Other related sites

Page last updated at 11:45 GMT, Friday, 8 April 2011 12:45 UK

Citizen scientists help monitor radiation in Japan


Since Japan's devstating earthquake, citizen scientists in the area have purchased many Geiger counters to help monitor radiation levels.

Click talks to Marcelino Alvarez, the owner of a website crowd-sourcing all these readings to provide up-to-date information about the possible dangers.

And Usman Hague from Pachube - a site specialising in data infrastructure - talks about the practicalities of such crowdsourcing and whether it is a help or hindrance to the authorities.

Listen to this week's edition of Click from the BBC World Service


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific