Let’s talk about Citizen Science….

Let’s talk about Citizen Science….

Michael Strähle & Christine Urban / Wissenschaftsladen Wien - Science Shop Vienna are giving a presentation related to their work in CS Track at the 2020 edition of the EASST/4S conference. The title of this fully online conference is "Locating and Timing Matters:...

EC Report summarises the impact of Citizen Science projects

EC Report summarises the impact of Citizen Science projects

The recently published report Citizen Science and Citizen Engagement - Achievements in Horizon 2020 and recommendations on the way forward provides an excellent snapshot of European Commission funded efforts in the area of Citizen Science. Written by Colombe Warin and...

Launch of REINFORCE web platform to stimulate community engagement

Launch of REINFORCE web platform to stimulate community engagement

The REINFORCE project (Research Infrastructures FOR Citizens in Europe), supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SWAFS programme, has launched its new fully-developed website. This platform offers a user-friendly browsing experience for the project’s target...

Lets talk about learning and education in Citizen Science

Lets talk about learning and education in Citizen Science

The recording and other materials generated by the recent webinar initiated by members of the ECSA working group on “Learning and Education in Citizen Science” and the Citizen Science COST Action are now available here. Facilitated by the EU-Citizen.Science project,...

WeObserve project launches Open Data Challenge

WeObserve project launches Open Data Challenge

The ultimate goal of the WeObserve Challenge is to find new approaches and solutions to respond to environmental challenges through open citizen-science datasets, as well as to produce applications and services and showcase citizen science data for public benefit. The...

Hard work these online meetings!

Hard work these online meetings!

At certain moments during our two and a half day CS Track partner meeting held online from 4-6 May, we were 25 people from all over Europe discussing the progress of the project --- and it was hard work! but we made it and managed to cover an in-depth programme of...

What exactly is Citizen Science?

What exactly is Citizen Science?

ECSA and EU.citizen-science have launched the “ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science” – a foundation document to define the parameters of activities that can be called Citizen Science. This document aimed at providing some set criteria for citizen science, whose...

Citizen Science and Sustainability Transitions

Citizen Science and Sustainability Transitions

A recently published paper on Science Direct discusses how citizen science can help addressing Sustainability Transitions (STs). The authors propose three pathways through which citizen science could support STs, based on the premise that any transition is...

EU vs Virus Hackathon

EU vs Virus Hackathon

Between April 24 and 26, the European Commission hosted a pan-European hackathon to collectively address 20 imminent coronavirus challenges. The objective was to connect civil society, innovatiors, partners and investors across Europe to develop innovative solutions...

GRECO launches the Generation Solar app

GRECO launches the Generation Solar app

The web-version of the citizen science Generation Solar app has just been launched. The GRECO project has developed this tool to research innovative photovoltaic solutions using open science and citizen science. We invite everyone to explore Generation Solar to be...

PLOS ONE moderates a dialogue on citizen science methodologies

PLOS ONE moderates a dialogue on citizen science methodologies

On April 2, PLOS ONE moderated a Twitter chat on citizen science (CS) methodologies. The dialogue brought together CS practitioners and stakeholders to cover questions on the standardisation of CS projects, the quality of data submitted by citizen scientists,...

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