Academic Seminars

NASA Mission Mosquito Project and Citizen Science – FREE Webinar Wednesday November 14 at 10AM (sponsored by NNLM SCR)
November 5, 2018
 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series. This monthly 1 hour series will focus on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Dorian Janney, GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign Coordinator and Lead for NASA Satellite Collaborations, will present Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! on Wednesday, November 14th at 10am CT. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Description: Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world.

In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a Citizen Science effort and the newest GLOBE field measurement campaign, GLOBE Mission Mosquito! This program connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app. Participants are encouraged to download the free app before the webinar.