Below the Surface Announces the Launch of Its Riverview Project
Released on: November 15, 2011, 2:30 am
Below The Surface
San Diego, November 15, 2011: Below The Surface (BTS)
announced today the launch of their interactive Riverview Project, the
core program of BTS in the coming years. This initiative is a major
leap forward in protecting America’s rivers through a permanent
photographic record of the current conditions of America’s waterways.
This heritage project will help guide generations to come in their use
and stewardship of rivers and drinking water by providing a visual
benchmark of the current state of the nation’s water.
The main focus of the Riverview Project is to provide panoramic photos and videos of
America’s most imperiled rivers. It is, essentially, Google’s Streetview for the
nation’s waterways. Below the Surface’s co-founder Jared Criscuolo says "the
Riverview Project represents a major step forward for protecting our rivers. It
allows Below the Surface and the greater environmental movement, along with water
management leaders, to leverage social media and cutting edge photographic
techniques to create the opportunity for anyone, anywhere to explore rivers. We hope
this effort will compound social exposure to water issues and the conditions along
rivers, and to inspire stewardship of these critical resources both now and among
Below the Surface is working with the following partners, who without their
collaboration or funding the Riverview Project would be made possible: United States
Geological Survey (USGS), Immersive Media, Surfrider Foundation, and the Clif Bar
"We’re extremely excited to cooperate with Below the Surface in order to help
produce and make accessible 3D photography for as many streams as possible," says
Katherine Lins, Chief, Office of Water Information for USGS.
Below the Surface is also being featured in the December 2011 issue of Outside
Magazine as part of its “Reader of the Year” initiative. Below The Surface founders
Jared Criscuolo and Kristian Gustavson are being honored as the 2011 “Readers of the
Year.” As part of the initiative, Criscuolo and Gustavson will blog about the
Riverview Project on the Outside site, Outsideonline.com, detailing their progress
throughout the year. In support of Beneath The Surface, Outside Magazine is also
providing a free subscription to supporters of BTS who pledge a donation of $50 or
more via the BTS site through December 2011.
Please email email@example.com for additional information and ways to
sponsor and contribute to the project.
About Below the Surface
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Below the Surface is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the exploration of and education about the issues surrounding water.
Contact Details: Katie Evereth
Director, Development and Fundraising
Below the Surface
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