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Forest People, Forest Elephants, and Forest Citizen Science in Cameroon

Since its initial development, Sapelli has been closely interlinked with conservation aims, ranging from resource monitoring in the Congo and CAR to surveillance groups in Brazil. Partnering with indigenous and local communities (ILCs) enables Sapelli to bring traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to the forefront of conservation efforts, empowering marginalised communities in the process. I’m new to ExCiteS, … 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

A taste of possibilities – Extreme Citizen Science on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As I write this blog update I am sat at a junction on the forest road, where the Moabi project field team and I (see my previous blog post for details) are staying in a hotel, of sorts, in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The facilities are basic but comfortable – we … Continue reading

Training with the Moabi project and partners, DRC

Having returned to Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for one night before departing for the forest tomorrow, I thought I’d take the opportunity of having a brief window of Internet access to blog a bit about what I’m doing out in the proverbial “heart of darkness” and how it’s all going. … Continue reading

Strengthening community: PLOTS barn raising 2012

In the spirit of the barn raising tradition, in which people from a community get together to collectively erect a structure, repair or improve it , the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) had their second annual Barn Raising event in Cocodrie, Louisiana. From the 2nd to the 4th of November enthusiasts, technologists, … Continue reading

Science has no borders: real life DIY sensing and mapping techniques for environmental monitoring in London

‘Science has no borders: real life DIY sensing and mapping techniques for environmental monitoring in London‘  is the title for a proposal put forth for the Inclusion Awards at UCL. We are happy to have been granted the funds to begin an Extreme Citizen Science project with a Civic Science twist by engaging communities who … Continue reading

Participatory noise mapping works! An evaluation of participatory sensing as an alternative to standard techniques for environmental monitoring – Ellie D’Hondt

Friday 18th February Speaker: Ellie D’Hondt Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://soft.vub.ac.be/soft/members/elliedhondt The mission of BrusSense, started 2008, is to monitor environmental parameters, especially in Brussels. Noise is one of the parameters that we are focusing on. Any person in a city is well placed to act as a sensor, using a mobile phone. Based on … Continue reading

Citizen Science in the EU project EveryAware – Vittorio Loreto

Friday 18th February Speaker: Vittorio Loreto Theme: Science by citizens Website: http://www.everyaware.eu EveryAware is an EU project, with five partners across Europe, intending to integrate environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement and behavioural change by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools. Higher level aims of the project: Involving citizens in … Continue reading

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