Hello, welcome to the APES YW Period 1 Coastal Conscious project, where we will monitor coastal erosion via satellite imagery. Our 2014 Your World project is a sponsored collaboration with VADA, PlanetLabs (a San Francisco satellite imagery company) and environmental scientists at UCSB. We have two main goals: first, since this is a visual arts specific class, we will be creating a piece of art as a group to put on a PlanetLabs satellite. Second, we will use this satellite to monitor coastal erosion and kelp beds in Santa Barbara County. This project will help us, as a Santa Barbara Community, gain vital information necessary to research environmental patterns. Since our project is ongoing, each VADA class after us will be able to use and interpret a new year of satellite data, and thus, create educational public outreach based on a long term sequence of these areas.