Citizen Science on the world stage at UNEA4 in Nairobi

Citizen Science on the world stage at UNEA4 in Nairobi

Collaboration & partnerships, Meetings and Events
By Libby Hebpurn The Citizen Science Global Partnership (CSGP) will have a delegation of 15 contributing to the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum (SPBF) on the Environment  and the United Nations Environment Assembly 4 to be held in Nairobi from March 8 – 13th. We will have representatives of the major citizen science associations in Africa, Asia, USA, Europe and Australia and this year, citizen science is firmly on the agenda in both sessions. This is significant for the development of the movement as these are the major policy forums for world-leading actions on the environment and this year the theme of the SPBF is; Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production. Recommendations from the Forum inform the UN Environment Assembly and the UN’s work on the Sustainable Development…
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Free Seminar with Martin Brocklehurst – 11 Sept

Free Seminar with Martin Brocklehurst – 11 Sept

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Uncategorized
The Australian Citizen Science Association, CSIRO and GeoScience Australia present the following FREE public seminar by Martin Brocklehurst: Global Citizen Science - Can Citizens Deliver and Make a Difference? Tuesday 11 September, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CSIRO Discovery Theatre Black Mountain, ACT REGISTER NOW! More Information We are witnessing an explosion of Citizen Science activity as technology makes it possible for citizens to take part in science and deliver unprecedented levels of quality data across the globe. Martin Brocklehurst has been at the fore front of activity to bring the global citizen science community together to develop global programmes that have the potential to provide data and information that can be used to: Empower citizens to manage emerging risks to their health and wellbeing; To provide information to Governments that…
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ACSA-WA Meet + Greet

ACSA development, Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Engaging citizens
By Agi Gedeon, ACSA-WA Chair The WA Chapter of the Australian Citizen Science Association was officially launched in February 2018 at the Australian Citizen Science Conference, #CitSciOz18. We had our first ACSA-WA public event on Saturday 12th May and invited citizen science practitioners, volunteers, scientists and end-users to meet and mingle to learn about many active and successful projects. It was a perfect sunny day in King’s Park and there was a good number attending. A few new faces as well. We heard about a number of interesting projects including an astronomy project to be launched by ICRAR, also a bit about DolphinWatch and fungi walks and a PhD project on red-tailed black cockatoos, another on non-insect pollinators and Birdlife Australia. [caption id="attachment_15324" align="alignleft" width="960"] Deborah Bowie, MicroBlitz Project Manager, speaking to…
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ACSA heads to the United Nations

ACSA heads to the United Nations

Blogs, Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion
By Erin Roger, ACSA Chair I’d heard about the traffic gridlock in Nairobi- but I guess I never really understood how bad it could be. I am stuck in traffic heading back to my hotel and going nowhere fast. [caption id="attachment_6167" align="alignleft" width="587"] A public bus or ‘sacco’ in Nairobi traffic[/caption] But let me re-wind. I’m in Nairobi as one of around 20 people who are part of an international citizen science delegation attending the United Nations Science-Policy-Business Forum from December 2nd-3rd at the UN Complex. The UN complex in Gigiri is an oasis of green set on 140 acres and filled with indigenous tree species and Sykes’ monkeys. The focus of the Forum is pollution and how to bring together and encourage collaboration between science, policy and business to…
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Visit from South Korea

Visit from South Korea

Collaboration & partnerships
On the August 17th Erin Roger, Amy Slocombe and Michelle Neil, together with Streamwatch coordinator Greg McDonald, hosted a South Korean delegation at the Australian Museum in Sydney. Ms Park (Dongguk University) and Mr Kim (Korea University) were in Australia on a research trip to gather information for their new citizen science project "Building a Citizen Science Platform in South Korea". It was interesting to chat with people who are just starting to realise the potential of citizen science, and who are seeking to learn from countries who are ahead in this space. Ms Park and Mr Kim are aspiring to establish citizen science as a mainstream scientific strategy for their country and it was rewarding to be able to share ACSA's story with them, and a great opportunity for us to reflect on how far we've come in such a short…
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