Improving accessibility to environmental science fieldwork using a portable communications network
John Maskall1, Paul Lunt1, Trevor Collins2 and John Lea2
1School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of
2Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
This workshop has two main aims. Firstly, it demonstrates a field-based approach to teaching environmental impact assessment at a site of former metalliferous mining activity. Secondly, it utilises mobile technologies to allow participants to engage ‘remotely’ in field-based activity by receiving voice and video data via a local area network.