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#CrowdCloudLIVE After each episode's WORLD premiere in April, show host, producer, and people seen on the show participated in post-premiere roundtable discussions. Viewers like you listened in, asked questions, and were able to dive deeper into the power of Citizen Science.

Watch the recorded Facebook Live events now. Discover more about how Citizen Science is revolutionizing the ways we gather, analyze, and utilize the data that fuels scientific research, discovery, and community action.

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Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin is the Lead Engineer for Smartfin, an innovative data-collecting device deployed on surfboards that turns surfers into citizen scientists. He is also the Founder of BoardFormula, a surf technology consultancy. Benjamin started BoardFormula while working towards a PhD in Surfboard Fluid-structure Dynamics at the University of California San Diego, leading him to create innovative and intuitive technology for surfers. As an avid surfer, Benjamin has always held a deep appreciation for the ocean, and in helping to develop Smartfin, hopes to provide much-needed information on near-shore ocean zones.

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