Near the Fukushima disaster site, scientists and citizens work tirelessly to clean radiation from affected farmland soils. Each weekend, they travel to a small village near Fukushima and labor to rehabilitate the land. Under the guidance of Dr. Masaru Mizoguchi, their efforts have rid the rice fields of the radioactive isotope cesium 137, making the rice harvested there safe for human consumption.
Made in Fukushima is a book that tells the stories of the region, the disaster, the farmers, and the on-going decontamination. It’s made out of rice straw from the decontaminated fields of Fukushima to show the region’s rice is safe again. Through interviews, reports, background information, and data visualizations, this book turns the complex data that proves the rice is safe into understanding.
THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER FUTURE
But what will happen to the contaminated soil surrounding the decontaminated area? Will it settle in nearby stream beds, eventually contaminating the rice paddies?
DATA MANAGEMENT IS NOW A BREEZE
Without cloud-based data delivery, the team would be forced to traverse difficult, remote terrain every three months to physically download data. And that data may be suspect if technical issues crop up during their absences. ZENTRA Cloud enables the team to obtain their data hourly with almost no effort, and avoid impossible regular treks to extremely steep, remote hillslope sites.
CONNECT EVERYTHING, AND EVERYONE
Near-real-time data and remote device management mean Dr. Renschler, a visiting professor, can easily check for and manage problems from the comfort of his office, even though he lives halfway around the world in Buffalo, New York. Streamlined data sharing lets him discuss and brainstorm issues, as they happen, with other collaborators who live scattered across the globe.