Niklas Jordan


A reading list of articles and other links that I found around the web and would like to recommend to you. Subscribe to the links RSS feed.

November 2020

Designing Branch: Sustainable Interaction Design Principles β†’

Tom Jarret describes in the branch magazine how sustainable designs/apps/websites should work. This goes far beyond ecological sustainability, i.e. minimizing data transmission. It also includes social sustainability. My favorite aspect: Cut out the attention economy!

Read command for all who do something in the web!

πŸ”— Permalink  |  11/03/20 | Source: branch

How Trump damaged science β†’

The US president’s actions have exacerbated the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the US, rolled back environmental and public-health regulations and undermined science and scientific institutions. Some of the harm could be permanent.

πŸ”— Permalink  |  11/02/20 | Source: Nature

October 2020

Python developments enable easier access to weather and climate data β†’

ECMWF is developing Python packages and interfaces to help people work with vast weather and climate datasets faster and more efficiently. The Centre also provides training to help the scientific community and technical users to interact with services, make use of ECMWF’s open source software and create maximum value for their applications.

πŸ”— Permalink  |  10/29/20 | Source: ECMWF

Damage Assessment with Sentinel-1 & Sentinel-2 β†’

During this webinar, we will analyse the explosion that occurred at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, in August 2020 and we will employ RUS to learn how to assess the damage caused. We will focus on the use of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 products to see how this explosion was captured from space. We will also show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

πŸ”— Permalink  |  10/29/20 | Source: RUS Copernicus Training

Taking Back Our Privacy β†’

Great profile of Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of Signal App, the end-to-end encrypted messaging service with a plan to reclaim our privacy. Read it and download Signal!

πŸ”— Permalink  |  10/20/20 | Source: The New Yorker

How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies β†’

Satellite images are like maps: they are full of useful and interesting information, provided you have a key. They can show us how much a city has changed, how well our crops are growing, where a fire is burning, or when a storm is coming.

Nothing to add. Great tips for the first steps in satellite images analyses.

πŸ”— Permalink  |  10/19/20 | Source: NASA Earth Observatory

About the author

Hey, I am Niklas Jordan. A full-time TechForGood dude and part-time Earth science student. I am passionate about natural hazards, Earth observation, human rights, climate, data science, low-cost technology & tech ethics. I am hosting a podcast about naturual hazards and technology, publish a monthly newsletter about people, planet & technology and found a international community about open source disaster tech. Oh wait, one more thing to know: I love rough weather!

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