FROM “PUBLIC LAB” TO THE “LABORATORIO Público DEL PUEBLO”.


PUBLIC LAB

We are inspired by an initiative called the “Public Lab”. Do you remember the year 2010? A BP Oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Public Lab” was inspired by the information blackout surrounding the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Countless volunteer researchers have taken thousands of aerial photographs with balloon-drones. This information became known worldwide and had been for a long time the only public information source about the oil disaster. Out of this initiative the “Public Lab” was founded as and a new research and social space for the development of low-cost tools and for community based environmental monitoring and research.


Training in Santa Xruz Xoxocotlán (Oaxaca), 2015


HOW COULD THE PROJECT IN OAXACA DEVELOP?

In Oaxaca we want to build something similar and the drone project shall be part of it and work as an independent GIS laboratory unit. The aim of “Laboratorio Público del Pueblo” is to establish a free organization or group, which operates in different directions and with different professional experience backgrounds to apply research on relevant environmental and social communities issues. This group will develop easy to use and affordable environmental technologies and information; with an Internet platform for sharing ideas and data.

Anyone interested in this idea is requested to contact us.