ACSA International Citizen Science Community of Practice – March 2022

ACSA International Citizen Science Community of Practice – March 2022

ACSA development, Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, International
This Community of Practice is dedicated to increasing and enriching broader knowledge in Australia of international citizen science. The group will explore and share knowledge of what’s happening across the world in citizen science. Through this work we will develop networks and collaborations across skills and research areas. If you are interested in learning more and makeing further advances together at the global level, please be invited to join this ACSA CoP by signing up here. Below, you find more information on the rationale of the CoP, how we work and how you can become engaged. Background & rationale for the ACSA International CoP We know of the great global initiatives that need and encourage citizen science, like the SDGs and the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation. We are also aware that…
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Historic Success at UNEA 5.2

Historic Success at UNEA 5.2

Conferences, International, Meetings and Events
Hosted by the UN Environment Programme, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) brings together representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.  The resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) took place online and in Nairobi from 28 February – 2 March 2022.  The overall theme for UNEA-5 was “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” highlighting the pivotal role nature plays in our lives and in social, economic and environmental sustainable development.  UNEA-5 was an opportunity for Member States to share best practices for sustainability. It aimed to create momentum for governments to build on and catalyze impact on multilateral environmental efforts to protect and…
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Symposium on Science Festival 2021 – Thailand

Symposium on Science Festival 2021 – Thailand

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, International, Meetings and Events
You are all invited to the first symposium on Citizen science in Thailand “The Rise of Citizen science – Elevating communities to sustainable development goals on public health and the environment”. The symposium will be held online on the 17th of November, starting at 9.00 AM and finishing at 4.00 PM Thailand Time (GMT+7) and it is free for everyone to join. Professor Graham Durant, Director Questacon, is one of the keynote speakers, along with many others who have been working and developing successful citizen science projects around the world on various platforms. They will share their experiences and inspire researchers, science communicators, campaigners, and communities to be more involved in citizen science, to build better and more sustainable communities for Thailand's health and environment.  Agenda Register
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UN Asia-Pacific Science Policy Business Forum

UN Asia-Pacific Science Policy Business Forum

Collaboration & partnerships, International, Meetings and Events
ACSA was really proud to be a part of the UN's Science Policy Business Forum yesterday. We heard about the importance of equitable access to data and the value of a citizen science approach across the region. Thanks to Libby Hepburn for helping to organise the Australian speakers Graham Durant from Questacon and Heidi Tait from Tangaroa Blue Foundation. Great collaboration with our friends at CitSci.org #science #data #collaboration #citizenscience. Full agenda here https://lnkd.in/grCQtUEA
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“How to open up research innovation to young people?”

“How to open up research innovation to young people?”

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, International, Meetings and Events, Social research in CS
Our sister association ECSA warmly invites you to the first webinar put on by the Empowerment, Inclusiveness and Equity working group together with the YouCount EU project. “How to open up research & innovation to young people?”Friday 24th September 2021, 13:00-15:00 CESTVia ZoomAgenda and registration link are here: https://cutt.ly/sWpvxKo Please refer details below from Claudia Göbel, Co-Chair of the working group. Young people in Europe are facing many challenges with regard to social inclusion. Social participation, employment, social belonging are important examples. There is a pressing need to develop more knowledge and innovation to create more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. One way to contribute to this is Citizen Social Science with young people - Youth Citizen Social Science (Y-CSS). We organise a series of three webinars to discuss central questions…
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Great Southern BioBlitz 2021

Great Southern BioBlitz 2021

Communication & promotion, Field-based citizen science, International
By Pete Crowcroft (@possumpete), GSB organising team This year between the 22-25th October, join Australia and 13 other countries in the largest scale citizen science biodiversity survey in the southern hemisphere! Using the iNaturalist platform, the Great Southern Bioblitz (GSB) is an annual opportunity to participate in a large, global biodiversity survey. Until recently these bioblitzes have always been centered in the northern hemisphere during their springtime, meaning that those of us south of the equator and coming into winter didn’t always have the greatest amount of biodiversity on show! So the GSB was born from the desire to have a springtime survey of biodiversity for us, down south, during a time of year we know is abounding with emerging life. Flowers are blooming, insects take wing, and birds call…
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Conservation Impacts of Citizen Science

Conservation Impacts of Citizen Science

Collaboration & partnerships, CS Project, International
The Participatory and Citizen Science Working group from the Society of Conservation Biology is leading a new project called "Conservation Impacts of Citizen Science." This project seeks to document the broad ranging conservations impacts and outcomes of citizen science within communities all around the world. They are looking for citizen science project managers and leaders to contribute information about the associated conservation outcomes that have resulted from their previous, or ongoing, citizen science projects. These conservation outcomes could be things such as policy changes, evidence of successful conservation management, changes to resource management programs, etc.  If you would like to join the project please click here and help them to build a more holistic picture of the tangible benefits of citizen science from around the world.
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