In the immediate aftermath of the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in Japan, three friends were talking over the internet and trying to find information.
There was none.
Faced with a global shortage of geiger counters the friends decided to take matters into their own hands and reached out to their networks.
Within hours “Safecast” was born – a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments.
It has become the largest radiation monitoring project in history and all the data collected has been made freely available with no restrictions on its use.
SAFECAST - A global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments which has become the largest project of its kind in history.