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ExCiteS in press

Just a quick one from me, but we’re delighted to report that the newly published fourth edition of Wiley’s popular GIS textbook Geographic Information Science and Systems features an example of some of our work in the Congo Basin. Here we are in full-colour, double-page glory:            

Quando i cittadini fanno ricerca

Nel corso degli ultimi anni i cittadini hanno avuto la possibilità di giocare un ruolo prezioso nel contribuire a progetti condotti in collaborazione con università, enti pubblici e associazioni non governative. Questo tipo di attività si è diffusa principalmente a partire dal mondo anglosassone dove è conosciuta con diversi nomi come citizen science, collaborative research, … Continue reading

“A different perspective” in the Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) online magazine

The following piece was written for the GiGLer, the newsletter of Greenspace information for Greater London (GiGL).  In this (very) short piece, I’m explaining the approach that we use at ExCiteS to understand ecology, environmental volunteering and what knowledge we can extract by using environmental data collected by citizens. Thanks to the data collections provided by GiGL, … Continue reading

Call for Papers – GIS and the Anthropocene: Educational Perspectives

Abstracts are invited for a session jointly sponsored by the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) at the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers International Conference 2015. The conference runs between 2nd – 4th September, 2015 at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus in Exeter, Devon. “GIS and … Continue reading

British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Écologie Joint Annual Meeting 2014: An Overview

This year marked the first ever joint annual meeting between British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Écologie held in Lille (France) which featured an interesting array of speakers from a wide spectrum of specialist areas in ecology. The programme included a collection of sessions, symposiums, lunchtime workshops, poster sessions and special interest group meetings which … Continue reading

Sapelli Celebrated As Tech for Good Pioneer in 2014 Nominet Trust 100

We are really excited to announce that Sapelli has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) – a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world. Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and … Continue reading

GeoKey — A Platform for Participatory Mapping

Today, we are proud to announce the official release of GeoKey, a new approach to support participatory mapping. GeoKey provides local communities with a web-based infrastructure to collect, share and discuss local knowledge. You can use it to setup your own mapping project with your community and to collect, visualise and analyse data using the … Continue reading

Community Monitoring: great debates and local actions

I have just attended the International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring for the Management of Biodiversity and Natural Resources that occurred between September 22-26, in Manaus – Brazil, and was organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (MMA) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). The Seminar aimed at promoting and strengthening participatory monitoring as a key … Continue reading

Complex Systems: YRNCS Workshop 2014

This September the Young Researchers Network on Complex Systems (YRNCS) held their first workshop in Lucca (Italy) which featured a wide array of research disciplines, ‘self-organised’ by the YRNCS Committee, as well as those early Post Docs, masters and PhD students that attended. From climate change to human economics, a series of tutorials, participatory projects … Continue reading

From climate change to isolated tribes: notes on the 66th Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science

The 66th annual meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC) took place between July 22-27, in the capital city of Acre State, Rio Branco. This year’s theme was “Science and Technology in an Amazon without borders”. The debates suited perfectly my interests as an Extreme Citizen Science researcher, and the event … Continue reading

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