Jonathan Knowles

Jonathan Knowles

1 observations in 2 expeditions


Recent Observations

Empowering Ocean Stewardship: Citizen Science at the Beach, will be held at Waddell Beach at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County. Through this day-long hands-on experience, participants in the Singularity University 2017 Global Solutions Program will: Form connections with the notion of environmental stewardship focused on the oceans; Experience emerging and convergent technologies being applied to oceans monitoring and management; Explore current citizen-science initiatives that focus on oceans data; Discuss the future impacts on society of the growing threats to our oceans; Engage in critical thinking and ideation around applying exponential technologies to global challenges to the Earth’s oceans. Activities will include: Navigating an OpenROV Trident underwater drone; DNA sequencing with a handheld DNA sequencer (the MinION);\ Tracking marine debris (beach trash, especially plastic waste) through NOAA’s Marine Debris Program; Visualizing aquatic microbes, with microscopy support from the Huang lab at Stanford University, pioneers in imaging and cellular biophysics; Visualizing sand and plastic pollution at the microscopic level; Reporting whale sightings through Whale Alert in order to reduce the chance of fatal whale strikes; Recording observations on life in tide pools through iNaturalist.org; Contributing data on water color and phytoplankton abundance with a Secchi disk through Eyeonwater.org and Secchidisk.org; Reporting observations on jellyfish through Jellywatch.org.