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

Citizen Science & Post-Normal Science zones

The Post-Normal Science 5 symposium moved, like many other scientific meetings this year, to an online meeting. If you haven't come across the term, it is worth looking into - post-normal science (PNS) is, for me, one of the foundations for how citizen science can be integrated into policy processes. PNS is a conceptual framework … Continue reading Citizen Science & Post-Normal Science zones

Investigating the potential of citizen science for effective radon measurement and mitigation

This is a recording of a seminar from early September, which was part of the a session that organised by the Social science and Humanities in ionising radiation Research (SHARE) in their RICOMET 2020 conference. Radon, which is a radioactive gas and that under some condition can accumulate in houses (and especially basements) and is … Continue reading Investigating the potential of citizen science for effective radon measurement and mitigation

Published: Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Back in October 2018, I reported on the workshop at the International Institute for Advanced Systems Analysis (IIASA) about non-traditional data approaches and the Sustainable Development Goals. The outcome of this workshop has now been published in Nature Sustainability. The writing process was coordinated by Dr Linda See of IIASA, and with a distributed process that included … Continue reading Published: Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Recording of a GEO6 Webinar – data and value knowledge creation

This is the recording of a webinar that was dedicated to chapters 3 and 25 of the Global Environment Outlook. It covers different sources of data, including citizen science and indigenous knowledge. Presented by • James Donovan, CEO, ADEC Innovations • Charles Mwangi, Deputy Country Coordinator for the GLOBE Program in Kenya • Jillian Campbell, … Continue reading Recording of a GEO6 Webinar – data and value knowledge creation

New paper: Participatory mapping and food‐centred justice in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

The Urban Zoo project focused on the issues of transfer of disease from animals to humans, in particular in the context of Nairobi, Kenya. This is mostly a medical study, but through the involvement of UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU), issues of urban planning and urban studies were integrated. The new paper "Participatory mapping and food‐centred … Continue reading New paper: Participatory mapping and food‐centred justice in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

Citizen Science 2019: Citizen Science in Action: A Tale of Four Advocates Who Would Have Lost Without You

Jessica Culpepper (Public Justice), Larry Baldwin (Crystal Coast Waterkeeper), Matt Helper (Appalachian Voices),  Michael Krochta (Bark).  Jessica - there can be a disconnect between the work on the ground and how it is used in advocacy. On how to use the information to make the world a better place, and hold polluters to account. First, Michael Krochta (Bark) from … Continue reading Citizen Science 2019: Citizen Science in Action: A Tale of Four Advocates Who Would Have Lost Without You

New publication: Participatory citizen science

I've mentioned in the previous posts about the introduction and conclusions chapters in the book "Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy" and the chapter about citizen science in universities. The final chapter in the book that I would like to highlight is my chapter "participatory citizen science". As Rick Bonney pointed to me, on the face … Continue reading New publication: Participatory citizen science

UCL Sustainability week – a global university that is also Sommers Town local university

UCL is marking its sustainability week between 29th October and 4th November. As part of the activities to mark the Green UCL initiative. I was interviewed to this video, together with other researchers and professional staff who are committed to integrating sustainability into their work. The video was shot around UCL and the nearby area. … Continue reading UCL Sustainability week – a global university that is also Sommers Town local university

Social Innovation and Citizen Science in Shanghai & Shenzhen

During the 22 to 29 October, I visited Shanghai & Shenzhen together with Michael Norton (CIVA), who organised the visit, and Liz Barry (Public Lab). This was a packed tour, with two all-day workshops that are dedicated to citizen science (one in Fudan University, Shanghai, and the other as part of the Asian Environmental Innovation … Continue reading Social Innovation and Citizen Science in Shanghai & Shenzhen