Hello long time, short time, and devoted Nodders:
I want to apologize for my silence on the forum and address a couple things, including the dormancy lately of Tomnod.
But first: We will have another upcoming new campaign in Antarctica (yes! more ice-eyes) that I am putting together with Michelle LaRue. We will be looking at a new species in a new habitat - all based off the success of your previous work with Weddell Seals. Thank you for your help forging new discoveries in a remote and special place! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for that new campaign.
Second, I know that you have been left alone here on the forum for some months and that we have not launched new campaigns. DigitalGlobe and Maxar are undergoing a number of leadership and technical direction changes and challenges at the moment. No doubt you have heard and discussed: the resignation of Howard Lance, the loss of WV04…etc etc. Company-wide, we have been all-hands-on deck with assessing every portion of our business. A lot is in flux, including the ownership and the future of Tomnod. I did not want to come here until I had some concrete news for the group. Unfortunately, I still don’t have any. When I do, I will come and report. The only thing I know 100% right now is that we are going to forge ahead with our Antarctica work, and if you are interested in participating again, Michelle and I and the Seal Residents of Antarctica no doubt would be grateful.
Thanks for your understanding during a tough time.