Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE university) was the site of the second day of the visit, at the natural science faculty. The university has about 4000 students and 400 PhD students in their science faculty. This is one of the main universities in Hungary. The post from day one is available here. The Science building of … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Hungary – 13 Sep 2022
The visit to Hungary by the participant of the European Union's Mutual Learning Exercise on Citizen Science Intitatives took place in Hungary, on 12 and 13 Sep. The visit is the second part of the sessions on enabling environment for citizen science, which continues the work that started in Vienna. Workshop on the Balaton Lake … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Hungary – 12 Sep 2022
This October, I will start a new chapter in my academic career. After 25 years at UCL, starting as a PhD student in September 1997 and then as an academic since 2001, I will reduce my time at UCL to 60% and start working on the European Citizen Science (ECS) project at the Learning Planet … Continue reading A partial new begining!
At the end of September 2021, I received an email from Nature Reviews Methods Primers (NRMP) with an invitation to lead a paper on citizen science. NRMP is a journal that commissions methodological papers on different topics, so they can be used by early career and experienced researchers, to learn about a new methodology and … Continue reading Nature Reviews Methods Primers paper on citizen science
Today is the first day after the end of the European Research Council (ERC) funded "Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and visualisation". For me, it's an important milestone. In July 2007, Jerome Lewis got in touch with me about the need to develop data collection and visualisation to protect and nurture forest communities. This effort evolved … Continue reading Extreme Citizen Science Analysis and Visualisation – final event
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
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
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)
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)
Dick talk - scientific and civic engagement in citizen science: time to talk about societal effects? Talking from a Swedish perspective to explore if the issues are generic. There are some disturbing issues - paradoxes, inequalities, and gender issues. Democracy: Infrastructures, how trust plays out and how CS is used at "the limits of the … Continue reading Engaging Citizen Science – Dick Kasperowski keynote: scientific and civic engagement in citizen science: time to talk about societal effects?