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Plataforma ciencia cidada invasoras.pt

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Comunicação apresentada no COST- JRC WORKSHOP "Citizen science and open data: a model for IAS in European Commission", em 8 de Fevereiro de 2017, em Bruxelas.

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Plataforma ciencia cidada invasoras.pt

  1. 1. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 1 The experience of Elizabete Marchante Centre for Functional Ecology |University of Coimbra emarchante@uc.pt
  2. 2. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 2 Citizen-science platform – mapping of invasive plants in Portugal More info: Marchante et al. in press. Using a WebMapping platform to engage volunteers to collect data on invasive plants distribution. Transactions in GIS. doi: 10.1111/tgis.12198
  3. 3. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 3 Online since March 2013 Main objectives: • Promote engagement and participation of Portuguese citizens in the mapping of invasive plants in Portugal • Open the way for an early-detection & rapid response program for alien plants • Make available invasive plant data for researchers, environmental managers, citizens, etc. – Google Fusion Table and GBIF database. Citizen-science platform
  4. 4. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 4 1. Users register on the website database How does it work?
  5. 5. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 5 1. Users register on the website database 2. Report sightings of invasive plants in Portugal: 1. on the website – PDF file for registration How does it work?
  6. 6. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 6 1. Users register on the website database 2. Report sightings of invasive plants in Portugal: 1. on the website – PDF file for registration 2. app for Android (smartphones and tablets) How does it work?
  7. 7. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 7 1. Users register on the website database 2. Report sightings of invasive plants in Portugal: 1. on the website – PDF file for registration 2. app for Android (smartphones and tablets) 3. Project team validates sightings 4. Sightings visible on the online map How does it work?
  8. 8. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 8 The online map is supported by: - www.invasoras.pt (renewed since March 2013) • species profiles • ID key for Acacia spp. - identification guide • printed • online How does it work?
  9. 9. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 9 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) How do we engage citizens?
  10. 10. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 10 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) • Facebook (connected to website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Slideshare) How do we engage citizens?
  11. 11. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 11 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) • Facebook (connected to website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Slideshare) • Online campaigns when some plants are more showy How do we engage citizens?
  12. 12. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 12 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) • Facebook (connected to website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Slideshare) • Online campaigns when some plants are more showy • Workshops of ID and mapping (control) of invasive plants • National newspaper(2013): Jornal de Notícias – 12 weekly articles about invasive plants + 8 page final supplement • Newsletter • YouTube: videos of control methods, interviews with experts, case studies, etc. • Talks, training courses, camps of scientific work, etc. How do we engage citizens?
  13. 13. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 13 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) • Facebook (connected to website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Slideshare) • Online campaigns when some plants are more showy • Workshops of ID and mapping (control) of invasive plants • National newspaper(2013): Jornal de Notícias – 12 weekly articles about invasive plants + 8 page final supplement • Newsletter • YouTube: videos of control methods, interviews with experts, case studies, etc. • Talks, training courses, camps of scientific work, etc. How do we engage citizens?
  14. 14. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 14 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) • Facebook (connected to website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Slideshare) • Online campaigns when some plants are more showy • Workshops of ID and mapping (control) of invasive plants • National newspaper(2013): Jornal de Notícias – 12 weekly articles about invasive plants + 8 page final supplement • Newsletter How do we engage citizens?
  15. 15. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 15 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) • Facebook (connected to website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Slideshare) • Online campaigns when some plants are more showy • Workshops of ID and mapping (control) of invasive plants • National newspaper(2013): Jornal de Notícias – 12 weekly articles about invasive plants + 8 page final supplement • Newsletter • YouTube: videos of control methods, interviews with experts, case studies, etc. How do we engage citizens?
  16. 16. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 16 • Website (static info and new posts regularly) • Facebook (connected to website, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Slideshare) • Online campaigns when some plants are more showy • Workshops of ID and mapping (control) of invasive plants • National newspaper(2013): Jornal de Notícias – 12 weekly articles about invasive plants + 8 page final supplement • Newsletter • YouTube: videos of control methods, interviews with experts, case studies, etc. • Talks, training courses, camps of scientific work, etc. How do we engage citizens?
  17. 17. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 17 How is it working (1)? March 2013 to December 2016 Number of validated sightings: 11247 Number of registered/active users: 1795/395 (22%)
  18. 18. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 18 How is it working (2)? *offline period due to server issues; --- public awareness campaigns (acacias & Pampas grass) Site pageviews: 722.198 (20.261 to the map) 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 Numberofcontributors Number of sightings Validated sightings 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 mar-13 mai-13 jul-13 set-13 nov-13 jan-14 mar-14 mai-14 jul-14 set-14* … fev-15 abr-15 jun-15 ago-15 out-15 dez-15 fev-16 abr-16 jun-16 ago-16 out-16 dez-16 numberofsightings Validated sightings 78 - 21 - 1 (90 - 9 - 1)
  19. 19. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 19 September 2011 – December 2013 (opportunity! dedicated funding) Media-Science project, including: • 2 full time research fellows • From scientific areas and social communication Who is behind the project?
  20. 20. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 20 September 2011 – December 2013 (opportunity! dedicated funding) Media-Science project, including: • 2 full time research fellows • From scientific areas and social communication Entities: Funding (aprox. 76.000€): After 2013 (big challenge) • Some team members (pro bono) • Research projects INVADER-B and INVADER-IV Who is behind the project?
  21. 21. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 21 Final considerations & challenges • Portuguese public not traditionally engaged with citizen science • Very specific theme: not easy to go beyond “converted experts & stakeholders”, but some approaches are helpful: • Hands-on activities – easier to engage the public • Social networks connected with the website • Multidisciplinary team (scientists and communicators) • Species unawareness and ID (many species unknown to the public) • Continuity of funding (several discontinued platforms) • “Competition” (many apps, many environmental causes,…) • Data used by scientists (+) & managers (-) • At least 5 academic works| 1871 downloads from GBIF | Google Fusion (CSV)?
  22. 22. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 22 Final considerations & challenges • Data quality? • Species ID: > 95% sightings are validated  bias towards “experts” • Ca. ½ App Android (GPS and 6% network) + ½ online Invasoras.pt • Bias towards accessible areas • Bias towards showy /easy ID species (trees and shrubs; known species) • Some species difficult to ID – only genera level • Future? • Improve users contribution (many do not contribute) • More Workshops / invasoras.pt tools to improve data quality & ↓ biases • Alert species  early detection! • More invasive species • Other operating systems (iOS or other – under development)
  23. 23. Brussels | February 8th 2017 | Citizen Science and Open Data: a model for IAS in Europe | invasoras.pt 23 THANK YOU! More info: invasoras.pt https://www.facebook.com/InvasorasPt emarchante@uc.pt

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