New ACSA Publication List

New ACSA Publication List

ACSA development
We are pleased to announce the start of the ACSA publication list! The ACSA publication list is a quarterly electronic listing of publications in the field of citizen science within the Australian Community. The listing is intended to inform those within the Australian citizen science community of recently accepted papers, conference proceedings, book chapters and dissertations. You can contribute to this list! How to submit a contribution to the listing: Submitting a contribution can be done by sending an email to acsa.pubs.list@gmail.com with the following information: title author's names and addresses (or affiliations) abstract the journal/proceedings/book with a link to the published document Please only submit those publications where you are the author (to prevent duplication) and only include those that have been ACCEPTED for publication so that our listing does not become a preprint server. If you have any questions or suggestions on…
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The ACSA logo identity

The ACSA logo identity

ACSA development
We are pleased to share with you our new ACSA logo. Our brief for the design of the ACSA graphic identity was that it needed to reflect: that we are an Australia-wide connected network of people any kind of science growth and spread We also said it should be bright and appealing across all types of media and formats (websites, brochures, social media etc). Holly Webber our designer has responded very well to this brief, giving us something that has already evoked a wide range of responses, “flowers, fish, and fractals” have been first responses from the first sight of the logo, people only seeing the people element later. Some other elements that come out are: the central star/flower has 8 elements – reflecting the 8 Australian States and Territories…
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Updated survey results – Citizen Science in Australia

Updated survey results – Citizen Science in Australia

Social research in CS
A summary of the results for the “Citizen Science in Australia” survey has been been completed by Philip Roetman and is available via the link below. Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey (105 people involved in Citizen Science in Australia). The data will be used by the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) to demonstrate the ‘state of play’ in this field and to generate support for the development of Citizen Science. For the PDF of results click here: survey results
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What are your thoughts on a ACSA?

What are your thoughts on a ACSA?

ACSA development
Citizen science is a rapidly growing, collaborative method of engagement which allows non-professionals (as volunteers) the opportunity to participate and contribute to scientific research. These working partnerships can include volunteers from the general community, educators, students and businesses and the outcomes of  citizen science projects results in many mutual scientific, education and engagement benefits. Scientific projects requiring 'citizen scientists' have expanded almost exponentially in the last 10 years (largely as a result of the internet) and consequently, the design, delivery and analysis of scientific projects incorporating citizen scientists is rapidly changing. Citizen science stakeholders are now forming local and national 'communities of practice' such as the European Citizen Science Association and the (American) Citizen Science Association to ensure all aspects of citizen science (including science communication, volunteer recruitment and retention, data…
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