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Raymond Broersma
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May 6, 2011
Raymond Broersma replied to Daniel Ochwal's discussion you can't teach old dogs new tricks. in the group Conservation
"Dear Daniel Ochwal, I reply to you again, somewhat differently. My group is concerned with the the role of insects in nature conservation and management. Most of these people who study insects and conservation are at least 50 years old. And it is…"
Dec 9, 2010
Raymond Broersma replied to Daniel Ochwal's discussion you can't teach old dogs new tricks. in the group Conservation
"Another saying is"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." And that means at any age. Only thing is, the older the horse gets, the harder it is to lead it to water. -Ray Broersma"
Dec 6, 2010
Raymond Broersma posted a blog post

Frontline user survey

I filled in the Frontline user survey today and it amounted to two things:We were successful in installing Ushahidi on our own web host, though the web host blocks port 993, making automatic downloads of email impossible; AndWe still haven't been able to get around the limited list of mobile devices that FontlineSMS works with. Not a single Nokia device on Frontline's list is available in my country. So? So I'm doing everything by hand: all emails are cut and pasted into Ushahidi and all SMS…See More
Dec 6, 2010
kiwanja commented on Raymond Broersma's blog post Getting started
"Hi Raymond Having spent quite a bit of time myself doing conservation work (mostly in Africa) I'm very interested in what you're doing, and monitoring insect numbers and diversity makes a lot of sense. I have no comments at the moment,…"
Nov 15, 2010
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Conservation

This group is focused on the use of FrontlineSMS in the field of conservation.
Nov 10, 2010
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Nov 9, 2010

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The book Macrowikinomics and a desire to create an application for field entomologists and conservationists.
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Work in health care. Hobbies include entomology, conservation and computer science.
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Frontline user survey

I filled in the Frontline user survey today and it amounted to two things:

  • We were successful in installing Ushahidi on our own web host, though the web host blocks port 993, making automatic downloads of email impossible; And
  • We still haven't been able to get around the limited list of mobile devices that FontlineSMS works with. Not a single Nokia device on Frontline's list is available in my country. So? So I'm doing everything by hand: all emails are cut and pasted…
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Posted on December 6, 2010 at 7:33am

By the way, it's the insects

I neglected to mention that we concentrate on conservation and management by monitoring the insects. I think I took it so for granted that I didn't think to mention it, but it's not an ordinary line of attack for conservationists.

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 8:00pm

Getting started

I'm giving us a year to start using frontline in combination with crowdmap to monitor what we're calling "guide species" in the Netherlands to promote conservation and nature management. I'm convinced there's a difference between existing species databases and the potential of frontline and crowdmap to monitor crucial "guide species." We're asking our users to be slightly more intelligent than usual in the field, but allowing them to respond much more quickly. And we intend to respond (relay… Continue

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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