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CRI Workshop on Teaching through Research

I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend the Centre Researches Interdisciplinaries (CRI) Workshop on Teaching through Research with additional funding from ExCiteS to allow me to do so. For those who may be unfamiliar with my research, I’m interested in teaching Map Making Concepts to graduate researchers interested in using it in Interdisciplinary … Continue reading

The Conservation Volunteers Share their Impacts

The Volunteering Impacts Conference 2014 marked the release of The Conservation Volunteers’ (TCV) latest report on its ‘Volunteering Impacts’, in the beautiful surroundings of Waterlow Park (London). For me the day captured the true essence of TCV’s work that I have grown to know so well over the years, bringing people together to share the … Continue reading

Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014: Day 1 – Policy and Citizen Science

On the first day of Citizen Cyberscience Summit the Policy and Citizen Science session some of the noteworthy talks discussed the role of citizen science in policy making, new subjective approaches to impact measurement as well as the importance of feedback and value of data collected. For me, the session not only highlighted the importance … Continue reading

Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014: Day 3 – DIY Citizen Science

The session this morning on DIY Citizen Science brought together speakers talking about creators and makers thinking about how to use objects for unintended purposes to achieve something more. The message I gathered is that it’s not just about the “toys”, but what is truly possible with them – empowering people to collect information that … Continue reading

Setting the Scene – Some Citizen Cyberscience Summit Day 1 Highlights

The three day Citizen Cyberscience Summit, which UCL ExCiteS is co-organising alongside the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, Citizen Cyberlab and the Mobile Collective, kicked off to an action-packed start yesterday at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Over the course of the first day (the most academic of the three) almost 40 talks were delivered by … Continue reading

A taste of possibilities – Extreme Citizen Science on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As I write this blog update I am sat at a junction on the forest road, where the Moabi project field team and I (see my previous blog post for details) are staying in a hotel, of sorts, in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The facilities are basic but comfortable – we … Continue reading

Training with the Moabi project and partners, DRC

Having returned to Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for one night before departing for the forest tomorrow, I thought I’d take the opportunity of having a brief window of Internet access to blog a bit about what I’m doing out in the proverbial “heart of darkness” and how it’s all going. … Continue reading

Call for Papers – GIS Education: Who Wins?

The following is a Call for Papers for a session jointly held by the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) at the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers International Conference 2014. The conference runs between 26th – 29th August, 2014. “GIS Education: Who Wins?” Convened by: Dr. Claire … Continue reading

Fourth annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV-4)

ACM DEV-4 annual conference provides the opportunity for participants to present their work on applications and technologies for computing in developing regions and took place in the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Although, ACM DEV is a relatively new conference, it was a pleasant surprise to realise that there was a quite diverse crowd … Continue reading

Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014: A call for participation

Following successful Citizen Cyberscience Summits in 2010 and 2012, we are pleased to announce that a third meeting will be taking place in London on 20-22 February 2014. Citizen cyberscience refers to the wide range of activities that enable people from all walks of life to join in scientific projects through internet-based applications such as … Continue reading

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