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ExCiteS promotes a Sapelli training in partnership with CPI-AC and Apiwtxa

I ran an exciting Sapelli training in the city of Rio Branco between July 2-4. After spending a very long time immersed in the forest with the Ashaninka community of Apiwtxa, I finally stepped out of the jungle to feel a little bit of an urban atmosphere. But not for a long time, as the … Continue reading

Citizen Science for environmental monitoring: Engagement and empowerment in Citizens’ Observatories

The second day of the first International ECSA conference introduced the 10 Principles of Citizen Science, a flexible concept designed to encourage best practice in the field. A series of sessions covered topics ranging from Tools, Technologies and Applications in Citizen Science to Citizen Science for environmental monitoring: Engagement and Empowerment in Citizens’ Observatories. Environmental … Continue reading

Introducing “Doing It Together Science” – an EU citizen science project

The European Commission through its Horizon 2020 programme, with support from the Swiss confederation, have committed almost €4m to a three-year project to increase public participation in scientific research and innovation across Europe. The 11-partner project, co-ordinated by UCL Extreme Citizen Science group, aims to build the institutional and policy foundations for sustained deep public … Continue reading

New Job Opening: Research Assistant/Developer in Extreme Citizen Science

We have a new job opening for a Research Assistant(RA)/Developer in the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) group, in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London. We are looking for an experienced and talented programmer with interest in open source geographic web technologies and geospatial data and data quality. The RA/Developer … Continue reading

New PhD Opportunity – closing date extended to 6th April

A new opportunity to join the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) group and undertake research in Human Computer Interaction and Spatial Data Quality for Online Civic Engagement. Duration: 3 years Funding: The scholarship covers UCL registration fees and provides a stipend of £17,045 per annum tax free. Travel expenses and research equipment will also be provided to … Continue reading

MONITORING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2016 IN THE ASHANINKA TERRITORY

On December 2015 the Ashaninka from Apiwtxa got together to discuss the land monitoring activities for the year. The Ashaninka will increase the number of expeditions in their territory as a result of the methodological and technical support they are having from the Extreme Citizen Science initiative and the financial support from the National Development … Continue reading

ExCiteS in ArcNews

While I was at the Esri 2015 user conference, I had the privilege of meeting with Jim Baumann, one of Esri’s writers, and shared with him the story of what we do in ExCiteS. Esri has been a big supporter of our work and is a pioneer in Citizen Science initiatives using geospatial technologies, so they decided … Continue reading

Call for Papers – Learning GIS: Establishing the Nexus Between Disciplines

Abstracts are invited 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 2016. The conference runs between 30th Aug – 2nd September, 2016 at the Royal Geographic Society in London. “Learning GIS: Establishing the … Continue reading

The Paris Climate Agreement and Indigenous Rights – a view from the side at COP21

ExCiteS’ two intrepid anthropologists, Gill and Carolina, were reunited for a brief period in Paris during December, each participating in a series of side events attached to the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, better known as COP21. Carolina, who had travelled all the way to Europe for just a few weeks from … Continue reading

Geo for Good User Summit 2015

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be part the annual Geo for Good User Summit, which brings together non-profits and public benefit organisations who use mapping technologies to make a difference in the world. The Google Earth Outreach team offered their support to participants to visualise their cause, share their story and raise awareness. Google Earth … Continue reading

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