Notes from thematic session on the promotion of the principles of the Convention in international forums, 23 June, 2002

Information from the session that is stated at https://unece.org/sites/default/files/2022-06/WGP-26_Programme_PPIF_session.pdf "The thematic session on the promotion of the principles of the Aarhus Convention in international forums will include panel presentations and round table discussion on rules of procedure and practice with regard to access to information and public participation in the international decision-making on legally binding … Continue reading Notes from thematic session on the promotion of the principles of the Convention in international forums, 23 June, 2002

Roundtable on environmental defenders – Aarhus convention ExMOP

Notes from the roundtable on environmental defenders. I have not tried to capture the exact words of the presenters. This is part of the Aarhus ExMOP from 24 June 2022. The chair of the session, Teresa Weber, noted that the appointment of the special rapporteur on environmental defenders, elected yesterday is a way in which … Continue reading Roundtable on environmental defenders – Aarhus convention ExMOP

Thematic session on access to information (UNECE Aarhus convention – working group of parties)

UN Geneva Peacock These notes are from a session which is part of the working group meeting of the parties of the Aarhus Convention on 22 June 2022. It's only part of the meeting, which the full details of can be found on the UNECE site. The thematic session on access to information focused on … Continue reading Thematic session on access to information (UNECE Aarhus convention – working group of parties)

Mutual Learning Exercise – Citizen Science Initiatives (Vienna meeting)

These are notes from the meeting on topic 4 of the Mutual Learning Exercise on citizen science initiatives, it's the notes from the day, and don't represent any official view of the event, which is available on the European Commission's website. The meeting took place 7-8 June 2022 in Vienna, at the Palais Harrach. Important … Continue reading Mutual Learning Exercise – Citizen Science Initiatives (Vienna meeting)

Recording of the collabinar: teaching citizen science (UC Davis)

Early in May, I had the pleasure of participating in the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) Center for Community and Citizen Science Collabinar. The event was an opportunity to reflect on the development of teaching citizen science at UCL - the creation of a graduate-level course, the development of training modules within the … Continue reading Recording of the collabinar: teaching citizen science (UC Davis)

Conference notes: Engaging Citizen Science – Aarhus. Keynote Heidi Ballard

The Engaging Citizen Science conference is organised by the Danish citizen science network and took place at Aarhus University (25-26 April). The conference started with a keynote by Heidi Ballard, UC Davis. Gitte Kragh starting the conference Challanges Heidi Ballard - engaging communities. Multiple crises: Covid-19, climate change, racial injustice, refugee crisis. Young people feel … Continue reading Conference notes: Engaging Citizen Science – Aarhus. Keynote Heidi Ballard

New paper: Citizen science in China’s water resources monitoring: current status and future prospects

There is something special in the first peer-review publication. It's a milestone and an important stage in the development of the researcher that is leading on it. For PhD students, it is an important stage - instead of a consumer of academic publications, you're becoming a producer of scientific knowledge. This new publication "Citizen science … Continue reading New paper: Citizen science in China’s water resources monitoring: current status and future prospects

Contours of Citizen Science paper published in Royal Society Open Science

At the end of 2019, just before the pandemic, I was lucky to be hosted and supported by the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris (CRI-Paris.org) and with colleagues from ECSA and the European project EU-Citizen.Science carried out a survey to help identify what are the boundaries of citizen science, in terms of the … Continue reading Contours of Citizen Science paper published in Royal Society Open Science

CSA law and policy group: the Aarhus Convention and Citizen Science

This is the recording from earlier this month from a meeting of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) meeting of the law and policy working group which was dedicated to Aarhus convention and its relevance to citizen science. The main speakers in the session were Lea Shanley, who co-chair the group, Anna Berti Suman (check her … Continue reading CSA law and policy group: the Aarhus Convention and Citizen Science