On going events
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.
Blue Research and Innovation Days
Online, Apr 22, 2021 09:00
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
Neues Beteiligungsformat: Wie können Bürger:innen mitgestalten, was die Wissenschaft erforscht?
Online, Apr 26, 2021 17:00
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.
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/
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.
Hard-to-reach groups in Citizen Science & Science Communication
Online, May 18, 2021 14:00
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.
PANELFIT: GUF – Commercialisation of Data
Online, May 21, 2021 09:00
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.
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.
ECSA & EU-Citizen.Science webinar: Introducing new citizen science projects launching in 2021
Online, May 26, 2021 14:00
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.
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/
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. THEMATIC STREAMS · 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?
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!
Online, Apr 07, 2021 19:30
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!
Lessons and insights from WeObserve
Online, Mar 30, 2021 14:00
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.
Exklusiv - Inklusiv!
Online, Mar 26, 2021 12:00
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.
Lunch Talk: Assessing urban floods with Artificial Intelligence and Social Media
Online, Mar 24, 2021 12:00
Floods are a major threat to urban areas, affecting the life of millions of people and bringing untold damage to communities and infrastructures. Urban flooding is difficult to monitor because the data is complex, both to collect and process. However, real time information is important for crisis responders to manage the response and recovery after a flood. Valerio Lorini from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission wants to tackle this issue in combining social media, citizen science and artificial intelligence. In this one hour Lunch Talk he presents his project FIUME (Flood risk and Impact in Urban areas using social Media) that aims at extracting valuable information about damages during floods or storms in urban areas. To do so, the research team is building machine-learning models to classify tweets related to such events for the two pilot cities Barcelona and Sao Paulo. The event takes place online via zoom, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy options for the ethical governance of disruptive technologies
Online, Mar 23, 2021 13:00
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.
Open cultural data in citizen science
Online, Mar 17, 2021 16:45
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 17:00
Presentación de resultados de la campaña 2020 e introducción de la próxima camapaña de muestreos del proyecto de ciencia ciudadana para el monitoreo de los ríos de Aragón, #RiosCiudadanos
Citizen Science in der Verhaltensbiologie: das Projekt NestCams als Fallbeispiel
Online, Mar 10, 2021 14:00
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) Zusammenfassung: 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.
Monitoring groundwater in Limpopo Province through citizen science
Online, Mar 02, 2021 11:00
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.
PANELFIT Online Webinar: Data protection in journalism: practical tools
Mar 02, 2021 16:00
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 email@example.com. The event will be recorded.
Discovering the unexplored deep marine environment
Online, Feb 26, 2021 15:00
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 Agenda 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
Online, Feb 24, 2021 15:00
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.
¿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 15:00
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 14:00
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.
CoAct Webinar: Co-Shaping Evaluation in Citizen Science?
online, Jan 27, 2021 16:00
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.
Social Media for Citizen Science Projects
Online, Dec 10, 2020 14:00
The OeAD-Center for Citizen Science invites researchers and practitioners to an online-event, which will be all about using social media in citizen science projects. Experts from the field will provide theoretical input and best practice for successful use of different social media channels, creation of target groups and community management. Presentations will be in German.
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
Citizen Science in the Classroom: How Real Research is a Mechanism for Increasing Diversity in STEM
Online, Dec 03, 2020 21:30
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.
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 10:00
Let’s talk about money. On 19 November, from 10 to 12 CET, the ACTION project will host an online event dedicated to CS financial sustainability. A two hours talk with experts and success cases and occasion for discussing how to find the right mix among different sustainability paths.
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.