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Eu-Citizen.Science, Nov. 1, 2020, 1:29 p.m.

Is citizen science ready for the SDGs challenge?

Rosy Mondardini, managing director of the ETH/UZH Citizen Science Center, explains the connections that can be done between SDGs and Citizen science.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Nov. 1, 2020, 12:21 p.m.

SDGs in a nutshell

SDGs have been a key topic in the citizen science field in the past few weeks. We had a conversation with April Tash, from UNESCO, to be sure to understand what we were talking about.

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Antonella Passani, Oct. 23, 2020, 10:15 a.m.

ACTION open call for CS project: Last days for submitting your proposal!

ACTION is looking for ongoing citizen science projects related to any form of pollution in Europe and worldwide. The call focuses on projects that are primarily carried out online. The deadline for applications is the 1st of November.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Oct. 22, 2020, 11:09 a.m.

EnviroCitizen: Article on citizen science and environmental citizenship published in Conservation Biology

Two of the ENVIROCITIZEN teams recently published an article in Conservation Biology outlining the main proposition behind the project: the social capacity potential of citizen science extends far beyond collecting data.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Oct. 22, 2020, 10:53 a.m.

D-NOSES: Big Data, Big Citizens

International organisations and governments are developing data portals to track SDG indicators. There is a significant rise in the city data portals, that receive and display data in dashboards, covering all aspects of city life - health, economics, etc. Citizen science is often mentioned as a way to bridge regulatory gaps. So what role does/can/will citizen science play in this proliferation of data?

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Oct. 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m.

CoAct: Citizen Science is Social!

For the “Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs” conference, CoAct and SoCis co-organised the Citizen Science is Social! evening event on the 14th.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Oct. 21, 2020, 3:02 p.m.

Wecount: Policy Brief on the Covid impact on citizen science activities

WeCount is a two-year project that wants to work with local citizens and community groups to explore urban mobility challenges. In WeCount, citizen will collect traffic data using an autonomous sensor: Telraam. WeCount as a project has been affected by the Covid crisis, impacting the citizen engagement strategy but also clearly revealing the value of citizen science in a Covid-crisis situation.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Oct. 21, 2020, 2:11 p.m.

MICS: Special issue of Sustainability “Citizen Science for Sustainable Cities: Investigating Nature-Based Solutions”

A special issue of Sustainability, entitled “Citizen Science for Sustainable Cities: Investigating Nature-Based Solutions” is open for submissions, and will close in June 2021. Submissions are encouraged that explore a range of nature-based solutions (NBS) on urban and peri-urban environments, with the participation of citizen science.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Oct. 19, 2020, 10:25 a.m.

Join us now: Best Practices for citizen science data

Working Group 3 (Data Management and Standards) of the COST Action 17122 “Increasing understanding of alien species through citizen science” calls for contributions to develop metadata guidelines for publishing citizen scientist datasets

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Katerina Bakousi, Oct. 16, 2020, 3:08 p.m.

Last workshop for the URair project

On 16 September, the project URair, co-organised by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, held its last workshop.

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Eu-Citizen.Science, Oct. 14, 2020, 8:37 a.m.

A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs

On 14-15 October, the Museum für Naturkunde, the EU-Citizen.Science coordinator hosted an international event dedicated to the link between Citizen Science and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Muki Haklay, Oct. 6, 2020, 12:21 p.m.

Supporting Environmental Democracy and the Aarhus Convention

The Aarhus Convention establishes a set of rights for public access to environmental information, participation in decision making, and access to justice. In the revised recommendations that updates the 2005 version, Citizen science falls within the range of information sources that should be used in monitoring and managing the environment.

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