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  • . By participating in a project, community members get a chance to inform scientists, and, in the process, learn more about their environment. Information gained through Citizen Science projects can change public perceptions of the natural world, promote interaction with nature, and engage the community in the management of 1- Developing our scientific understanding of the natural world often requires a great deal of data collection, but time and resource availability limit scientists' ability to collect that data. , and this is where Citizen Scientists can assist. The reality of modern science is that the amount of data required to make advances is often too large for any one person -- or even a small team -- to effectively gather or analyze.Over the past several decades, scientists have explored partnering with the public to help with these endeavors. The tasks opened up to citizen scientists have evolved significantly, and their contributions to science have likewise increased. Online citizen science projects, such as Galaxy Zoo,. The results? A number of research papers and a better understanding of the world and universe around us.natural resources. 
  • By taking advantage of the vast numbers of Internet users, USGS seeks to get a more complete description of what people experienced, the effects of the earthquake and the extent of damage. With the help of citizen scientists, USGS can do this almost instantly.\\To provide and apply relevant earthquake science information and knowledge for reducing deaths, injuries, and property damage from earthquakes through understanding of their characteristics and effects and by providing the information and knowledge needed to mitigate these losses.
  • Redwoods can grow taller than 100 meters and have been known to live for more than 2,000 years.
  • By submitting observations citizen scientists will help their professional colleagues track the migration of redwood forests over time and learn what climate redwood trees can survive.
  • Citizen science

    1. 1. College of Computer Science, Information System Department King Saud University
    2. 2. Outlines What is Citizen Science?Citizen Science Projects Examples: Redwood Watch. Did You Feel It? World Water Monitoring Day.References.
    3. 3. What is Citizen Science?Citizen Science is a method of research whichinvolves the participation of the wider communityof whom may have no specific scientifictraining, perform or manage research-relatedtasks such as observation, measurement orcomputation in scientific projects.
    4. 4. Citizen Science (Cont.)• Have more people collecting data and submitted via online survey instruments .• Have taken data sets that would have required a small science team over a century to analyze and completed the analysis with a high level of accuracy in months.• Scientists benefit from data collected over a large area, or over a long period of time.
    5. 5. Did You Feel It? • Did You Feel It? • is a Web site produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to tap the abundant information available about earthquakes from the people who actually experience them. •
    6. 6. Did You Feel It?• PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST: David Wald, Supervisory Research Geophysicist.• SCIENTIST AFFILIATION: USGS National Earthquake Information Centre.• DATES: Ongoing• PROJECT TYPE: Questionnaire• COST: Free• GRADE LEVEL: All Ages• TIME COMMITMENT: Variable
    7. 7. Redwood Watch• Redwood Watch is a citizen science project created by Save the Redwoods League scientists to: • help learn in what climates redwoods can survive. • track the redwood forests migration over time.• Redwood forests once grew in North America and beyond but their territory, which has shrunk due to changing landscapes and climates over millions of years.
    8. 8. Redwood Watch• Today stands at about 1.9 million acres along the coast of Northern California.• Researchers believe that climate change will continue to impact the survival of these trees and are seeking help to map the areas where redwoods are currently thriving.• Redwood tree observations can be made anywhere redwood trees are found and recorded using the Redwood Watch iPhone application.
    9. 9. World Water Monitoring Day  World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world.  Water monitoring provides basic information about streams, lakes and coastal waters. In 2011, approximately 340,000 people in 77 countries monitored their local waterways.
    10. 10. World Water Monitoring Day(Cont)When??WWMD is celebrated on September 18, butmonitoring and educational events can takeplace between March 22 and December 31.How??A test kits enables children and adults tosample local water bodies for a core set ofwater quality parameters including: temperature. acidity (pH). clarity. dissolved oxygen (DO).
    11. 11. References1) http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/2) http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/investigate/participate/cit izenscience3) http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen- science/project.cfm?id=world-water-monitoring-day4) http://water.epa.gov/

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