Climate Alliance Mapping Project (CAMP)  [Tracey Osborne (PI) & Jamie A. Lee (Co-PI)]

Spring 2018: The CAMP Project Team is collaborating with Arizona Humanities Council as part of the Smithsonian’s Museums on Main Street (MOMS) project on Water/Ways throughout Arizona. Project Coordinator, Remy Franklin, is developing an Arizona Water Ways map as an interactive storytelling and mapping display.

Summer 2017: DS|OH Lab participants collaboratively developed digital storytelling protocols to guide ‘in the field’ digital productions as self-represented lived experiences related to potentials and pitfalls of energy productions. These protocols have been posted to the CAMP website and will be revised as part of ongoing digital storytelling workshops throughout North America.

CAMP is the result of ongoing conversations about Public Political Ecology between Tracey Osborne and the former Executive Director of Amazon Watch, Atossa Soltani. Initially launched through Amazon Watch and Sierra Club, this Americas-wide initiative to advance climate equity identified mapping as a key strategy, and subsequently requested support from the University of Arizona CAMP team. With funding from the Switzer Foundation, CAMP was launched in August 2015 to collect energy data and develop web-based interactive maps. In December 2015, Amazon Watch presented CAMP’s website at the COP21 in Paris to highlight the work being done to identify and make transparent the efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground. As the web-based mapping project was officially launched in May 2016, the maps have been initially used by Amazon Watch and Sierra Club with the over 50 Indigenous and environmental organizations. Through participation at the Uplift Conference and this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP22, participants of the Earth Guardians are engaging our website to educate their local communities about fossil fuel reserves and the importance of collecting multimedia documentation of environmental shifts over time to be able to tell the multiple stories of climate change. CAMP is currently working on developing the US map to include pipelines, spills, and renewable energy projects.