This year's hurricane season has been especially difficult. Wetlands are Louisiana’s first line of defense against hurricanes. Join #LandLossLookout & help map where vital wetlands are being lost. Learn more during an online event on 12/9 at 6 PM CT (RSVP at https://bit.ly/LandLossLookoutEvent). Have fun & make an impact with Healthy Gulf, Cartoscope, Northeastern University, SciStarter, Miss Louisiana Earth & others! RSVP (https://bit.ly/LandLossLookoutEvent) for an event at 6 PM CT on December 9 to learn more about Land Loss Lookout. The Mississippi River Delta, located on Louisiana’s Gulf coast, is one of the most fertile landscapes in the world. The delta provides food and shelter for those who call it home, as well as hurricane and flood protection, a flyway for migratory birds, recreational benefits, and more. Despite their economic and ecological value, Louisiana’s wetlands are being lost at an alarming rate. Over 400 square miles of marshland have been lost to oil and gas activity alone. In response to this crisis, Cartoscope, in partnership with Healthy Gulf and Northeastern University, developed Land Loss Lookout, a citizen science tool that trains users to identify types of wetland loss in the Gulf of Mexico and label where such loss is occurring by categorizing color infrared aerial photographs. Learn more (https://scistarter.org/land-loss-lookout) about the project. Anyone can participate! Join leaders of the project, citizen science facilitators, and other special guests on December 9 at 6 PM Central for a demo, Q&A, and conversation about Land Loss Lookout.
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