Citizen Science and Ethics session (British Ecological Society – Citizen Science SIG)

As part of the activities of the Citizen Science Special Interest Group of the British Ecological Society¬†(BES), Michael Pocock organised "A¬†training event for citizen science: What you need to know, but no one told you!". I was asked to lead a 30 minutes discussion on ethics and citizen science. This is a wide area, and … Continue reading Citizen Science and Ethics session (British Ecological Society – Citizen Science SIG)

Citizen Science 2015 (first day)

San Jose is the location for the first citizen science association meeting, on the 11th and 12th February. The level of enthusiasm to citizen science by researchers and practitioners was palpable, even well before the conference - the conference organising team were coping with an overwhelming number of submissions and abstracts that they needed to … Continue reading Citizen Science 2015 (first day)

European Citizen Science Association suggestion for 10 principles of citizen science

At the beginning of April, the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) held its first Annual General Meeting in Copenhagen. In the meeting, which lasted a long afternoon and an evening many topics were covered - from membership (it's now possible to join) to reports from the working groups. With an aim to be transparent and … Continue reading European Citizen Science Association suggestion for 10 principles of citizen science