Raikes School faculty partner with NET to tell the story of the Platte River

Raikes School faculty partner with NET to tell the story of the Platte River

Design Studio faculty from the Jeffrey S. Raikes School for Computer Science and Management have partnered with Michael Forsberg and a team of researchers from the Platte Basin Time Lapse Project to develop innovative new tools that will allow students, researchers, and the public to explore a rich Nebraska eco-system. With funding from the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, the interdisciplinary team has developed the Phocalstream Project. The software uses cutting edge web technology to allow users to quickly navigate the over 1.5 terra-byte image library, linking rich photographs to data assets like the US Drought Monitor or USGS Water Data. The goal of the project is to allow K-12 students access to tools that will combine data and photography to help them tell their own story of the Platte River.

The team presented their work at the annual Water for Food Global Conference as part of a panel discussion on 'Cool Tools' for Water and Agriculture Research. Watch the entire session from the conference.