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AAG Meeting in Seattle 12-16 April 2011CLIMATE SCOPE:a Google Earth® open platform tocross scientific and social networkcommunicative efforts on climatechange topics. Presenter : Dr. Ramona Magno Authors: Valentina Grasso, Alfonso Crisci, Ramona Magno, Valerio Capecchi
RACESRaising Awareness on Climate and Energy Savings Information & Communication on climate change & energy savings at LOCAL LEVEL. Information & Engage Schools for LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS: Families Public Stakeholders 5 Italian cities: Firenze, Modena, Trento, Potenza and Bari Leader: Florence Municipality Partners: CNR – Institute of Biometeorology; Modena Municipality; Fondazione E. Mach (TN); EURO-NET; University of Bari
RACES paradigm• “Communicate Climate change”• Information is not enough to change• Transform awareness in ACTION• Get involved in something concrete• Where? In town!
RACES paradigm Information production ParticipationGlobal / Local impacts Raising awareness
Environmental monitoring Public participation different approach: 1. Limited to provide data to public 2. Public participation in environmental monitoring Both are pushing towards a new type of monitoring in which knowledge from experts and from laypeople coexists. Public Participation in science - Meeting scientist and people - People contribute to better understand reality - User generated contents
Volounteer-collected data caninclude:– Opinion through written or spoken messages– Objective and factual information (text, photo, sketches, videos)– Measurements using sensors ICT and WEB 2.0 change the nature of the process Dissemination of this User generated content information is difficult and not structured Not only the DATA COLLECTION but a new way of cooperation VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES
Google Earth and Web 2.0 opportunities CLIMATE-SCOPE – Use geographic environment to understand climate change dynamics – Easy & Powerful visual tool – Integrate climatic information layers with “local observations” uploaded by teachers and students – Disseminate schools’ activities using geographic environment – Contents/data sharing to produce “volunteered geographic information” (Goodchild 2007)
CLIMATE-SCOPE stones Informative global /regional layering + Citizen Intellingent Placemarking + Scientific authoring & Support directly inside the view + Aggregative Mashup-ing from other source thanks web 2.0 (i.e GeoRSS, Geo feed)