New AR App Allows Belfast Communities to Collaboratively Design their own Presents and Futures This week a new ground-breaking app will be publicly released for community members in Belfast and potentially around the world to work together to transform their communities. Called “Shared Futures” it enables people to redesign their present and futures through innovative AR 3D mapping technology. This app was developed through a partnership between the Belfast Interface Project, Professor Peter Bloom, the technology cooperative Animorph, and Cobra … Read More
The latest global assessment on nature and biodiversity, released in Paris on 6 May paints a dire picture on the state of biodiversity on Earth: One Million species are threatened of extinction if us humans do not radically change our ways and perform transformative changes to restore and protect Nature. Indigenous peoples manage or have tenure rights over land that intersects about 40% of all terrestrial protected areas and ecologically intact landscapes, highlighting how the maintenance of a significant share … Read More
We are thrilled to announce that our colleague Jay has been awarded a £10 million Leverhulme Trust grant to set up a new research centre on Wildfires, Environment and Society. Here is an extract of an interview Jay gave at Royal Holloway. We understand that you and your colleagues have recently won £10 million funding in the 2018 Leverhulme Research Centre awards on a project for; Wildfires, Environment and Society. Could you tell us a bit more about it? I’m … Read More
If you happen to visit the Rupununi region of Guyana, and take a hike with a local guide, it is likely you will hear plenty of fascinating stories and legends, as it happened to me. At the end of January 2014, I travelled to the south of Guyana with a group of researchers and had an opportunity to visit a place called ‘Skull Mountain’. During the trip, our local guide shared many tales and stories about the rivers, and valleys … Read More
Technological advances in recent years have made it possible for regulatory bodies, non-governmental organisations, and citizens to employ more technologies in the monitoring and enforcement of environmental law. This video features three interviews – including one from Dr Andrea Berardi – about the innovative ways that drones, satellites and a smartphone app are helping to engage and empower organisations and citizens in the fight against environmental crime.
One of the methods we use in our community engagement is participatory photography, a technique that allows us to present information in a visual way, but not only. It can be used at all stages of the process of identifying and sharing community owned solutions and is central to our participatory and action learning approach. Using images can help local people to put forward their views, experiences and hopes. It generates outputs produced by local people for local people easily … Read More
Foro de Biodiversidad Cordoba – 24-25 Septiembre 2013 September 27, 2013 El proyecto COBRA ha sido expuesto en la Universidad de Córdoba , dentro del X Foro de Biodiversidad (24-25 de Septiembre 2013) promovido por el Comité Español de la UICN, enfocado en el diseño de modelos de sostenibilidad por las administraciones locales y en el manejo de los recursos naturales frente a los desafíos medioambientales. Project COBRA – Creative Commons El proyecto ha sido presentado conjuntamente con otros dos … Read More