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The Crowd & the Cloud | Even Big Data Starts Small, Ep. 1

Even Big Data Starts Small, Ep. 1

20,000 volunteers across the U.S. measure precipitation and their data is used for life-saving alerts in extreme weather. Armchair mappers worldwide help first responders after the Nepal earthquake. EyesOnALZ enlists the crowd to speed up research on Alzheimer’s disease. DIY enthusiasts map and document the BP Oil Spill with kites, balloons and cameras.

Premiere Date: April 6, 2017 | Runtime: 00:57:01

About The Crowd & the Cloud

THE CROWD & THE CLOUD is a documentary series showcasing the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. This multi-part series, hosted by former NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati, takes viewers on a global tour of the projects and people on the front lines of citizen science and crowdsourcing. By observing their environment, monitoring neighborhoods, and collecting information about the world