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Thermal image experiments at London citizen cyberscience summit 2012

Saturday 18th February Topic: Workshop (Thermal Flashllight) Website: http://publiclaboratory.org/tool/thermal-photography During the London citizen cyberscience summit, there was a workshop about thermal flashlight by Shannon and Sara. We made a great thermal sensor using an Arduido kit, a circuit board, a thermometer, a RDB LED, resistors, a capacitor, a battery, and lots of wires. I’m not good … Continue reading

iBats: Using smart phones and citizen networks to globally monitor bats – Kate Jones

Saturday 18th February Speaker: Kate Jones Topic: Ecological citizen science Website: http://www.ibats.org.uk/ Kate Jones of the Zoological Society for London and the Bat Conservation Trust gave a very interesting talk about iBats (the Indicator Bats Program).   Despite the evidence of human benefit from biodiversity, it is difficult to acquire high quality data, especially over large geographical … Continue reading

Participatory noise mapping works! An evaluation of participatory sensing as an alternative to standard techniques for environmental monitoring – Ellie D’Hondt

Friday 18th February Speaker: Ellie D’Hondt Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://soft.vub.ac.be/soft/members/elliedhondt The mission of BrusSense, started 2008, is to monitor environmental parameters, especially in Brussels. Noise is one of the parameters that we are focusing on. Any person in a city is well placed to act as a sensor, using a mobile phone. Based on … Continue reading

Being a citizen scientist – Darlene Cavalier

Friday 18th February Speaker: Darlene Cavalier Theme: The citizens of citizen science Website: http://www.sciencecheerleader.com and scistarter.com This session is one of three dedicated to the people! The citizens who make things happen like Darlene Cavalier. Darlene Cavalier is founder of several citizen science websites. The science cheerleader, one of her websites aims at raising interest … Continue reading

Citizen Science in the EU project EveryAware – Vittorio Loreto

Friday 18th February Speaker: Vittorio Loreto Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://www.everyaware.eu EveryAware is an EU project, with five partners across Europe, intending to integrate environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement and behavioural change by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools. Higher level aims of the project: Involving citizens in … Continue reading

Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science: Open-Source Development of Tools for Grassroots Science – Sahnnon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie

Friday 17th February Speakers: Sahnnon Dosemagen and Sara Wylie Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://publiclaboratory.org Grassroots science is science and social movement done by people outside the mainstream of professional science, by using systematic knowledge and standard procedures with less expensive equipments. Grassroots science includes research by citizens as well as professional scientists, so there … Continue reading

Mobile Citizen Science – David Aanensen & Tom Igoe

Friday 17th February Speaker: David Aanensen & Tom Igoe Website EpiCollect is a data collection tool that gives a generic web application that everyone can use. Over 4500 projects have been set up using it, including human and animal disease surveillance in Africa, community monitoring, education etcetera. Application was built for Android and has now … Continue reading

Technology to enable non-technical people to record the natural environment: examples from the UK and in the rainforests of Guyana – Jon Parsons

Thursday 16th February Speaker: Jon Parsons Theme: Challenging Citizen Science Nature’s calendar: there was a box of old records and they started to digitalise it — this data then were put online and became nature’s calendar. Some of those records started in the 16th hundreds. Phenology is important because it provides insights about climate patterns … Continue reading

Community based monitoring of chimpanzee/forest habitats using ODK and Android based smartphones and tablets in Tanzania and Uganda – Lilian Pintea

Thursday 16th February Speaker: Lilian Pintea | website Theme: Challenging Citizen Science Dr  Lilian Pintea  is the vice president of conservation science at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). In order to analyze the spatial relationships between chimpanzees, forests and human land uses, Dr. Pintea integrates remote-sensing data with on-the-ground observations and surveys of chimpanzees and … Continue reading

Citizen, Science, Education and Technology: new synergies to be explored – Francois Taddei

Thursday 16th February Speaker: Francois Taddei Theme: Challenging Citizen Science Background in engineering and biology, keeps on changing and embracing new things. The synergy between science, education and technology are what interests him. This is happening in a fast moving landscape: technology is evolving extremely fast. Computer that brought man to the moon has less … Continue reading

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