The second day of the MLE visit to Berlin started with a focus on Plastic Pirates and the development of the project. The presentation was given by the PP team - Johaness, Valerie, Sarah, and Philip. The original initiative started during the EU presidency of Germany. This project is an example of the political interest … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 8 Nov 2022
The visit started with the Falling Walls Engage pitches and experiencing the effort of communicating and engaging with science across the world. Alan Irwing started the discussion about MLE in general and focused on the topic of this meeting - Scaling up Citizen Science. Anna Overbeck, from the ministry of education and research, pointed out … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 7 Nov 2022
The ministry of education, science and sport hosted the meeting, in Ljubljana on the 10-11 October. For the ministry, the MLE is a very helpful exercise for Slovenia, in working with experts, the commission, and the member states. Citizen science cannot be measured in the same way as ordinary science - no H-index, citations, etc. … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Slovenia – 10 Oct 2022
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
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?