Exploring Science Communication on YouTube

My first program develop job was at National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) where I was tasked with building a National (United States) program that helped scientists use NEON data. Given my science background in remote sensing and design (Landscape Architecture) combined with an obsession with several youtube channels that had gotten widely successful publishing short videos that translated often complex science topics, I decided to build a YouTube Channel.

Below are the videos I created working with an incredibly talented graphics artist - Colin Williams who was on my team. Each video had a script that was vetted by a small team of scientists for content accuracy. In the end I took a step away frm this part of the NEON Data Skills program given the resources it took to create these videos and the relatively low return in terms of creating educational content that we could use in workshops.

How Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Remote Sensing Works

This video was the most successful and now has over 800,000 views!

How Multispectral Remote Sensing Imagery Is Used for Science

How Do Scientists Measure Photosynthesis Using Spectroscopy

This video was a collaboration with Dave Moore at ASU.

Tags: neon , remote-sensing

Categories: science-communication

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