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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

Learning DIY glow-worm making

“Learning by teaching”, a reflection on running a DIY Arduino glow-worm-making workshop. Continue reading

Sapelli in Space

As in last year, twenty mobile app developers gathered for the Space App Camp in European’s Space Agency (ESA) main campus at Noordwijk, Netherlands, to come up with creative ideas. The participants in this years’ app camp were grouped into teams of four and their goal was to integrate Earth observation data gathered by the … 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

Fourth annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV-4)

ACM DEV-4 annual conference provides the opportunity for participants to present their work on applications and technologies for computing in developing regions and took place in the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Although, ACM DEV is a relatively new conference, it was a pleasant surprise to realise that there was a quite diverse crowd … Continue reading

On more -diversity on the agenda for Cultural Ecosystem Services research and practice. A personal take on the cultural ecosystem services conference in Exeter (1-2 July 2013).

The conference on Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) in Exeter (1-2 July) was a very interesting event brilliantly managed and organized by Dr Robert Fish and Prof Michael Winter from the Politics department of the University of Exeter and by Prof Andrew Church from the University of Brighton and nicely supported by the ecosystem services knowledge network, … Continue reading

Thank You: Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Since I am in the final year of my Industrial Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (RCE 1851), last night I had the honour to present my Engineering Doctorate (EngD) project (a collaboration with Dr Foster Intelligence, about which you can read more on the poster) at the biennial Presidential Dinner … Continue reading

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