We are pleased to announce two free workshops taking place in July and September 2018 for researchers and graduates interested in engaging citizen scientists in the collection of biological data from the marine and coastal environment.
‘Citizen Science Data Collection Tools for Marine Biological Scientists’ is an introduction to citizen science, focussing on the tools which are available to start a project and collect data from participants.
3rd July 2018 - Oban, Scotland: Details and Booking
22nd September – Oostende, Belgium: Details and Booking
Citizen science in the marine environment is an emerging and increasingly utilised discipline. When deployed effectively and appropriately, citizen science has the potential to support the development of scientific knowledge and to engage people with science. The collection of species distribution and life history data is a role which citizens can readily take on with appropriate tools and training and will form the focus of these workshops.
The interactive workshops will cover the basic principles of citizen science – including when and when not to use it and will provide examples of tools and resources available to help collect data from remotely based citizen scientists (human remote sensors).
Participants will have an opportunity to present, discuss and develop their own citizen science project ideas. Additional support and online training resources will be available after the workshop to help bring their ideas to fruition.
A limited amount of funding is available to support the cost of attending the workshop if needed and can be applied for when booking.
The Workshop is part of Envri Plus, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654182.