Since the first Eye on Earth conference in 2011, I started thinking that we're moving to a new era in terms of relationships between experts and the public in terms of access to environmental information and it's production. I also gave a talk about this issue in the Wilson Center in 2014. The three eras … Continue reading New Paper: The Three Eras of Environ-mental Information: the Roles of Experts and the Public
Geographic and scientific information created by amateur citizens, represents a shift from authoritative data towards information generated by the general public through collaboration. The increasing emergence of such data has been brought about by the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, and mirrors other information sharing activities such as Wikipedia and Flickr. Such activity has also … Continue reading PhD Studentship – How interaction design and mobile mapping influence participation in Citizen Science?
EveryAware is a three-year research project, funded under the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project's focus is on the development of Citizen Science techniques to allow people to find out about their local environmental conditions, and then to see if the provision of this information leads to behaviour change. The abstract of the … Continue reading EveryAware – Enhanced environmental awareness through social information technologies