ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 3

After a busy first  days - Day 1 (morning and afternoon) and Day 2 (morning and afternoon), the third day was dedicated to engagement - through museums, games and story telling; responsibility - through frameworks of responsible research and innovation, proper data handling and making a scientific impact, and finally to active engagement in discussion … Continue reading ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 3

ECSA 2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Afternoon)

The afternoon started with a packed session that focused on Citizen science Studies – Engaging with the participatory turn in the co-production of science and society Elevator talks & interactive session organised by Dana Mahr (University of Geneva); Anett Richter (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ); Claudia Göbel (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin | ECSA); Alan Irwin (Copenhagen Business … Continue reading ECSA 2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Afternoon)

ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Morning)

After the opening day (see morning and afternoon posts) and the reception under the dinosaur at the museum, the second day started with an introduction and review of day 1 by Marisa Ponti (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): We want to reconnect to the first day. Particularly happy to hear the connection at the European Commission … Continue reading ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Morning)

Participatory [Citizen] Science

'Citizen Science as Participatory Science' is one of the most popular posts that I have published here. The post is the core section of a chapter that was published in 2013 (the post itself was written in 2011). For the first European Citizen Science Association conference I was asked to give a keynote on the second … Continue reading Participatory [Citizen] Science

ECSA 2016: Open Science – Policy Innovation & Social Impact (Day 1 afternoon)

See the first post of the day here. After the afternoon break, the second panel was dedicated to started with Innovative approaches to civic engagement, learning & education https://twitter.com/chelicresswell/status/733299496004784128 Michael J.O. Pocock (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK). Defined himself as an ecologist who is interested in citizen science. He is interested in ecosystem services and … Continue reading ECSA 2016: Open Science – Policy Innovation & Social Impact (Day 1 afternoon)

ECSA 2016: Open Science – Policy Innovation & Social Impact (Day 1 morning)

The 19th May 2016 was a special day for the European Citizen Science Association, with the opening of the first conference of the organisation, focusing on the links between citizen science and open science.  You can find the report on the afternoon of the first day, second day (morning, evening), third day, my talk at … Continue reading ECSA 2016: Open Science – Policy Innovation & Social Impact (Day 1 morning)

Standards and Recommendations for Citizen Science (University of Zurich)

Following a short project that was headed by Daniel Wyler of the University of Zürich in collaboration with the League of European Research Universities, two draft documents aimed at universities and research funders were developed. The documents can be found here, and there is scope to comments and suggest changes for the next month on … Continue reading Standards and Recommendations for Citizen Science (University of Zurich)

Citizen Science Data & Service Infrastructure

Following the ECSA meeting, the Data & tools working group workshop was dedicated to progressing the agenda on data & infrastructure. Jaume Piera (chair, Data and Tools working group of ECSA) covered the area of citizen science data - moving from ideas, to particular solutions, to global proposals - from separate platforms (iNaturalist, iSpot, GBIF, … Continue reading Citizen Science Data & Service Infrastructure

ECSA annual meeting in Barcelona (28-29 October)

Barcelona is becoming a hub of strong support for Citizen Science with an office for citizen science at the city level. It was therefore the site of the 2015 annual meeting of the European Citizen Science Association. On the day before the annual meeting, the afternoon was dedicated to a citizen science safari, with visit … Continue reading ECSA annual meeting in Barcelona (28-29 October)

Science-Society Dialogue – from Citizen Science to Co-Design (ICCB/ECCB 2015 – Day 4)

The final day of the ICCB/ECCB 2015 (see my notes on citizen science sessions from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3) included a symposium that was organised by Aletta Bonn and members of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) to explore the wider context of citizen science. The symposium title was Science-Society Dialogue - … Continue reading Science-Society Dialogue – from Citizen Science to Co-Design (ICCB/ECCB 2015 – Day 4)