Eye On Earth Alliance Calling Citizen Scientists

PRESS RELEASE, Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2015 – The Eye on Earth Summit 2015 launched its Data Innovation Showcase today, with two challenges calling on citizen scientists and designers to use open data for creative projects and captivating visualizations on the state of the global environment. An additional competition invites bloggers to write about how… More Eye On Earth Alliance Calling Citizen Scientists

Science Hack Day DC Summary

  We are happy to announce an incredibly successful first-ever DC Science Hack Day! Quick Statistics: Over 100 people attended Around 15 hackers stayed through the night 13 hacks were produced — details can be found on the wiki here: http://sciencehackday.pbworks.com/w/page/96114032/dchacks2015 Incredible gender, age and race diversity. Ages 10 – 80! Government employees were highly represented… More Science Hack Day DC Summary

White House Recognizes Citizen Science, CSA Commitments, at Science Fair

This post is re-blogged from the Citizen Science Association. The original post can be found here.  Washington, D.C. ­­(March 23rd, 2015)– Citizen science received some high level attention today when plans were unveiled to install a new rain gauge in the First Lady’s Kitchen Garden. This rain gauge represents far more than just a Pennsylvania Avenue data… More White House Recognizes Citizen Science, CSA Commitments, at Science Fair

USGS, NPS and FWS Partner for “Catch, Click and Submit Contest”

The inaugural Catch, Click and Submit Contest begins on Feb 21st in honor of the National Invasive Species Awareness Week running Feb 22nd through the 28th. The contest, which calls on anglers to photograph and report non-native fish species caught during the derby, will award prizes to various categories such as “Most Unusual Catch” and… More USGS, NPS and FWS Partner for “Catch, Click and Submit Contest”

New Reports on Citizen Science from the European and Intellectual Property Perspectives

The Commons Lab at the Wilson Center is releasing two new reports today that address different challenges facing citizen science: One examining the policy implications of a range of successful citizen science projects in Europe, and the other exploring potential legal issues surrounding intellectual property (IP). Hard copies of these reports will be available at… More New Reports on Citizen Science from the European and Intellectual Property Perspectives

Curated List of Talks/Posters at the Citizen Science Association (Feb 11-12)

When the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) gets underway next week in San Jose projects and ideas from every end of the spectrum, across many disciplines and encompassing a variety of experiences will be presented, shared and discussed. Citizen Science 2015 isn’t just a forum for collecting ideas on topics ranging from… More Curated List of Talks/Posters at the Citizen Science Association (Feb 11-12)

Journal for citizen science to launch in 2015

 A new peer-reviewed journal focusing on advancing the field of citizen science will be making its debut later this year. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice will bring together citizen scientist practitioners, researchers, educators, evaluators and many more in an open-access forum to discuss and share best practices for conceiving, developing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining projects that… More Journal for citizen science to launch in 2015

WEBINAR: Trans-NIH Workshop to Explore the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Citizen Science

The purpose of this workshop is to identify the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) challenges raised by Citizen Science in the context of biomedical research and identify ways for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address these ELSI issues. The term “biomedical” is used in the broadest sense to include a wide range of… More WEBINAR: Trans-NIH Workshop to Explore the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Citizen Science

Nutrient Sensor Challenge Opens

The Alliance for Coastal Technologies and a coalition of the following organizations: Office of Science and Technology Policy, US Department of Agriculture, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Institute of Science and Technology, Everglades Foundation, Partnership on Technology Innovation & Environment, Tulane University, US Integrated Ocean Observing System Presents the Nutrient Sensor Challenge: Find out more! — http://www.act-us.info/nutrients-challenge/About.php