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Citizen Cyberscience Summit

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Mapping Accessibility with Sapelli

On 19th June the ExCiteS research group and Mapping for Change, teamed up with Dr Catherine Holloway and Sarah Nicholson, Accessibility Engineering researchers at UCL, Ross Akin, an accessibility designer, and users of the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation Mobility Centre for a day long workshop. The idea was to co-design a mobile application that could enable … Continue reading

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

The Amazon in focus: development challenges and participatory monitoring tools for the rainforest

The past two weeks were extremely busy. Between August 22nd and 24th I attended the Brazilian Studies Association Conference, which was held in London. The Conference gathered more than two hundred international scholars and students from different fields who carry out research about Brazil. There were three panels dedicated to studies on the Amazon region … 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

Landing in the Brazilian Amazon – news from Acre, Brazil

On this first trip to the Brazilian Amazon I am bringing as a piece of luggage ExCiteS’s theory, methodologies and tools to present to indigenous communities and representatives, as well as to their potential governmental and non-governmental partners. At this stage, the idea is to showour research group’s work to relevant stakeholders and to hear … Continue reading

Extreme Citizen Science at the Chico Vive Conference

Thursday, April 10 The Chico Vive Conference was held in Washington DC between April 4-6, and it aimed at bringing together grassroots activists, NGOs, students, engaged scholars, applied scientists, policy makers, journalists and others to discuss the development of the global grassroots environmental movement in the 25 years since environmental activist Chico Mendes’s death. Chico Mendes … 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

Time to register for the Citizen Cyberscience Summit

It’s time to register for the Citizen Cyberscience Summit! Registration is now open for the meeting which will be held in London on 20-22 February 2014: http://cybersciencesummit.org/register/ 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 contributing … 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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