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Our next webinar, being held on 30 March 2021 (14:00-15:30 CEST), focuses on the WeObserve project. WeObserve tackles three key challenges that citizens observatories face: (1) awareness, (2) acceptability and (3) sustainability. Its overall mission is to create a sustainable ecosystem of citizen observatories that can systematically address these identified challenges and help move citizen...

A series of high-level UN meetings and forums are taking place this February – and ECSA is helping to ensure that citizen science remains high on the agenda. As part of the Citizen Science Global Partnership’s (CSGP) delegation, ECSA members are attending several sessions at these events. This is an excellent opportunity to advocate for...

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On 2 March 2021 (11:00-12:00 CET), Jaqui Goldin, from the Centre for UNESCO Groundwater, will present the latest findings from a groundwater-monitoring citizen science project based in the Hout Catchment, Limpopo Province – one of the poorest provinces in South Africa. In this project, citizen scientists capture data on groundwater levels and rainfall, putting it...

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The LandSense project, which recently ended, was hugely successful, with a number of useful lessons and outcomes. On 3 February, 14:00-15:30 (CET), the team behind the project will be sharing some of their experiences and findings at an ECSA/EU-Citizen.Science webinar. Speakers include: Inian Moorthy: An overview of LandSense Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond: Integrating crowdsourced data with authoritative...

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During 2021, ECSA will host a series of workshops looking at different aspects of diversity and inclusiveness in citizen science. This series is being co-organised by four partners: ECSA, the ECSA & Living Knowledge Network working group on empowerment, inclusiveness and equity, D-NOSES and Cos4Cloud. This first workshop will be led by the Natural History...

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A new open-access book, ‘The Science of Citizen Science’, is now available. Published by Springer, it features contributions from more than 100 authors, including several ECSA staff and members. “This book is a wonderful conclusion of four years of intensive exchange within a European research network on citizen science,” says Dr Katrin Vohland, Director General...