Earth Watch '95

Chris Stuart (cs10@cornell.edu)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 11:29:56 -0400


EarthWatch '95

Plans for EarthWatch '95 are progressing smoothly. We have cameras for
North America, Europe, Antartica, Japan, and possibly South America. But
I'm still looking for an African camera site if anyone knows of someone who
would be interested. Australia is also a maybe, so if anyone down under
has a camera and wants to be involved send me a message.

Also, we've gotten several requests from people to act as reflectors of our
reflector. If anyone is interested in this get in touch and we'll add you
to that list. The more reflectors we get the more we dispurse the traffic
load and the more people can watch.

Here's the original posting in case you missed it:

The Cornell University Center for the Environment is putting together an
internet CU-SeeMe event for Earth Day on April 22, 1995. The idea is to
have outdoor scenes from around the world (it would be nice to have each of
the seven continents represented) showing from our reflector at once.

If you have the capability of showing a nice outdoor scene (or even a
smokestack) and would be willing to have your site sending video to us for
24 hours (or longer so we can jive time-zones) on that date, please get in
touch with me, Chris Stuart, at cs10@cornell.edu. Our reflector will be
"view only" for that day except for the seven or eight sites, but we think
it will be a nice reminder of how we're all connected ecologically as well
as technologically. So, we'll need one camera from North America, South
America, Europe, Asia, Antartica, Australia, and Africa.

Ideally, it would be an interesting outdoor scene. Some motion would be
nice, either running water, heavy traffic, other earth day events, etc. We
plan to issue Press Releases about the event, so we hope it will get a lot
of news coverage.

Also, if you run a reflector, and would be willing to attach to us, we can
create a string of reflectors so that more people can connect to watch the
Earth on that date. Again, get in touch with me at cs10@cornell.edu.

I'll also be setting up a page on our web site at
http://www.cfe.cornell.edu so that people who aren't familiar with CU-SeeMe
now (a lot of people in the environmental community) can use it for the
first time.)

Thanks very much.

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Chris Stuart, cs10@cornell.edu, Information Systems Manager
Center for the Environment, 200 Rice Hall, (607) 255-3972
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
http://www.cfe.cornell.edu
environment-L@cornell.edu