On the front line of community-led air quality monitoring – new paper

The new book by Mark Nieuwenhuijsen and Haneen Khries "Integrating Human Health into Urban and Transport Planning" have just come out. The Mark and Haneen approached me with a request for a chapter on community-led air quality monitoring, and this provided an opportunity to join forces with Irene Eleta, who was doing her Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in … Continue reading On the front line of community-led air quality monitoring – new paper

Synthesizing #ECSA2018 – Growing communities of #citizenscience practice, Geneva June 3-5

Another excellent summary of the ECSA 2018 conference from Monica Peters, who always adds the New Zealand perspective and help to contextualise the issues that are covered in the conference…

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The 2nd European Citizen Science Assn conference again brought together an eclectic mix of around 350 researchers, project/programme coordinators (and wannabes) from across the continent and beyond (UK, USA, Sth America, Asia, Africa, Australia and NZ). This post, the one hundredth on this site(!) highlights questions, considerations and research outputs presented that demonstrate how the field and methods of citizen science are actively being shaped and defined by different interests.

#ECSA2018 provided participants with diverse ways of learning and sharing information. Several keynotes were presented from European and US perspectives, followed by informal dialog/ roundtable sessions, speed and slightly longer talks, workshops and a brief poster session. This post will be one of many – the dynamic Muki Haklay has  produced excellent posts summarising #ECSA2018 along with pre-and post- workshops. You can find my summary of the first ECSA conference in Berlin…

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Luxembourg Nexus Futures project

The Luxembourg Nexus Futures project has been established and run by Dr Ariane König (University of Luxembourg). The project is exploring the challenges of nexus (water-energy-food) in the in the Luxembourg context. Using the river partnerships (Upper Sure and Syr) they look into different dimensions of sustainability. The project is looking at sustainability science and sustainability … Continue reading Luxembourg Nexus Futures project

PhD studentship in collaboration with the Ordnance Survey – identifying systematic biases in crowdsourced geographic information

Deadline end of August 2018 or when the position is filled  UCL Department of Geography and the Ordnance Survey are inviting applications for a PhD studentship to explore the internal systematic biases in crowd-sourced geographic information datasets (also known as Volunteered Geographic Information - VGI). The studentship provides an exciting opportunity for a student to … Continue reading PhD studentship in collaboration with the Ordnance Survey – identifying systematic biases in crowdsourced geographic information

PPGIS 2017 – Poznan, Poland (Day 2) – Geodesign, applications and discussion

The second day of the PPGIS 2017 symposium (see Day 1 here) started with a session on METHODS AND TOOLS. The session opened with a keynote from Peter Nijkamp (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) . The talk is titled "A big data dashboard architecture for computable intelligent city policy". Peter noted that the … Continue reading PPGIS 2017 – Poznan, Poland (Day 2) – Geodesign, applications and discussion

New Paper: Extreme Citizen Science – a new approach (in Portuguese)

One of the advantages of working in a multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse group is that I can become co-author in languages that I do not speak. Carolina Comandulli, who is doing her PhD research in the Brazil/Peru border area, led on the writing of a paper on 'Extreme Citizen Science' - we have collaborated on the writing … Continue reading New Paper: Extreme Citizen Science – a new approach (in Portuguese)

Introducing “Doing It Together Science” – an EU citizen science project

The full details of new project is over on the Extreme Citizen Science blog (link below) so here is the two lines summary. Doing It Together Science (DITOs) is a three-year programme to increase public participation in scientific research and innovation across Europe. The project includes 11-partners and coordinated by UCL Extreme Citizen Science group. DITOs aims … Continue reading Introducing “Doing It Together Science” – an EU citizen science project

ERC Advanced Grant: Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation

Now that the press release by the European Research Council (ERC) is out, it's time to share the great news: The Extreme Citizen Science group has secured €2.5m from the ERC to continue our journey towards Intelligent Maps. Building on the work that we've done with the support of the EPSRC in Extreme Citizen Science,  and the … Continue reading ERC Advanced Grant: Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation

Algorithmic Governance and its Discontents

Continuing with relevant posts from the Algorithmic Governance workshop , one of the speakers of the workshop, Anthony Behan explores on his blog Algorithmic Governance and its Discontents , and in particular he points that In a comprehensive and packed agenda, politics barely got a mention – but that too needs considerable discussion. John Danaher has done some … Continue reading Algorithmic Governance and its Discontents

Caren Cooper: Scientists Should Talk to the Public, but Also Listen

Caren Cooper published a blog on Scientific American website: "Scientists Should Talk to the Public, but Also Listen" which also includes a citation from me and mentioning the work of Mapping for Change. She writes: "Why is it when scientists talk to the public, they’re said to be communicating, but when the public talks to … Continue reading Caren Cooper: Scientists Should Talk to the Public, but Also Listen