App lets beachcombers help track tsunami debris

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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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If you're planning to do any beach walking in Alaska in the coming months and years, you might want the new Coastbuster app from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. The Victoria Times-Colonist says the app makers want beachcombers to help track debris set adrift by the Japan tsunami by uploading photos of unusual items they find.

Photos will then be vetted by Oceans Network Canada and relevant pictures sent to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S agency heading tracking efforts for B.C. and the U.S. ...

Cara Lachmuth of Surfrider Vancouver Island, a group that conducts beach cleanups, is enthusiastic about the app. "I think this is incredible. It's such a great way to get people involved," she said. "No one else is documenting it like this and people love apps."

Now you can use your phone to track washup so you won't bump into it like I've seen people do to street posts.

Wait,...is that a Harley!




posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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get a metal detector and a gieger counter and you'll be good to go!





 
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