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Ndima-Kali – A Different Kind of Context

It sometimes feels like every blog post I’ve written for ExCiteS has come from a different fieldsite, and to a large extent that’s true. Over the past three years I’ve engaged with maybe seven or eight different organisations and project ideas across the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with … Continue reading

New project: WeGovNow! – citizen engagement in local government

Today, we’re starting a new research project, in which we will work closely with our social enterprise ‘Mapping for Change‘. The project, which is coordinated by the German company Empirica, is called ‘WeGovNow!’ and it is focused on civic participation in local government. Here is the abstract: WeGovNow will tap into emerging technologies for effectively … Continue reading

Engaging Local Communities in Conservation Research

The sun is getting low on the horizon, and after five long hours of hiking up and down the hilly landscape of the Lefini Reserve in the heat of the day, Maximain, our guide, decides it is time to set-up camp for the night. However, we’ve been following a path made by a group of … Continue reading

Public Participation in Scientific Research 2012, Portland. Summary and reflections.

Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR2012) . The PPSR conference held in Portland, Oregon, USA the 4th and 5th August 2012 has been a great opportunity to meet a broad range of projects approaches and initiatives in the field. The plenary session the poster session and the workshop allowed a very broad exchange of projects and experiences. … 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

iBats: Using smart phones and citizen networks to globally monitor bats – Kate Jones

Saturday 18th February Speaker: Kate Jones Topic: Ecological citizen science Website: http://www.ibats.org.uk/ Kate Jones of the Zoological Society for London and the Bat Conservation Trust gave a very interesting talk about iBats (the Indicator Bats Program).   Despite the evidence of human benefit from biodiversity, it is difficult to acquire high quality data, especially over large geographical … Continue reading

Being a citizen scientist – Darlene Cavalier

Friday 18th February Speaker: Darlene Cavalier Theme: The citizens of citizen science Website: http://www.sciencecheerleader.com and scistarter.com This session is one of three dedicated to the people! The citizens who make things happen like Darlene Cavalier. Darlene Cavalier is founder of several citizen science websites. The science cheerleader, one of her websites aims at raising interest … 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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