I attended a great presentation by Greg Asner at the School of Geography and the Environment (Oxf). He talked about this amazing project that uses cutting-edge technology to study ecological systems, biodiversity etc. The kind of work that makes census data and household surveys look like child toys.

He gave a similar presentation though much shorter at TED Talks last year. 

You may ask why I went to this presentation.. after all it's not much related to urban development, transport policies or demography. In the end, I think that some people are so good in what they do you can always learn something from them, no matter what their field of research/activity is. Besides, science is fun.

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