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International Light Day at UCL

A few months ago, Muki received an e-mail from the astrophysicist and writer Lucie Green. She, along with UCL’s Astrophysics department, Nature Communications and others, were planning an event for International Light Day, and wondered if UCL ExCiteS could participate by showcasing some citizen science. The event was aimed at schoolchildren, aged 11-13, as older ones … Continue reading

The role of Sapelli in collecting indigenous weather/climate forecast data

THIS IS A GUEST POST BY EMMANUEL NYADZI – A PHD RESEARCHER AT WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY. The impact of climate variability and change is real in Ghana; a phenomenon affecting several sectors of the economy and ecological zones. Critical among these sectors is agriculture for which Northern Ghana is the most susceptible as it falls within the … Continue reading

Registration for workshop on ‘Lessons learned from volunteers’ interactions with geographic citizen science applications: best practices and design recommendations’

The Extreme Citizen Science group is organising the workshop on  ‘Lessons learned from volunteers’ interactions with geographic citizen science applications: best practices and design recommendations’ to take place at UCL on Friday, April 27, 2018. The deadline for the call of abstracts was on the 15th of February. Submissions were reviewed and authors have been … Continue reading

Event: Representation of the people in science – women in civic and citizen science

Update: Date of event is now Monday 19th March, not Monday 12th March. Explanation below. We’d like to invite you to a free event taking place at UCL on the evening of Monday 19th March. As part of the UCL Exhibition “Disruptors and Innovators: Journeys in gender equality at UCL”, we will host a panel … Continue reading

PhD studentship for development of mobile applications to support data collection in the rainforest

Project Description   How can we act sustainably in a world where the majority of the most affected people are not able to access or share information? Sustainability is one of the fundamental development challenges humanity faces today. The scale of the issues and the inefficiency of existing approaches mean that there is an urgent … Continue reading

Are poachers really the bad guys?

    The word poacher is a horrible word. It carries with it images of slain rhinos, piles of ivory, and smuggled AK47s. Even if it described something far more pleasant, such as a coastal walk in the summertime, it still sounds horrible.   Its phonetics are surely part of the reason. But what does … Continue reading

Workshop on lessons learned from volunteers’ interactions with geographic citizen science applications, 27 April 2018, London

The Extreme Citizen Science group is organising the workshop on  ‘Lessons learned from volunteers’ interactions with geographic citizen science applications: best practices and design recommendations’ to take place at UCL on Friday, April 27, 2018. The call for submissions and further instructions are provided below. To register your interest please scroll down and fill in … Continue reading

Reuniting people and maps: Participative Mapping 2017 at Cal Poly

Maps have changed the world. If you’ve visited Madrid’s Naval Museum, you will have seen a map drawn by an amalgamation of Christopher Columbus’ cartographers. The map includes, for the first time to Europeans, a partial outline of the Americas; the emptiness within the outline was ‘undiscovered’ no-mans land, ripe for the claiming by Europeans. … Continue reading

Being a jury member at LERU’s Citizen Science Summer School

(Reblogged from the DITOs website) Several years of running a thriving online citizen science community has turned out to bring many unexpected results a long time later – working with UCL ExCiteS and DITOs, for one. The most recent was a very glamorous chance to contribute to the LERU Summer School, whose focus this year was Citizen Science. LERU, the League of European … Continue reading

LERU Summer School – Citizen science and public participation in the digital age

When the words “Doctoral”, “summer”, and “school” are put together, there is little insight as to what someone might expect from the combination. Myself included, as in my 23 years travelling around the sun, I have never been in a summer school before. Not to mention, a doctoral one. The ad mentioned word combinations like … Continue reading

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