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Baiba Pruse, April 20, 2022, 3 p.m.

Reflections from the first ever course on Citizen science and Local ecological knowledge at the University of Iceland

Citizen science, often neglected when discussing environmental governance, is a key in today’s world progressing towards sustainable transitions. The blog takes its readers on a fascinating journey about citizen science for a sustainable environment.

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Simona Cerrato, April 7, 2022, 4 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence, citizen science and the democratization of science

Marisa Ponti, Professor in the Division of Learning, Communication and IT, in the Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, recently published “Human-machine-learning integration and task allocation in citizen science” (Humanities and Social Sciences Communication, 9 February 2022), together with Alena Seredko. The study analyzed and explored the complex and challenging area of human-machine learning integration in citizen science projects.

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Simona Cerrato, March 28, 2022, 10 a.m.

How to empower teenagers in health issues: a practical guide for teachers

Health and Education are intrinsically related: improvements in education produce better health outcomes and vice versa. This is one of the focus of SEEDS (https://seedsmakeathons.com/), a project done by teenagers for teenagers based on citizen science to create new experiments for healthy lifestyles.

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Simona Cerrato, March 9, 2022, 10 a.m.

Scientific and civic engagements in citizen science. Anticipation for the Engaging Citizen Science Conference 2022

Why does citizen science engage scientists and citizens? How do we as citizen science practitioners and researchers make sure that citizen science will continue to be engaging — and engaged in the creation of new scientific knowledge, while also addressing issues of public concern?

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Alice Sheppard, March 1, 2022, 12:35 p.m.

Citizen Science training webinars, talks and a roundtable with the HEIDI project

The HEIDI project invites you to a series of short webinars, talks and a roundtable on digital action - citizen science, makeathons and hackathons.

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CS Track project, Feb. 28, 2022, 3:10 p.m.

12 recommendations for addressing future challenges through citizen science

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed an opportunity to improve the outcomes of citizen science in response to emerging challenges.

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Simona Cerrato, Feb. 8, 2022, 7 p.m.

The potential of citizen science in the social sciences and humanities

The power of interdisciplinarity can manifest itself in a striking way in the emerging field of citizen science in the social sciences and humanities. Citizen science has found and still finds its most rooted and widespread expressions in the natural sciences. Yet the social sciences and humanities are gaining ground and increasing recognition.

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Simona Cerrato, Jan. 24, 2022, 2:35 p.m.

Citizen science: a powerful way to new learning experiences

Citizen science is one of the most promising approached of public engagement in science and technology as it allows for the creation of authentic and lasting alliances between research and society, and its potential for education are now being explored. Yet on this path, many challenges must be faced. What can we learn from the experiences until now?

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Jan. 18, 2022, 10:50 a.m.

Nine projects will be continuing their actions in 2023 and beyond

Nine projects are still at their beginning and will be present in the citizen science landscape until at least 2023.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Jan. 18, 2022, 10:32 a.m.

Five citizen science projects will finalise their action in 2022

Five of our sister projects are entering into their final months.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Jan. 18, 2022, 9:56 a.m.

Citizen Science projects that have completed their journey

In 2021 (and early 2022), three EU citizen science projects have finalised their actions and came to an end: WeCount, MICS and ACTION.

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Simona Cerrato, Jan. 17, 2022, 12:37 p.m.

CitizensHack2022: citizens and researchers together for a better research and innovation

Are you interested in creating change in your city? Are you interested in getting data from grass-root level for your research through co-creation? Are you interested in research strategies that help to turn scientific knowledge into solutions for society, economy, and policy? This hackathon is a great opportunity to do all of that.

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