Catalonia (Spain), Jun 01, 2021
From the 1st of June until the 30th of September, the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona will participate in a Bioblitz called "BioMARató". The region that gets the most underwater observations, detects more invasive and rare species or gets the most participants will win.
This event is part of the City Nature Challenge (CNC), an international friendly competition of naturalistic observations where cities worldwide will compete with each other.
Participate on your own or sign up for one of the free activities on the Catalan coast (beaches in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Costa Daurada, and Costa Brava)
More info: https://cos4cloud-eosc.eu/blog/biomarato-enjoy-marine-nature-through-citizen-science/
Open17 Challenge: Citizen Science for Climate and Gender
Online, Aug 01, 2021
Join the 2021 #Open17 Challenge to pitch a project on how to address challenges around the world related to the climate and gender equality, using crowdsourcing and citizen science. You may be selected for online coaching, challenge-based innovation workshops, and even an invitation to pitch your idea to UN experts in Geneva. For details of the challenges that have been curated by the UN, and more information on how to submit your 3-minute video pitch on the Goodwall platform, check the link below.
Deadline for Applications: 30 September
More info: https://www.goodwall.io/blog/open17-challenge-climate-gender/
ORION Open Science Final Conference
Online, Sep 27, 2021
The conference will consist of two parts of 3 hours each: 27 September - Co-creation, engagement and dialogue – Sharing experiences Get practical hands-on tips and tricks to engage the public in science and how to embed Open Science practices in your organisation. The session will highlight tools; citizen science activities, co-creation methodologies, funding frameworks, action plans and training materials developed and tested during the ORION Open Science project. 28 September - Embedding Open Science practices at national, European and institutional level Join policy makers and other stakeholders from across Europe to discuss ways to embed open science practices at national, European and institutional level as well as future collaboration opportunities.
More info: https://www.orion-openscience.eu/events/202106/save-date-orion-open-science-final-conference-27-28-september
SeeRRI Final Conference | Bringing RRI into Regional Planning
Barcelona, Sep 29, 2021
Since January 2019, the SeeRRI project has been working with European regional policymakers to explore how regional governments can practice responsible regional planning – regional planning that is anticipative, reflexive, inclusive, and responsive. Nearly three years of joint efforts will culminate in the “Bringing RRI into regional planning: From theory to SeeRRI” Conference to be held in Barcelona on September 29-30, 2021. At the conference, participants will: (1) Learn about the outcomes and lessons from the SeeRRI project; (2) Hear interesting perspectives on sustainability, regional innovation strategies, RRI, and related topics from a range of distinguished guest speakers; (3) Engage in debates that challenge conventional wisdom on how to be responsible in regional planning; (4) Have a chance to network with professionals from across Europe who have an interest in responsible regional planning and responsible research and innovation.
The conference is free to attend for anyone who is interested.
More info: https://conference.seerri.eu/
Ciencia ciudadana en apoyo a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)
Online, Sep 30, 2021
[ES] El próximo 30 de septiembre, el grupo OSDG (formado por la consultora lituana PPMI, el grupo SDG AI Lab del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (UNDP) y una creciente comunidad de investigadores) junto con el Instituto INAECU (UAM-UC3M) organizará la Jornada ‘Ciencia ciudadana en apoyo a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)‘ que se realizará de forma virtual.
La jornada se articulará en tres partes. En primer lugar, una mesa introductoria que reunirá a expertos internacionales relacionados con ciencia abierta y los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible. En una segunda parte, un workshop práctico dónde se presentará el proyecto OSDG Community Platform, un proyecto de ciencia ciudadana que pretende analizar como la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación pueden contribuir a los ODS, mediante la participación de múltiples actores. Finalmente, se realizará una breve actividad participativa entre los asistentes sobre los enfoques y los principales dilemas/desafíos para conseguir las metas establecidas en la Agenda 2030.
17.00-17.05 | Breve introducción (UNDP SDG AI Lab)
17.05-17.17 | Ciencia ciudadana para la sostenibilidad (Elías Sanz-Casado, UC3M)
17.18-17-30| ¿Qué podemos esperar de los los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible? (Javier Benayas, UAM)
17.30-17.45 | OSDG Community Platform: ciencia ciudadana para los ODS
17.45-18:15| ¿Cuáles son los enfoques y los principales desafíos relacionados con los ODS? (reflexión en pequeños grupos).
18:15-18.30 | Observaciones finales y cierre
[EN] On September 30, the OSDG group (formed by PPMI, the SDG AI Lab group of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and a growing community of researchers) together with the INAECU Institute (UAM-UC3M ) will organize the Conference 'Citizen Science in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)' to be held virtually.
The day will be divided into three parts.
First, an introductory table that will bring together international experts related to open science and the sustainable development goals.
In the second part, we will present the OSDG Community Platform projec , a citizen science project that aims to analyze how science, technology and innovation can contribute to the SDGs through participation of multiple actors.
Finally, we will hold a brief participatory activity on the approaches and the main dilemmas / challenges to achieve the goals established in the 2030 Agenda.
The event is free of charge, join us!
More info: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i9y-1ViSSSagCQ_WRjLhiQ
Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking
Oct 12, 2021
Citizen engagement can strengthen trust between institutions and citizens. In the TRANSFORM project (funded under Horizon 2020) citizen science, co-design and co-creation have been applied to regional R&I decision-making in Lombardy, Catalonia, and Brussels-Capital. Through sharing of experiences and promising outcomes of citizen engagement in regional R&I policies, this participatory lab will provide examples and suggestions on how to create more open, transparent and inclusive regional R&I governance processes.
Join us in an interactive session and learn more about the benefits of citizen engagement, get your questions answered by experts, share your experiences and suggestions for further applications in regional decision making.
Registration opens on 30 August!
More info: https://www.transform-project.eu/save-the-date-citizen-engagement-transforming-regional-ri-policymaking/
2021 Inclusive SciComm Symposium
Online, Oct 14, 2021
Inclusive SciComm comprises varied perspectives, including community engagement, informal science learning, arts, community organizing, journalism, community-based participatory research, inclusive pedagogy, service learning, library science, and many others. The purpose of the Inclusive SciComm Symposium is to build a community that actively challenges the dominant, frequently marginalizing norms of STEMM and deficit-oriented approaches to communication culture, and promotes science communication that values individual and group assets. Through these transformations, the Inclusive SciComm community will reimagine and change how science is conducted and discussed.
More info: https://inclusivescicomm.org/2021symposium-about/
CitSciOz21 Virtual Conference
Online, Oct 27, 2021
“CitSciOz21: Celebrate, Communicate, Co-create” is an online virtual conference organised by the Australian Citizen Science Association that will take place 27 – 29 October 2021. Centered around the themes of Celebrate, Communicate, and Co-Create, this virtual experience will invite participants to explore, investigate and showcase successful citizen science projects from Australia and the rest of the world. Moreover, different citizen science communication techniques for maximum impact will be showcased. The virtual conference will ensure a highly interactive and engaging event, with the capacity to network with your fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors as well as providing you with the learning outcomes and benefits you would come to expect from an in-person event.
More info: https://citizenscience.org.au/citscioz21/
Incontro Nazionale di Citizen Science Italia
Maremma Natural History Museum, Grosseto, Italy, Nov 11, 2021
Con grande piacere comunichiamo che l’11-12 novembre 2021 presso il Museo di Storia Naturale della Maremma (Grosseto) si terrà un incontro Nazionale di Citizen Science organizzato in collaborazione con EU-Citizen.Science e Action.
Sarà l'occasione per aggiornare la comunità italiana di CS sulle principali novità dei progetti italiani e internazionali. Gli interventi per la presentazione dei progetti saranno strutturati come "speed-talk" di pochi minuti, oltre alle domande. Verrà fatto circolare più avanti un template per le presentazioni.
Stiamo lavorando per organizzare l'evento in presenza, nel rispetto della vigente normativa anti-Covid. L'incontro sarà in ogni caso fruibile anche in streaming sulla pagina Fb di CSI e sul sito del museo. Tuttavia vi invitiamo, se possibile, a intervenire di persona (soprattutto se avete un progetto da illustrare). Siete pregati di comunicarci la vostra adesione il prima possibile, tramite il seguente modulo [ https://forms.gle/hWVD13zHRDQjzmoa9 ], entro e non oltre il 10 ottobre.
Il programma di massima prevede una prima giornata (11 novembre) dedicata alla presentazione dei progetti. Il secondo giorno (12 Novembre) ci saranno due sessioni parallele: una come prosecuzione della presentazione dei progetti del giorno precedente, l’altra, a numero chiuso e su invito, una policy masterclass dedicata ai policy makers organizzata da Action. Il pomeriggio del secondo giorno sarà dedicato a individuare una soluzione che possa formalizzare la realtà di CSI, iniziando a valutare concretamente l'opportunità di fondare una Associazione Italiana di Citizen Science. Vi invitiamo a fornire anticipatamente contributi in questo senso.
Maggiori informazioni prossimamente qui
With great pleasure, we announce that the National Citizen Science meeting organized in collaboration with EU-Citizen.Science and Action will be held on 11-12 November 2021 at the Maremma Natural History Museum (Grosseto, Italy).
We are working to organize the event in presence, in accordance with the current anti-Covid legislation. In any case, the meeting will also be available in streaming on the CSI Fb page and on the museum website.
The general program includes a first day (11th of November) dedicated to the presentation of the projects. On the second day (12th of November) there will be two parallel sessions: one as a continuation of the presentation of the projects, the other, by invitation, a policy masterclass dedicated to policymakers organized by Action. On the afternoon of the second day, we will evaluate the opportunity to found an Italian Association of Citizen Science.
More information soon here
The uptake of data by citizen scientists, aggregators and end-users: successes, challenges and gaps in the dataflow
Feb 27, 2022
We are organising an hybrid scientific session at the Ocean Science Meeting, 27 Feb - 4 March 2022 on ‘The uptake of data by citizen scientists, aggregators and end-users: successes, challenges and gaps in the dataflow’ and are inviting you to submit an abstract by 29 September 2021. Please find more details of the session below.
OD11 The uptake of data by citizen scientists, aggregators and end-users: successes, challenges and gaps in the dataflow
Keywords: Citizen science, marine data, dataflow, interoperability, acceptance, engagement, policy, data management, validation, end user needs, sustainability, impact
Organizers: Patrick Gorringe, email@example.com, James Sprinks, firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter Thijsse, email@example.com, Emilie Breviere, firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen science is a particularly impactful channel to collect data and its utility has been proven on small scales, yet the groundbreaking, and absolutely necessary, potential of citizen science has yet to be realized. Over the last decade, marine citizen science projects have provided a cost-effective means to collect extensive data sets covering vast spatio-temporal scales where conventional data collection is limited in operation, such as coastal seas. However many initiatives fail to be sustainable, and fail to reach acceptance of their data by scientists and by policy makers. To be efficient and successful a project should provide data with sufficient quality, structure and availability to be used by professionals and ensure that citizen scientists realize and appreciate the impact of their contribution towards the understanding of the scientific big picture.
When studying the flow of citizen science data, it follows a series of steps from the providers to the users, via data aggregators. The essential steps of this process are the acquisition, management, flow in key infrastructure, evaluation and impact analyses, use in ocean models, research and forecasting, and public visualization.
The objective of the co-organizers is to provide a session during which participants will share experiences on successes and failures, needs and limitations in the data flow chain. The session wishes to be a unique niche for the numerous actors of the data flow in marine citizen science initiatives to meet and exchange. It will explore current and future collaborations, hear from invited experts about wider citizen science initiatives and discuss how marine data aggregators in its next phase can more systematically link with citizen science to not only expand the data provision from citizen science, but also find ways to encourage citizen science to work closer with data aggregators across the full value chain.
More info: https://www.aslo.org/osm2022/
How to open up research & innovation to young people?
Online, Sep 24, 2021
Young people in Europe are facing many challenges with regard to social inclusion. Social participation, employment, social belonging are important examples. There is a pressing need to develop more knowledge and innovation to create more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. One way to contribute to this is Citizen Social Science with young people - Youth Citizen Social Science (Y-CSS).
We organise a series of three webinars to discuss central questions of Y-CSS and to create a network of interested people. The webinars are for practitioners of Citizen Science, Community-based Research and youth engagement. We would be happy to learn from your experience and the questions you bring. We would be particularly grateful for young researchers and youth organisations to take part. We want to learn from their work and perspectives. People without prior experience are of course also very welcome. These are exciting conversations and we are working hard to make them happen in inclusive and equitable ways.
Participation in the webinars is open to everybody and free of charge.
More info: https://cutt.ly/sWpvxKo
Online, Sep 24, 2021
Nature is vitally important, and nature is in trouble, but we can all help with nature’s recovery by helping fill in the gaps in what we know about the species on our doorsteps. By looking out for wildlife in your own neighbourhood, you can support vital conservation research whilst connecting with nature and enjoying the outdoors.
That is why this September, researchers, school groups, citizens and wildlife enthusiasts across the continent are coming together in a race against the clock to put nature on the map, submitting photos and observations of wildlife in their neighbourhoods through the free, easy to use iNaturalist mobile phone app.
Join an epic race for wildlife this September as citizens across Europe take part in the worlds’ first 48 hour continental BioBlitz!
More info: https://ernintersections.org/bioblitz/
I Encuentro Nacional de Ciencia Ciudadana, Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades: Identidades Comunes
Zaragoza (Spain), Sep 23, 2021
El evento se concibe como un encuentro de cooperación e intercambio de conocimientos entre gestores de proyectos, investigadores y ciudadanía, en el que los participantes comparten sus experiencias. El programa del evento combina ponencias y mesas redondas en las que participarán expertos de diversas áreas con presentaciones de proyectos de ciencia ciudadana relacionados con las ciencias sociales y las humanidades. Además, habrá espacio para la realización de talleres de carácter práctico dirigidos a profesionales y a público general en los que se podrá conocer con mayor profundidad algunos de los proyectos presentados.
More info: https://ciencia-ciudadana.es/i-evento-cc-y-ssh/
Open Science Fair 2021
Online, Sep 20, 2021
OS Fair 2021 aims to bring together and empower open science communities and services; to identify common practices related to open science; to see what are the best synergies to deliver and operate services that work for many; and to bring experiences from all around the world and learn from each other. OSFair2021 is organised as an emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE, co-organised by key international initiatives in the area of Open Science: COAR, EIFL, Force11, LA Referencia, LIBER, OPERAS, Sparc, Sparc Europe.
More info: https://www.opensciencefair.eu/
Oxford|Berlin Summer School on Open Research 2021
Online, Sep 20, 2021
Open research practices have the potential to revolutionise the way research methods and results are communicated, and to facilitate research collaborations and sharing of research outputs in an unprecedented manner. However, adopting these practices requires knowledge and skills that are not normally taught in undergraduate or graduate degrees. To close this gap, we offer a four-day summer school to guide early career researchers (PhD students and postdocs) towards an open, transparent, and reproducible research workflow. These topics will be embedded in a more general curriculum on research ethics and meta-research.
More info: https://ox.ukrn.org/events/#2021-05-01_oxford-berlin-summer-school2021
Engaging the society beyond data collection
Online , Sep 16, 2021
The challenges of ocean monitoring require data from everywhere at all times, we need to involve society in all steps of the process to achieve the information necessary to implement evidence-based policies in coastal and ocean management.
This workshop is a Satellite Activity of the Event “A Predicted Ocean”, an Ocean Decade Laboratory organized in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean for Sustainable Development.
The workshop will analyse different challenges in volunteer participation in ocean monitoring projects: from potential barriers for volunteer participation up to how to improve the management of the cost and oceans developing evidence-based policies using in some cases the information generated in these participative processes.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-workshop-engaging-the-society-beyond-data-collection-in-citizen-science-168961358973
The workshop “Engaging the society beyond data collection” will be divided into two parts:
- First part: an overview of lessons learned in previous and ongoing projects.
- Second part: moderated discussion (both in English and Spanish) with all the involved actors, including academia, industry, policymakers and civil society
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This workshop is aimed at all the communities interested in participatory coastal monitoring: Academia, Industry (particularly SMEs), Policy Makers, and Civil Society (NGOs, local groups, environmental associations, Schools, …).
1- Welcome and introduction: Jaume Piera (ICM-CSIC)
2- An overview of previous and ongoing experiences:
-Ocean Cities. Josep Lluís Pelegrí (ICM-CSIC)
-Australian Coasts. Libby Hepburn (CSA)
-Wadden Sea. Soledad Luna (W-S World Heritage)
-Our Coast. Luigi Ceccaroni (EarthWatch-UK)
-Reef Monitoring. Phanor Montoya (Corales de Paz)
-Urban Beaches. Andrea Comaposada (Anel·lides)
3- Interactive session: going beyond data collection:
-Breakout Room 1. English session
-Breakout Room 2. Spanish session
More info: https://cos4cloud-eosc.eu/blog/predictedocean-engagement/
The 2021 International Transdisciplinarity Conference | Creating Spaces and Cultivating Mindsets for Learning and Experimentation
Online, Sep 13, 2021
The Conference aims to serve as a platform for engagement, discussion, and action that links transdisciplinary research, (un)learning, and practice. Real-world labs, living labs, social innovations, Global South & Global North encounters, and transition experiments, serve as inspirations for design and implementation of this event.
More info: https://akademien-schweiz.ch/en/current/events/itd-conference-2021/
Citizen Social Science School: Social Dimensions in Citizen Science
Online, Sep 13, 2021
This virtual experience will take place online from 13-23 September. The main goal of this event is to offer academic researchers a common space and a shared time to reflect, discuss, learn, and receive practical guidelines to explore social dimensions behind a wide set of Citizen Science practices related to social issues and when involving groups and persons in a vulnerable situation acting as co-researchers.
More info: https://coactproject.eu/citizen-social-science-school-social-dimensions-in-citizen-science/
Webinar: Blueprint for reducing plastic pollution in rivers through citizen science
Online, Aug 31, 2021
Rivers are critical to all life on the planet. They are a source of drinking water and a vital ecosystem for many species. Clean rivers are key. In most recent years, it becomes clear that our rivers are polluted with plastics. Scientific evidence shows that these polluted rivers also contribute to the worldwide plastic pollution of our oceans.
In this webinar, we will present the blueprint of our Clean Rivers project and explain how to set a project that focusses on tackling river litter pollution. The program will be interactive to share experiences, knowledge and future collaborations.
The program is targeted at non-governmental organisations, policy makers and advisors at European, regional and local level, politicians, waterboards, institutes, universities and companies. Join us for plastic free rivers in 2030!
More info: https://www.schonerivieren.org/agenda/webinar-blueprint-for-reducing-plastic-pollution-in-rivers-through-citizen-science/
Introduction to Citizen Science in Libraries Webinar
Online, Aug 25, 2021
The Introduction to Citizen Science in Libraries Webinar will provide a general introduction to citizen science and explore how libraries can become partners in citizen science engagement. Learn how to access SciStarter’s library resources, build kits, and connect existing programs and communities to projects on SciStarter.
This webinar is part of the Professional Development for Libraries Series hosted by the National Citizen and Community Science Library Network.
More info: https://scistarter.org/introduction-to-citizen-science-in-libraries-webin
Ciencia ciudadana y cambio climático
Online, Jul 29, 2021
El próximo jueves 29 de julio se presentará a través de un evento online gratuito la guía Red 4C sobre ciencia ciudadana y cambio climático tras un año de trabajo de más de 30 entidades. La cita se concibe como una oportunidad para dar a conocer la investigación y las propuestas concretas para promover el compromiso de la sociedad con un problema cada vez más interiorizado entre los españoles.
La jornada la abrirá la Directora de la Fundación Biodiversidad del Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Democrático, Elena Pita. Tras ella intervendrán Maite Pelacho del Observatorio de la Ciencia Ciudadana en España y la Fundación Ibercivis con la ponencia: ¿Se puede observar el cambio climático?.
El evento también contará con la intervención de dos representantes de Red Cambera, entidad sin ánimo de lucro que trabaja con el objetivo de conservar la naturaleza. Por un lado lo hará Paloma F. Valdor hablando sobre la Guía Red4C, la experiencia de 30 entidades, una red de trabajo destinada a abordar la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático mediante ciencia ciudadana. Tras ella intervendrá Nacho Cloux con la presentación Proyecto Ríos se escribe con 4C, una red de trabajo destinada a abordar la mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático mediante ciencia ciudadana.
More info: https://ciencia-ciudadana.es/cc-cambioclimatico-red4c-evento/
NASA GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge
Anywhere on the planet, Jul 25, 2021
The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program invites citizen scientists from around the world to participate in the Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge. This challenge combines Mosquito Habitat Mapper and Land Cover (two GLOBE Observer app tools) to document mosquito breeding habitats with photos.
GLOBE would like you to take photos of mosquito habitats, in either natural or artificial containers. If mosquito larvae are present, you are encouraged to photograph them with a magnifier (optional). Then, we’d like you to take photos of the land around the habitat location using the Land Cover tool.
Photos submitted during this challenge will be used to create automated classification programs that can identify mosquito larvae and the environments they prefer. Such computer programs can help prevent outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease
More info: https://observer.globe.gov/do-globe-observer/challenges/mosquito-habitat-photo-challenge
National Moth Week
Anywhere on the planet, Jul 17, 2021
National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, diversity and ecological importance of moths around the world. People of all ages and abilities are invited to learn about, observe and document moths in their backyards, parks and other habitats.
More info: http://nationalmothweek.org
Learn About Project Noah's Online Community & Moths of the World Mission
Online, Jul 15, 2021
Join Michael Sarill of Project Noah for a virtual program about the popular online global community of nature enthusiasts and its collaboration with National Moth Week. Michael will lead aspiring citizen scientists through Project Noah’s Moths of the World mission, which provides a platform for uploading and publishing photos, creating a personal nature journal and learning about the natural world on projectnoah.org and its social media platforms. This virtual event is free and open to the public. It will be presented via Zoom.
More info: https://ilove.ebpl.org/adults-kids-teens/events/tween/moths-world-national-moth-week/2021-07-14-230000-2021-07-15-000000
Learning Data Naturally SLA (Special Libraries Association) 2021
Anywhere on the planet, Jul 13, 2021
Public participation in scientific research through citizen science is gaining popularity across the world. Through data collection, citizen scientists contribute to the creation of open and research-grade data and build data literacy skills. Academic librarians are often uniquely positioned to promote citizen science projects both in the classroom and among community advocates, connecting researchers with life-long learners for the benefit of open science.
During the on-demand session and throughout the conference, participants and attendees will ‘naturally’ engage with the process of science and learn data literacy skills such as data collection and sharing, by contributing to this dataset. Participants in the session will also be encouraged to pose questions, analyze data, draw conclusions, and communicate findings by exploring the data collected by conference attendees from around the world.
Sign up/log into iNaturalist and join the project.
More info: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/learning-data-naturally-sla-special-libraries-association-2021
The right to contribute to environmental information, a year later: lessons from the SensJus project
Tilburg Public Library and You Yube, Jul 08, 2021
The SensJus project would like to invite you all to a hybrid workshop to be held at LocHal, the beautiful Tilburg Public Library, NL, titled ‘The right to contribute to environmental information, a year later: lessons from the SensJus project’ which will take place on July 8, 15:00-17:00 CEST. Find the detailed program at https://sensingforjustice.webnode.it/l/sensjus-nnhrr-workshop/. The event is organized by SensJus and supported by the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research.
Speakers will be there at the library with a limited number of ‘distanced’ audience. If you are interested in joining physically in Tilburg, please let me know as places are limited. For everyone else, the livestream and recording will be accessible at https://www.youtube.com/user/BBLTHK. Audience will be able to submit questions in advance to us and we will address them during the event. For registration and submitting questions, please reply to this email. In alternative, audience will be able to post questions and comments live in the YouTube chat.
15:00-15:30: roundtable, what is a right, what is environmental information in a word/drawing/action
15:30-16:00: the concept of a ‘right to contribute to environmental information’ a year after, lessons from the SensJus project
16:00-16:30: experts from environmental justice, social movements and data activism join the debate
16:30-16:45: performance break, ‘the civic sentinel on stage’, performed by theatre actor
16:45-17:00: active drawing on the right to contribute, collective commenting
17:00-17:30: concerned citizens share their viewpoints from local instances to global
17:30-18:00: launching the vignette-based story of civic monitoring in Basilicata
There will be drawing, performing, beyond the inspiring pitches from experts and member of communities. This way, we will make sure to ‘engage’ with the space of the library and with the virtual audience!
During the workshop, we will present a graphic novel recounting the story of a civic sentinel that we recently realized. Free e-download here: https://sensingforjustice.webnode.it/l/fumetto/.
More info: https://sensingforjustice.webnode.it/l/sensjus-nnhrr-workshop/
Living Knowledge Online Festival
Online, Jun 28, 2021
To fill in the gap in physical conferences, the Living Knowledge Network will organise an online “festival”. It is a joint effort of Groningen University and international partners. You will be able to see and hear some presentations that were originally scheduled for the physical conference. And participate in a number of workshops and live sessions.
To make the best out of the situation, many presentations will be done by pre-recorded videos. This will allow you - in whatever time zone you are - to watch them when you want to and discuss them through a chat function. Video presentations will also limit connection problems we hope. During the festival, there will be a social corner to continue discussions, and we intend to organize a few thematic discussions. Like the live sessions and workshops, these will however be during European daytime only.
More information will be available soon, as we’re still working on logistics. But we do hope to meet and greet all of you soon, even if it has to be online for now!
More info: https://www.livingknowledge.org/events/lk-festival/
How Citizen Science for Policy across Europe
Jun 26, 2021
EU-Citizen.Science is inviting representatives from ministries across Europe and at the regional and local levels to engage in a discussion about citizen science and its benefits for policy making. The main aim of this event is to develop collaborations among policy makers with citizen science interests. This event will be held as a satellite event of the European Research and Innovation Days on 22 June 2021.
Citizen Science for Policy across Europe
Online, Jun 22, 2021
EU-Citizen.Science is inviting representatives from ministries across Europe and at the regional and local levels to engage in a discussion about citizen science and its benefits for policy making. The main aim of this event is to develop collaborations among policy makers with citizen science interests. This event will be held as a satellite event of the European Research and Innovation Days on 22 June 2021.
More info: https://eu-citizen.science/policy_maker_event_2021/
Call for abstracts Open Track on PANDEMIC AND STS - 8th STS Conference
Trieste , Jun 17, 2021
We warmly encourage you to send your abstracts for the following track: How to Protect Communities from Sars CoV-2 through Co-production of Health and the Design of Commons-Based Ecosystems by Adopting Distributed Ledger Technologies?
Convenors: Guido Boella, Vincenzo Giorgino, Valeria Poli, Sowelu Avanzo.
Please, see the complete call for the submission guidelines below, or consult the complete list of tracks.
The 8th STS Italia Conference will be hosted by the University of Trieste, Italy, June 17 through 19, 2021, by the Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies.
It is our pleasure to announce that the calls for abstract are now open until December 18th, 2020.
The conference will be an opportunity to present empirical and theoretical work from a variety of disciplines: sociology, anthropology, design, economics, history, law, philosophy, psychology and semiotics. The focal theme of the 8th STS Italia Conference will be "Dis/Entangling Technoscience: Vulnerability, Responsibility and Justice”. This broad theme refers to the complex and ambivalent role of technoscience and innovation in constituting societies – making possibilities flourish, but also creating new vulnerabilities. The conference will include 28 tracks, which are clustered into five thematic streams. The tracks focus on several topics, including: biomedicine, digital platforms and media, work and organizations, expertise and public policy, ethics of technology and innovation, and governance of science and technology at large.
Abstracts (written in English, or in Italian in case of tracks in two language) should be submitted by December, 18 to the conference email address (email@example.com) and to the emails of convenors' selected track. Track Convenor(s) will be responsible for reviewing, accepting/rejecting and organising submissions into their track.
· Biomedicine, bodies and technoscience;
· Platforms, digital technologies and media environments;
· Rethinking science, technology and innovation: emerging challenges;
· Including, excluding and connecting through / within technoscience;
· Governing and reshuffling technoscience and innovation processes;
· Open Track: Science and Technology Studies in Post-socialist countries/in Central and Eastern European countries;
· Open Track on PANDEMIC AND STS: How to Protect Communities from Sars CoV-2 through Co-production of Health and the Design of Commons-Based Ecosystems by Adopting Distributed Ledger Technologies?
More info: How to Protect Communities from Sars CoV-2 through Co-production of Health and the Design of Commons-Based Ecosystems by Adopting Distributed Ledger Technologies?
BBK Open Science Fest 2021
Online + Sala BBK and Sala Sasoiko (Bilbao, Spain), Jun 07, 2021
BBK Open Science Fest 2021 is an open and participatory science festival that offers all citizens the opportunity to enjoy, socialize and learn about science, technology and innovation. This festival presents a wide and varied program of participatory performances and experiences. In addition and for the first time, Bilbao will hold an international meeting of open and community science, in which we will connect with scientists from different parts of the world, such as New York, Mexico and Switzerland. They will show us their citizen science, community biology and social innovation projects. Attendees will be able to learn and do science with them in a fun and entertaining way (you can even sign up for a Mindfulness session!). The festival is open and free, we will be streaming the activities carried out at the festival so everyone can follow them online (get your tickets at bbkopenscience.com). Come join us at #bbkopenscience!
More info: https://bbkopenscience.com/
Inclusivity in Citizen Science Workshop
Jun 02, 2021
ECSA’s second Diversity and Inclusiveness workshop will take place over Zoom on Wednesday 2 June at 16:00 CEST. This series is being co-organised by four partners: ECSA, the ECSA & Living Knowledge Network working group on empowerment, inclusiveness and equity, D-NOSES and Cos4Cloud.
We will be hearing from Judy Ling Wong (Honorary President, Black Environmental Network), Dr Monica Ramirez-Andreotta (Project Harvest), and Kylo Thomas (Making Spaces Project), about their experiences in creating inclusive community projects and environments, followed by group discussions.
The event is now open for registration.
More info: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcumtqTwtHNcuyX5Ec35zq_0kSVfkhF_I
INOS Project Event – Integrating Citizen Science at Universities: From ‘What’ to ‘How
online, Jun 02, 2021
Should science focus on issues of public importance/respond to public concerns? What are the benefits of citizen involvement in scientific research? What are the pitfalls? These and many more questions are frequently raised by those engaging or wishing to engage in Citizen Science (CS).
This two-day workshop is designed to provide input into what CS is and how CS projects can be implemented in universities and research libraries. The workshop will focus on:
• The basics of CS and its benefits;
• Requirements to take into consideration when involving citizen scientists in research projects;
• Examples and benefits of integrating CS into educational programmes;
• Practical guidance on how to develop and implement CS projects;
• Examples of CS research projects.
The workshop will be of a highly participatory nature, with participants required to work in small groups during their own time.
The first session will take place at 10.00 CEST on the 2nd of June, followed by a session at 14:00 CEST on the 4th of June.
More info: https://libereurope.eu/mec-events/inos-project-event-integrating-citizen-science-at-universities-from-what-to-how-introduction/
EU Green Week
Online, May 31, 2021
The European Green Week 2021 will be dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’. It will also look at other relevant European Green Deal initiatives, such as the climate initiatives, the upcoming Chemicals Strategy, as well as initiatives in the fields of energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity.
EU Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality.
More info: https://www.eugreenweek.eu/
Unleashing the potential of Citizen Science Data for monitoring the SDGs
Online, May 27, 2021
Crowd4SDG Panel Discussion and Call for NSO challenges.
As a Crowd4SDG project partner, UNITAR is hosting this online panel for National Statistical Offices and Systems to discuss how to leverage citizen science data using both “active” and “passive” approaches, and what quality assurance criteria to consider. The panel will present the results of the Crowd4SDG report developed with the guidance of the Advisory Group.
Several National Statistical Offices and other organizations will share their experiences and work on the use of citizen science data. Following the presentation of the Crowd4SDG tools developed for citizen scientists,the event will also feature "Propose your Crowd4SDG challenge" segment in connection with a public competition to be launched later this year to develop citizen science projects that tackle climate change and gender inequality.
Register in advance to receive materials!
For more information, please contact:
More info: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlf-6gqD4uGNDdbGuQtqFr_2NsOv6zCnxh
ECSA & EU-Citizen.Science webinar: Introducing new citizen science projects launching in 2021
Online, May 26, 2021
Our webinar on the 26th May 2021 (14.00-15.30 CEST) will highlight new citizen science projects starting in 2021, with short talks from three early career researchers:
– Famke Mölenberg (she/her/hers) (Erasmus MC, Netherlands) is an epidemiologist working on SEEDS, which aims to engage teenagers from Spain, the Netherlands, Greece and the United Kingdom in their health education and science literacy by directly empowering through citizen science. She tweets as @FamkeMolenberg.
– Dr Cristina Zaga (she/her/hers) (University of Twente, Netherlands) is assistant professor in human-centred design working on Incentive, which links project partners and citizen science to co-create sustainable transdisciplinary hubs for stimulating and supporting excellent citizen science and responsible research and innovation (RRI). She tweets as @Zaga_daga.
– Isabelle Freiling (she/her/hers) (University of Vienna, Austria) is a communication scientist working in the YouCount project, which aims to identify positive drivers for social inclusion of youth at risk of exclusion, and cocreate innovations and policymaking using cocreative youth citizen social science. She tweets as @isa_freiling.
The webinar will finish with a Q&A and discussion. The event will be in English with a live transcript and you can register for free via the website.
More info: https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/2021/04/15/webinar-new-citizen-science-projects-launching-in-2021/
Phoenix, AZ, May 25, 2021
The 3rd biennial conference of the Citizen Science Association will be held in conjunction with Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society in Phoenix, AZ, in May 2021.
More info: https://www.citizenscience.org/events/conferences/
PANELFIT: GUF – Commercialisation of Data
Online, May 21, 2021
In this Mutual Learning Encounter, we will be tackling the topic of commercialisation of data. This includes purchasing and granting access to databases for research and commercial purposes, and open issues regarding data ownership. In particular, we wish to discuss on how best educate end users on such issues under consideration of the GDPR.
More info: https://www.panelfit.eu/mutual-learning-encounters/guidelines/
Hard-to-reach groups in Citizen Science & Science Communication
Online, May 18, 2021
With a claim to democraticize science and actively involve the general population, science communication and citizen science are increasingly turning their attention to so-called "hard-to-reach groups". But who or what are hard-to-reach groups? What strategies are proving helpful and effective? How can diversity and inclusion be ensured?
The OeAD Center for Citizen Science would like to reflect on these questions with experts from different fields, disciplines and institutions during a keynote speech and a panel discussion to show through practical examples how "hard-to-reach groups" can be reached in the best possible way.
The online event will be in German.
More info: https://zentrumfuercitizenscience.at/de/veranstaltungen/detail/2021/05/18/wissenschaft-fuer-alle-hard-to-reach-groups-in-citizen-science-und-wissenschaftskommunikation/
BioBlitz a tutti i costi
Italy, May 15, 2021
The “BioBlitz a tutti i costi” is a free event open to everyone, to learn to recognize living species present in nature and to collect original scientific data, useful for conservation.
Through the iNaturalist app, you can send photos of animal and plant species (not domestic) that you took outdoors or in one of the participating National Parks. If you can't leave home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you can upload photos from your archives. As in a real BioBlitz (which usually lasts 24 hours and is held outdoors), the "BioBlitz a tutti i costi " will produce a list of species thanks to the collaboration between citizens and experts who will help you in identifications. You can participate from all over Italy and also enter photos taken abroad!
Go to the website www.inaturalist.org/projects/natura-sulle-mura and join the project “bioblitz a tutti i costi” www.inaturalist.org/projects/bioblitz-a-tutti-i-costi
More info: https://www.museonaturalemaremma.it/bioblitz-a-tutti-i-costi/
How to use cosmic rays in the study of geosciences and archaeology
Online, May 11, 2021
The technology developed to study fundamental physics can be applied to the development of frameworks that may have a significant impact on society. The Atmospheric Muons have unique potential to probe structures and provide insight in a series of issues, ranging from volcano live monitoring to applications in archaeology or use for non- invasive and non-destructive control processes in the industry.
Muography is an innovative technique using secondary cosmic rays produced in the atmosphere, the most energetic of which have the property to cross ordinary matter over relevant distances (from meters to kilometers). The detection of those particles after any type of target allows therefore the characterization of the distribution and the density of the matter inside the target, as it is done for instance in medical imaging with X-rays. There is a strong societal impact of this technique, which is mostly passive and therefore adapted to any field of investigation: controls, risks assessment, hazards management.
In the framework of REINFORCE, citizens will be provided with open data detected with distributed networks of cosmic ray detectors and will contribute in performing inquiries at the interplay between cosmic ray research and its applications.
The webinar aims to give an overview of the Cosmic Muons Images Large Scale Citizen Science demonstrator and how it will be implemented in order to engage citizens in the scientific research, showcasing the tasks that citizens will be asked to perform and how their input will be fundamental to study geological phenomena and archaeology research by using Cosmic Rays.
REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wGB-afBLR5O9qkIYDhn72Q
More info: https://reinforceeu.eu/events/webinars/how-use-cosmic-rays-study-geosciences-and-archaeology
Online workshop: Common Challenges in Citizen Science
Online, May 10, 2021
Scivil (Scivil.be) is bringing together citizen science actors to exchange experiences, succes stories and challenges in an online workshop. The workshop is aimed at citizen science project initiators and coordinators and will be guided by Stickydot (stickydot.eu/).
The workshop will take place in English on Zoom on May 10th from 10:00 to 12:00. Participation is free, register here.
More info: https://www.scivil.be/event/online-workshop-common-challenges-citizen-science
Forum Citizen Science
Online, May 06, 2021
„Vertrauen, Wirkung, Wandel: Citizen Science als Antrieb von Veränderung?” - so lautet das Motto des digitalen Forum Citizen Science vom 6. bis 8. Mai 2021 in Kooperation mit der Technischen Universität Berlin.
Citizen Science ist (nicht nur) in Deutschland den Kinderschuhen entwachsen und wir möchten das Forum Citizen Science 2021 als Denk- und Reflexionsraum anbieten, um über Wirkungen von Citizen Science als Antrieb von Veränderung zu diskutieren:
Setzt Citizen Science das Potenzial um, Vertrauen zwischen Wissensschaffenden mit unterschiedlicher Expertise aufzubauen? Welche Wirkung hat Citizen Science in den letzten Jahren in Wissenschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft? Wie lässt sich diese Wirkung überhaupt erfassen? Welchen Wandel kann Citizen Science herbeiführen? Wo gibt es neue Felder für Citizen Science und wo ist der Forschungsansatz bereits gut etabliert?
Bei etwaigen Fragen zur Konferenz stehen wir unter info[at]buergerschaffenwissen.de gerne zur Verfügung.
More info: https://www.buergerschaffenwissen.de/citizen-science/veranstaltungen/forum-citizen-science-2021
Online, May 06, 2021
WissKon21 – der NaWik-Konferenz für kommunizierende Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler. Die diesjährige WissKon findet rein digital am 06. und 07. Mai 2021 jeweils vormittags statt. Hier dreht sich alles um Forschende und ihre Dialoge mit der Öffentlichkeit und Medien, einschließlich Citizen Science. Mit der WissKon bietet das NaWik jährlich eine Plattform für einen offenen und kreativen Austausch.
More info: https://nawik-wisskon.de/
Citizen science: an approach to promote Planetary Health - 2021 PHAM
online, Apr 27, 2021
We live today in a risky society, which imposes on the current and future generations the need to know how to deal with uncertainties and the complexities of the environmental, social, political and economic systems that lead to the threat to the continuity of the human species on the planet. These uncertainties can directly affect individual and collective health, making it imperative that individuals understand the causes and consequences of global changes so that they can not only reflect, but also act individually and demand action from their representatives in the government based on that understanding and on evidence. Citizen science offers the opportunity for social participation in the generation of scientific knowledge and, at the same time, can empower individuals towards change. To discuss this issue, three distinguished guests were invited to the panel "Citizen science: an approach to promote Planetary Health":
- Dr. Alan Irwin - "Citizen Science: a new knowledge politics?"
- Dr. Andrea Grover – “Citizen Science for Community Resilience"
- Dr. Uta When - Facilitating the co-design of purpose-driven Citizen Science for Planetary Health
More info: https://youtu.be/pFOkoR2fzdY
Neues Beteiligungsformat: Wie können Bürger:innen mitgestalten, was die Wissenschaft erforscht?
Online, Apr 26, 2021
Um der Gesellschaft zu nutzen statt zu schaden, muss sich die Forschung und Entwicklung Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) an den Bedürfnissen der Menschen orientieren. Aber wie können Bürger:innen den Wissenschaftler:innen helfen, neue Forschungsthemen zu einem komplexen Bereich wie KI zu finden? Wir möchten gemeinsam mit Ihnen ein Beteiligungsformat erproben, welches interessierten Laien hilft, ihre Ansichten und Einstellungen zum Thema KI so strukturiert zu formulieren, dass sie von Wissenschaftler:innen und politischen Entscheidungsträger:innen gehört und verstanden werden. Während des Workshops werden wir gemeinsam mit Ihnen einen Chatbot ausprobieren, der Sie dabei unterstützt, Ihre Anliegen an die Wissenschaft loszuwerden. Des Weiteren werden wir eine interaktive Wissenskarte vorstellen, in der alle Bürgerbeiträge gruppiert dargestellt werden und von Experten kommentiert und eingeordnet werden können. Neugierig geworden? Wunderbar! Melden Sie sich einfach über Eventbrite an.
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ki-wie-konnen-burgerinnen-mitgestalten-was-die-wissenschaft-erforscht-tickets-150871032319
Blue Research and Innovation Days
Online, Apr 22, 2021
Are you interested in #BlueEconomy? Don't miss the Blue #Research & #Innovation Days! Join the @Cos4Cloud #CoDesign workshop on #MOBIS (Mobile Observation Integration Service) open to everyone interested in #CitizenScience.
More info: bit.ly/3e1PMvb
MOOC: A Roadmap to Citizen Science Education
Online, Apr 12, 2021
BRITEC MOOC “A roadmap to citizen science Education” will provide materials and stories of implementation from innovative citizen science education projects. Citizen Science Education is based on the assumption that teachers and researchers can find a common ground of discussion and develop practices that are advantageous both, for the education sector, and the science sector.
Therefore, this course proposes a process of collaboration between teachers and researchers. It provides insights from the perspective of researchers that have supported teachers developing STEM learning scenarios that include scientific activities based on the needs of active research projects.
More info: https://www.europeanschoolnetacademy.eu/courses/course-v1:BRITEC+CitizenScience+2021/about
Online, Apr 07, 2021
Österreich forscht and the NestCams project of the Konrad Lorenz Research Center invite you to the Citizen Science Online Pub Quiz. We are once again guessing with lots of science and fun, and also according to the strictest corona rules, namely purely online! After the great success of the first online edition of our popular pub quiz, we are very pleased to invite you to a new edition together with our colleagues from the NestCams project. On 07.04.2021 from 19:30-21:30 we will be quizzing together again via Zoom! And once again there will be a great prize for the winning team! So it's worth taking part.
Do you know your way around the world of science? Do you love quizzing together with your friends? Then "Pub forscht" is the right place for you! Österreich forscht, Austria's first and largest platform for citizen science, is dedicating this evening entirely to the topics of science and citizen science.
As in previous years, "Pub forscht" will be held in both German and English. Full details available at the link below!
More info: https://www.citizen-science.at/blog/pub-forscht-online-das-citizen-science-pub-quiz
Lessons and insights from WeObserve
Online, Mar 30, 2021
WeObserve tackles three key challenges that citizens observatories face: (1) awareness, (2) acceptability and (3) sustainability. Its overall mission is to create a sustainable ecosystem of citizen observatories that can systematically address these identified challenges and help move citizen science into the mainstream.
As the project draws to its conclusion, team members will highlight what the project has learnt through its activities. Speakers include:
Gerid Hager (IIASA) – WeObserve in a nutshell
Uta Wehn (IHE Delft), Joan Maso (CREAF), Dilek Fraisl (IIASA) – WeObserve communities of practice: how to ‘do’ CoPs and some reflections
Mel Woods (University of Dundee) – Accelerating the uptake of citizen observatories through MOOCs and open data challenges
Joan Maso (CREAF), Valantis Tsiakos (ICCS) – Data interoperability and standardisation: using interoperability experiments and hackathons to address data-related challenges in citizen observatories
The webinar will finish with a Q&A by Margaret Gold (Citizen Science Lab).
The event will be in English, and you can register for free here.
More info: https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/2021/03/02/ecsa-eu-citizen-science-webinar-lessons-and-insights-from-weobserve/
Exklusiv - Inklusiv!
Online, Mar 26, 2021
Die aktuell 160 Projekte auf der Plattform buergerschaffenwissen repräsentieren eine enorme Vielfalt an Themen, Forschungsfragen, Herangehensweisen. Doch wie vielfältig sind die Menschen in den Projekten, deren unterschiedliche Perspektiven, individuelle Hintergründe und Erfahrungswelten? Sind wir offen und divers? Oder weisen wir versehentlich einzelnen Personen oder sogar ganzen Gruppen nur bestimmte Rollen zu? Oder grenzen wir sogar aus? In der Digitalen Mittagspause wird die Psychologin Dr. Ines Thronicker (UFZ Leipzig) darüber berichten, wie spannend und wie lohnend es ist, die Welt der Diversität zu erkunden – in unserer Kommunikation, in unseren Strukturen und in unserem Verhalten.
More info: https://www.buergerschaffenwissen.de/citizen-science/veranstaltungen/online-format-mittagspause-mit-buerger-schaffen-wissen
Policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies
Online, Mar 23, 2021
In view of the upcoming legislative proposal on ΑΙ and its ethical aspects, the event will seek to identify which issues and challenges of AI are in need of particular attention. It will also discuss ways to address those challenges and build on what was learned through the AI debate to better prepare for the next wave of scientific and technological advances, and ensure that these are beneficial to society and their risks are addressed early.
Three major EU-funded projects, SIENNA, SHERPA and PANELFIT, representing a €10m investment in research from the European Commission to develop governance structures sensitive to ethical and human rights concerns in relation to emerging technologies, are coming together to discuss their findings and provide the context for a discussion on the policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies.
A full draft programme is available on the website below. The event is due to run from 13.00-18.30.
More info: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/en/events/details/policy-options-for-the-ethical-governanc/20210303WKS03282
Open cultural data in citizen science
Online, Mar 17, 2021
This roundtable discusses the concept of citizen science as a participatory research methodology in cultural heritage and reviews good practices in creating and communicating open cultural data in citizen science initiatives.
Speakers: Mariana Ziku, Fred Truyen, Susanna Anäs, Katerina Zourou, Sofie Taes
More info: https://2021.openbelgium.be/
YouTube, Mar 11, 2021
Citizen Science in der Verhaltensbiologie: das Projekt NestCams als Fallbeispiel
Online, Mar 10, 2021
Wir freuen uns den ersten Vortrag unserer Vortragsreihe zu Citizen Science im Sommersemester 2021 präsentieren zu dürfen. Wenn Sie Interesse an diesem Vortrag haben, würden wir Sie bitten sich auf der dazugehörigen Eventbrite Seite anzumelden (https://www.eventbrite.at/e/citizen-science-seminar-tickets-117528511943). Einen Tag vor dem Vortrag werden wir an alle registrierten Personen einen Link zum Zoom Raum senden.
Referent: Dr. Didone Frigerio (Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle, einer Core Facility der Universität Wien mit Sitz in Oberösterreich)
Der Fortpflanzungserfolg eines Individuums kann als direktes Maß für seine biologische Fitness betrachtet werden und gibt Aufschluss über die Anpassungsfähigkeit einer Art. An der Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle (einer Core Facility der Universität Wien mit Sitz in Oberösterreich) sind wir daran interessiert, die Zusammenhänge zwischen Brutverhalten und Bruterfolg zu untersuchen. Wir erforschen das an zwei Vogelarten: den langzeit-monogamen Graugänsen, und den saisonal-monogamen Waldrappen. Dafür haben wir mehrere Nistplätze mit Videokameras ausgestattet, die das Verhalten der Brutvögel aufzeichnen. Daraus sind große Datenmengen resultiert, welche wir nur mit kräftiger Unterstützung bewältigen können. Der Vortrag beleuchtet die Schwerpunkte des Projektes und die Vor- und Nachteile von online Plattformen für Citizen Science Ansätze.
More info: https://www.citizen-science.at/blog/citizen-science-in-der-verhaltensbiologie-das-projekt-nestcams-als-fallbeispiel
PANELFIT Online Webinar: Data protection in journalism: practical tools
Mar 02, 2021
The European legal framework on personal data protection is constantly evolving and the issue of citizens’ privacy is increasingly central to the public debate. It is crucial for journalists to move confidently in this area, to ensure that people’s fundamental rights are respected while fully fulfilling their reporting role.
During this webinar, the Practical Handbook for Journalists on Data Protection will be presented. This tool will be enriched over the coming months with the input and suggestions of journalists themselves, and will soon be available online. In a spirit of participatory development, the webinar will include an open space for questions, from which we will take inspiration to expand the Handbook.
The event will be led by Iñigo De Miguel Beriain, senior researcher at the University of the Basque Country, and moderated by Federico Caruso, a collaborator of OBC Transeuropa.
The one-hour webinar is free of charge and will take place on Zoom. To take part, register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sfuiprzIuGtOpU-mfrr8niXCK3maUWaRR.
For questions or information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be recorded.
More info: https://www.panelfit.eu/2021/02/12/panelfit-online-webinar-data-protection-in-journalism-practical-tools/
Monitoring groundwater in Limpopo Province through citizen science
Online, Mar 02, 2021
On 2 March 2021 (11:00-12:00 CET), Jaqui Goldin, from the Centre for UNESCO Groundwater, will present the latest findings from a groundwater-monitoring citizen science project based in the Hout Catchment, Limpopo Province – one of the poorest provinces in South Africa.
In this project, citizen scientists capture data on groundwater levels and rainfall, putting it onto a smartphone from where it is uploaded to the web. The data is then available to the Department of Water and Sanitation, and others, who are otherwise unable to access groundwater information in remote wells.
After the presentation, Jaqui will answer questions about the project.
Attendance is free, and the event will be held in English.
More info: https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/2021/02/03/upcoming-webinar-monitoring-groundwater-in-limpopo-province-through-citizen-science/
Discovering the unexplored deep marine environment
Online, Feb 26, 2021
Deep underwater neutrino telescopes as KM3NeT measure neutrino and environmental events that constitute “noise” for the neutrino searches. These environmental events range from biological bioluminescence to acoustic signals from sea mammals.
Citizens can support KM3NeTs scientists to increase the efficiency in the neutrino detection algorithms, providing input that will be crucial for two scientific tasks: the classification of noise types, and the identification of the frequency range and typical length of noise signals. The output of the citizen science activity will serve as a basis for training machine learning algorithms, which will automatically identify and classify the noise sources, thus monitoring the noise with an unprecedented detail. At the same time, citizens will have the opportunity to gain a greater insight of the unexplored deep marine environment.
In the framework of REINFORCE, time sequences of the optical counting rates on the KM3NeT “eyes” will be made available to the general public in order to monitor ambient bioluminescence, and citizens will be invited to classify in a systematic way the various types of waveforms observed. Furthermore, in order to involve in this activity also visually-impaired citizen scientists, the “ears” of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope will also be exploited by utilising the time sequences of the acoustical signals detected. Both sound and visual data for the bioluminescence and the acoustic signals will be produced.
The webinar aims to give an overview of the Deep Sea Hunters Large Scale Citizen Science demonstrator and how it will be implemented in order to engage citizens in the scientific research, showcasing the tasks that citizens will be asked to perform and how their input will be fundamental to explore the environment of the deep sea below 1000m depth in which humanity has little experience so far.
Who should attend?
Potential citizen scientists
Neutrino researchers and academics
Members of the physics and marine community
You will learn:
How citizens can play an active role in the advance of ground-breaking research
How a deep underwater neutrino telescope works
How REINFORCE demonstrator about Deep Sea Hunters will be developed
How the project will work to include diverse and underrepresented groups in science
15:00 - 15:10: Welcome and introduction - Paschal Coyle, CPPM, Marseille
15:10 - 15:20: Neutrinos and KM3NeT - Gwenhael de Wasseige, APC, Paris
15:20 - 15:30: Deep Sea Hunters on Zooniverse - Remy Le Breton, APC, Paris
15:30 - 15:40: Bioluminescence - Severine Martini, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Marseille
15:40 - 15:50: Submarine Intelligent Listening into KM3EnT & Abyss - Herve Glotin, Computer Science & Systems Lab., CNRS, Toulon
15:50 - 16:00: Q&A and wrap-up
More info: https://reinforceeu.eu/events/webinars/discovering-unexplored-deep-marine-environment
Online, Feb 24, 2021
On 24 February 2021 (15:00-16:30 CET), Cos4Cloud will be running an ECSA/EU-Citizen.Science webinar to share the project’s progress so far.
This is a chance for the citizen science community, and anyone else with an interest in this project, to find out more and put their questions to the project team.
Attendance is free, and the event will be held in English – although questions are welcomed in other languages, and we will do our best to translate them! More details (speakers, etc.) will be shared soon, but you can register for the event now via the URL.
More info: https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/2021/01/08/upcoming-webinar-introducing-cos4cloud/
¿Por qué promover la participación de los pacientes y de la ciudadanía en proyectos de mejora clínica y de investigación en salud?
Feb 24, 2021
Colombe Warin de la Unión Europea va a hablar de la ciencia ciudadana en 'Horizon Europe' y la salud por invitación del proyecto 'Inspires Science': https://inspiresproject.com/.
Unirse a Zoom: ID 874 1332 7498
Lessons from the LandSense project
Online, Feb 03, 2021
The LandSense project, which recently ended, was hugely successful, with a number of useful lessons and outcomes. On 3 February, 14:00-15:30 (CET), the team behind the project will be sharing some of their experiences and findings at an ECSA/EU-Citizen.Science webinar.
Attendance is free, and the event will be held in English. You can register for the event now via the url.
More info: https://ecsa.citizen-science.net/2021/01/12/upcoming-webinarlessons-from-the-landsense-project/
CoAct Webinar: Co-Shaping Evaluation in Citizen Science?
online, Jan 27, 2021
Participatory evaluation is an approach that aims at giving voice to the stakeholders of an intervention in its evaluation design, process and results. This webinar will shed light on the specificities of this methodology, as well as challenges and opportunities related to its application in citizen science. The aim of the webinar is to furthermore provide an overview on co-evaluation as a strategy and to discuss which respective approaches and options have been available for a long time in participatory research and citizen science, how they have been received, what opportunities they have opened up, what obstacles have been overcome, but also what we can learn from them for the future.
More info: https://coactproject.eu/news/coact-webinar-co-shaping-evaluation-in-citizen-science/
Social Media for Citizen Science Projects
Online, Dec 10, 2020
3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival
Online, Dec 06, 2020
How is democracy changing? How can citizens participate in this change?
These are the themes of the 3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted societal and policy challenges amid uncertainty. People need solutions that go beyond business-as-usual policy.
Open to all, the Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival is the chance for people of diverse backgrounds to gather and tackle some of the pressing issues of our time.
Call for proposals open until 10 November
More info: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/conference/3rd-annual-citizen-engagement-and-deliberative-democracy-festival
Citizen Science in the Classroom: How Real Research is a Mechanism for Increasing Diversity in STEM
Online, Dec 03, 2020
Teachers will get an introduction to citizen science, access resources to find projects that fit their curricula and go through an exercise to help integrate these projects into their classroom. Teachers will also leave with a digital toolkit that will enable them to take the lessons learned and apply them to their learning objectives in their classroom.
More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/citizen-science-in-the-classroom-tickets-126727512401
Art Pluriverse: A Community Science Series
Online, Dec 03, 2020
The Biennale of Western Balkans opens a month-long online programme of collective actions for intangible cultural heritage and open knowledge. The programme focuses on empowering communities of practice in the Balkan region, documenting their cultural knowledge in cooperative, ethical and accessible ways. The 1st edition aims to uplift local knowledge and intangible cultural practices related to textiles, through the development of FAIR community archives and research-based art creation. Share the open calls and join as a partner.
More info: https://bowb.org
Webinar: Citizen science and financial sustainability
Online, Nov 19, 2020
WeObserve MOOC: 'Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference'
Online, Oct 05, 2020
Learn to capture and analyse data and use the findings to take action
Would you like to understand the environment and other global challenges to help create change? Citizen science projects and citizen observatories are the ideal way to explore big issues, take action and become a change-maker.
On this course, you’ll discover many different types of projects and how to get involved. You’ll find out how to lead a project, including the best practices for community building, question forming and data collecting.
You’ll also learn how to interpret the information you collect and use your findings to educate others about important universal concerns.
More info: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/weobserve-the-earth