One way to do something about the rapid climate change is to plant a tree. Or more precisely: 1.2 trillion trees. By creating a network of ecologists across the world, and tying their information together with machine learning models, the Crowther Lab has mapped the entire global forest system, and in doing so has been able to quantify a climate change mitigation solution for the very first time. There are 3 trillion trees on the planet. But more importantly, there is room for 1.2 trillion more, and the results show exactly which parts of the world we need to focus reforestation efforts on. Using this information, reforestation could have a major impact on climate change. The Crowther Lab has a holistic approach in understanding the ecological processes. Simone Bucher van Ligten
ETH Zürich / Crowther Lab
Grades will be based on final presentation, final work and deliverables.
The deliverables are divided into two parts. The first part is the delivery of the S-H-O-W conference. All deliverables have to be uploaded to the filer until Monday 22.11.2021 at 9am.
The second part is the delivery of the module-specific deliverables. All deliverables have to be uploaded to the filer until Monday 13.12.2021 at 9 am.
Datasets Crowther Lab
We expect the incorporation of the critique from the last mentoring. Show us the whole concept visualized on the touchtable. Every function must be clear from your side. The parts which are only understandable interactively should also run interactively.
The presentation should be structured as follows:
In this area you will find interesting material on «Crowther Lab» that we have collected for the course.
An open data platform of ecological insights for the global restoration movement. Coming 2021.
Founded by Crowther Lab
Supported by Google
We encourage you to do a search for the word “Forest” or “Tree” to access relevant information and not have to read the full documents.
In this area you will find interesting material on «Information Visualization» that we have collected for the course.
The original video (1980) describing the first focus+context technique, the Bifocal Display (aka Fisheye lens)
In this area you will find interesting material and data on «climate» that we have collected for the course.
Making Changes that Matter – These 16 steps are the most effective way to reduce your carbon pollution and persuade others to do the same.
Act Now! – The UN Campaign for Individual Action
statista – ZHdK Campus Lizenz
Energy-related CO2 emissions per capita worldwide – statista
Distribution of energy-related CO2 emissions worldwide by sector – statista
World population – data.worldbank.org
CO2 Emissions – climatewatchdata.org
CO2 emissions by selected countries worldwide – Carbon Interface
Biodiversity Hotspots – resourcewatch.org
World Air Quality – IQ>Air
World Air Quality – getambee
Pollen information including species, plants and indices for a specific location – Breezometer
Access to high-quality weather, climate and environmental data – Planet OS
In this area you will find related projects we have collected for you.
In this area you will find interesting material on «Interface Design» that we have collected for the course.