Month: October 2019

Share, initiate and learn - citizen science in Europe

A brief chat with… Dr Henk Mulder

After our article about the status of citizen science in Lithuania, we decided to take a tour of Europe and invite our Advisory Board members to tell us about themselves and their career in citizen science. We start with Dr Henk Mulder from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Henk, when…
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Polluted City Landscape

Air pollution and Citizen Science

In the second edition of our newsletter, we decided to tackle an issue that is often studied in Citizen Science projects: Pollution. We spoke to Gary Fuller, air pollution scientist at King’s College London, writer for the Guardian and author of the book The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution – and…
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Newsletter #2: Citizen Science, a valid asset in the fight against pollution

The second edition of the EU-Citizen.Science joint newsletter focuses on a “hot” topic that is often studied in Citizen Science projects: Pollution. Dr Gary Fuller, air pollution scientist at King’s College London, writer for the Guardian and author of the book The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution – and How We…
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First periodic project meeting held in Vilnius

Members of the EU-Citizen.Science consortium met in Vilnius, Lithuania, in September for the first periodic project meeting. Held at the Vilnius Tech Park, a beautiful ‘tech campus’ beside the Neris river, it was a chance to share updates on how the eight work packages are progressing, and to plan the next steps together. “It’s always…
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Measuring Impact of Citizen Science

The MICS project develops the approaches needed to evaluate Citizen Science impacts and will create an easy-to-use online tool that lets project managers and policy makers understand how to maximise the positive impacts of Citizen Science projects.  Alongside this, we also have adopted the best practice generated by the Ground Truth 2.0 project in the co-design of ‘hands on’ Citizen Science. Four sites in…
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D-NOSES pilots

The D-NOSES project launched the OdourCollect app earlier this year that enables citizens to map odour issues they encounter in their communities. Until now, 6 of the pilots chosen to demonstrate the ability of Citizen Science to get results in different contexts have started in diverse locations. In some cases, the pilots focus on different…
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Citizens education through participatory research learning

Many citizens are not familiar with the impact of urban environment on health and do not use the green spaces for physical activity or recreation. The Kaunas Pilot study will be conducted through collaboration between community members, community-based organisations, public health agencies, and educational institutions with the aim of outlining the citizens’ concerns and placing…
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ACTION open call for Citizen Science projects. Don’t miss this opportunity!

ACTION project is looking for new and ongoing citizen science projects related to any form of pollution in Europe and worldwide. Successful applicants will receive €20,000 to help deliver a six-month citizen science pilot with the help of the ACTION team.  ACTION aims to partner with new, emerging and established European citizen science initiatives to…
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Stakeholders, Network and Community Mapping Report

A key ingredient for ensuring a successful project is of course to first understand who your stakeholders are, who is supportive and influential in your sucess, and what their needs are. Our first deliverable within the second work package – which is where we build the EU-Citizen.Science platform – has thus been to undergo a…
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