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  • 1. BiodiversityCitizen Science –Projects in Europe Sarah Faulwetter (HCMR) Ed Baker (NHM)
  • 2. citizen science “scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists, often by crowdsourcing” [wikipedia]● Data gathering vs. data analysis – observations in nature vs. online recognizing patterns of whale songs, the sea floor, galaxies...● Single researcher vs. combined efforts – amateurs describing new species vs. participation in crowdsourcing projects● “Top-down” vs. “bottom up” approaches in projects● One day events (e.g BioBlitz) vs. ongoing initiatives
  • 3. characteristics● Major driver: Interest and enthusiasm of the citizen● No commercial interest● Cannot be “forced” - varying levels of participation, but always volunteering!● Broad range of level of expertise● Individuals, teams, or networks of volunteers● Often very localized (e.g. my local insect fauna, butterflies in my garden)● Varying levels of professionalism - from uploading photos to the web to collaborations with professional scientists
  • 4. why involve citizens?● Professional science: not enough resources for many projects● Added value from mass collection / analysis of data (detection of trends)● Knowledge of “amateurs” often very high● Communication between the “ivory tower” and the “normal world”
  • 5. why involve citizens?● Professional science: not enough resources for many projects● Added value from mass collection / analysis of data (detection of trends)● Knowledge of “amateurs” often very high● Communication between the “ivory tower” and the “normal world”
  • 6. google scholar600500400300 Google Scholar search for the terms biodiversity “Citizen Science” per year published200100 0 3 4 3 4 3 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 99 1 99 1 99 19 9 19 9 19 9 19 9 20 0 20 0 20 0 2 00 2 00 2 00 20 0 20 0 20 0 20 0 20 1 20 1 20 1 2 01
  • 7. google trends
  • 8. some examples...● Biodiversity monitoring projects (recording a taxon at a locality at a certain time)● Large projects (→ what is the “recipe for success”?)● Different aspects: – associated to official organizations/important NGOs / used for policy-making vs. “just for fun” – Independent sites vs. delivering data to “official” databases – Different tools for the user – All are “bottom-up” approaches
  • 9. foundation “Natuurinformatie”● Foundation for the observation of nature● Websites: – http://waarnemingen.be (Belgium) – http://waarneming.nl (Netherlands) – http://observado.org (World)● Data are freely usable● Mobile applications● Cooperation with e.g. the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), WorldBirds and the Dutch National Database Flora and Fauna.● Daily quality control by expert volunteers● Many tools for the user
  • 10. 12108 Column 16 Column 2 Column 3420 Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4
  • 11. statistics... observado.org waarneming.nl waarnemingen.be totalobservations 9,398,510 19,858,560 7,851,949 37,109,019users 3,4345 49,861 13,837 98,043workgroups 52 338 101 491photos 382,875 2,742,040 881,845 4,006,760sounds 1,515 11,424 1,043 13,982areas 59,169 26,740 11,135 97,044
  • 12. artportalen.se● Swedish citizen science portal● Run by the Swedish Species Information Centre and Swedish Environmental Protection Agency● Reporting systems for fish, birds, other vertebrates, plants, fungi, insects, marine invertebrates● Data are free for use● Protection of “confidential” observations● Quality control system by experts
  • 13. statistics...
  • 14. http://www.naturgucker.de / http://enjoynature.net● “Network for nature observations” (Germany, Austria, worldwide)● Aims: – publish data that usually would live in personal computers and notebooks only – Help nature conservation work – Inspire people to observe nature● Free data access● Protection of “confidential” observations● Tools for the user (“personalized data centre”)● Community-based quality control plus additional advisory board of experts● Cooperation with NABU (NAture and Biodiversity Conservation Union of Germany, Birdlife Germany) and other NGOs
  • 15. 12108 Column 16 Column 2 Column 3420 Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 Row 4
  • 16. statistics...● Observations: 3,359,715● Photos: 222,222● Areas: 54,701● Users: >5200
  • 17. lets compare...waarnemingen.bewaarneming.nlobservado.orgartportalen.senaturgucker.de
  • 18. lets compare...waarnemingen.bewaarneming.nlobservado.orgartportalen.senaturgucker.de 76 million
  • 19. lets compare...waarnemingen.bewaarneming.nl 35.5 millionobservado.orgartportalen.senaturgucker.de 76 million
  • 20. lets compare...waarnemingen.bewaarneming.nl 35.5 millionobservado.orgartportalen.senaturgucker.de 76 million 383 million
  • 21. other projects & initiatives● COBWEB – EU-funded project with 13 partners to enable citizens to collect environmental data using mobile devices from UNESCO Biosphere Reserves● Citizen Science Alliance – Collaboration of 7 partners to create online citizen science projects to involve the public in academic research● EveryAware - EU-funded project, with 5 partners, intending to integrate environmental monitoring, awareness enhancement and behavioural change by creating a new technological platform combining sensing technologies, networking applications and data-processing tools.● Zooniverse - framework to support and host citizen science projects, as well as a committed and enthusiastic host of volunteers.● anymals+plants: funded by German government, develops mobile apps & provides social network for nature observations● Naturewatch/EyeOnEarth: collaboration between the European Environmental Agency and communities of voluntary citizen scientists in pilot European Countries
  • 22. food for thought...● Role of ViBRANT / Scratchpads● Functionality of software● Collaborations / interoperability between projects● How to unlock / reuse the data → GBIF / BDJ / … ?● Quality control● Target communities / user analysis● Outreach● Possibilities for funding?

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