• The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

    You don't have to be a professional scientist to make a contribution to our collective knowledge. Today, we look at several projects that have benefitted from the power of citizen science! Foldit Gamers FTW https://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Coda Buchanan, Lucy McGlasson, Accalia Elementia, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Saul, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Christopher Collins, Thomas J., charles george, Andreas Heydeck, Patrick D. Ashmore, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Ed Shelley, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal. -------...

    published: 20 Apr 2016
  • The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

    Science is not just for specialists. Many new and important scientific discoveries are being made by "citizen scientists," non-professional researchers, who contribute data and observations to our collective knowledge of the planet and beyond. Leesa Ricci is a passionate advocate for citizen science projects and believes we can all contribute to the body of scientific knowledge in meaningful ways through participatory culture. Leesa is currently working on her Master’s of Public Administration degree at Southern Utah University. Leesa works at the Ashcroft Observatory and is the current Director of the Southern Utah Space Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

    published: 06 Jul 2015
  • What is Citizen Science?

    Volunteers are the heart of British conservation. Many such volunteers give up their time to collect scientific information, such as the number of birds in a woodland, or sightings of invasive species. These endeavours are known as ‘citizen science’. Phil investigates the diversity of citizen science projects, examines their value, and shows how you can get involved. So, grab your coat, wave your conservation themed flags, and salute the trees, as we explore the world of citizen science… --- If you like this episode, or any other, why not hit that subscribe button? We need all the support we can get, to help continue produce the huge array of videos we hope to make. --- And check out our Tumblr blog for competitions and conservation and wildlife news, and our Facebook and Twitter for more...

    published: 30 Mar 2015
  • Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

    After three world-class scientists broke down and wept as they told science writer Hannibal about the alarming findings of their research on extinction, she knew she had to do something. Now the citizen scientist and Stanford Media Scholar is showing us how each of us can contribute to saving endangered plants and animals, one iPhone app and observation at a time. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016’s best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the National Association of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award, among other honors, and is currently a Stanford media fellow. This talk w...

    published: 12 May 2017
  • Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

    August 21, 2017 will be a very special day. For the first time in 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. It’s not only an opportunity for millions of people to appreciate this rare astronomical event, but a chance for scientists to gain a better understanding of how the sun’s atmosphere behaves. Enter the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll u...

    published: 08 Jun 2017
  • The Future of Research: Citizen Science!: Jessica Richman at TEDxBrussels

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    published: 01 Nov 2013
  • Zooniverse citizen science project might have found Planet Nine

    60,000 people recently got together to make history. Their goal? Observe planet nine for the first time. Planet Nine is a theoretical planet that is thought to exist beyond Pluto, but no one has seen it yet. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

    published: 04 Apr 2017
  • Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

    Citizen science is a way for the average person to do real "help answer the big questions" science. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    published: 14 Mar 2014
  • Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

    Science is not just for scientists. There are ways that everyone can be involved and contribute. Caren Cooper Author of “Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery.” She is Associate Professor in Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State; in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science; and runs “Sparrow Swap” citizen science through her lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    published: 15 May 2017
  • Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

    Scientific discovery is a birthright, not just a profession, says Jessica Richman, whose uBiome project provides research tools and inspiration to the masses. She explains at TEDMED 2013.

    published: 02 Jul 2013
  • Episode 2: Citizens + Scientists

    Citizen scientists track air and water pollution at fracking sites in windswept Wyoming and five other states, using simple but science-based techniques developed by the “Bucket Brigade.” On idyllic East Coast trout streams, volunteers from Trout Unlimited monitor water quality regularly, generating baseline data that will prove invaluable in the event of future pollution events. Community members connected with professional researchers to tackle Flint’s drinking water crisis and now the same is happening in Philadelphia and other cities. In China, citizens use government data and a unique mobile app to report environmental crimes. When citizens and scientists partner it’s a win-win for all concerned.

    published: 01 Apr 2017
  • Interface citizen scientists with government.

    Johan Codinha http://linux.conf.au/schedule/presentation/148/ The victorian biodiversity is facing constant danger, from bush fires to pest and weeds just to name few. To protect the different ecosystem from natural and human disaster the government needs data ! I am going to walk you thru the history of biodiversity data collection in Victoria ( it's a young country so it's gonna be a short walk ), from hundreds of government employee surveying the countryside in the 80's to 2016 where we rely almost exclusively on citizen scientists to provide accurate data. Then we will have a look at tools of the past, present and future for collecting biodiversity data and what is the role of standards and open software. Government agencies are taking land management decision based on biodiversity...

    published: 18 Jan 2017
  • Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space - Science@NASA

    Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth. Spitzer Space Telescope: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/ Courtesy Of NASA

    published: 29 Apr 2015
  • IBM supports "citizen scientists" with iPhone app

    IBM Research Center in Almaden (where the hard drive was invented) has a new iPhone app to help people report creek and river conditions. Hear how that supports a new "citizen scientist" movement and will help fisheries and water boards better manage creek flow and pollution standards. Learn more here: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/water_management/article/creek_watch.html

    published: 20 Dec 2010
  • Citizen science - in researching biodiversity

    Citizen science is a relatively new way of knowledge co-creation, where professional scientists and enthusiastic citizens collaboratively search for answers. While it certainly presents challenges, it also provides a great opportunity for both parties to engage science and nature together, and ultimately, can result in transformative societal changes. This video showcases the different levels of participation available, and the advantages of, citizen science by illustrating it with a compelling and intimate visual journey through the seas to the backyard. While this video focuses on citizen science used in biodiversity research, citizen science itself, and the different layers presented here are also applicable to other kinds of scientific ventures. The research for this video was initi...

    published: 09 Nov 2016
  • Geocachers become Citizen Scientists

    Your next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species. Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org. They're calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It's a global project, that begins just outside your front door. Join us as we go geocaching with Colorado State University researcher Greg Newman.

    published: 18 Jun 2010
The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

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You don't have to be a professional scientist to make a contribution to our collective knowledge. Today, we look at several projects that have benefitted from the power of citizen science! Foldit Gamers FTW https://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Coda Buchanan, Lucy McGlasson, Accalia Elementia, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Saul, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Christopher Collins, Thomas J., charles george, Andreas Heydeck, Patrick D. Ashmore, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Ed Shelley, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.citizensciencealliance.org/ http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science/ http://scistarter.com/finder https://www.zooniverse.org/projects History of Citizen Science http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0143687 http://www.science20.com/anthrophysis/brief_history_citizen_science-93317 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147152 http://scistarter.com/page/Citizen%20Science.html https://books.google.com/books?id=FbSlyyshjOoC&pg=PA246&lpg=PA246&dq=dictionary+%22gentleman+scientist%22&source=bl&ots=juVfcRDdrx&sig=8VsuQLxjLd0kks-vQphH0W5ffOY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#v=onepage&q=dictionary%20%22gentleman%20scientist%22&f=false Ecology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/110278/full http://fwspubs.org/doi/pdf/10.3996/nafa.79.0001 https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/about/ http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/bbs.html http://www.ace-eco.org/vol5/iss2/art13/ SETI@home & Galaxy Zoo http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/about_seti/about_seti_at_home_1.html http://www.galaxyzoo.org/#/story https://www.zooniverse.org/about/publications http://zoo1.galaxyzoo.org/Team.aspx http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/389/3/1179.full.pdf+html http://www.sdss.org/ http://www.ukidss.org/ http://www.illustris-project.org/ EteRNA https://fold.it/portal/ http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/victory-for-crowdsourced-biomolecule2/ http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/v18/n10/full/nsmb.2119.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/science/11rna.html?_r=0 http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/sumc-jtp021016.php http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/rna-paper-based-computer-game-authorship-creates-identity-crisis http://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6170/475.full http://www.eternagame.org/web/about/ http://www.biochemist.org/bio/03702/0044/037020044.pdf http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022283615006567 Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arecibo_Observatory_Aerial_View.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astropulse.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sloan_Digit_Sky_Survey_1.25_Declination_Slice_2013_Data.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LRG-4-606.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blausen_0773_RNA.png
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The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

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Science is not just for specialists. Many new and important scientific discoveries are being made by "citizen scientists," non-professional researchers, who contribute data and observations to our collective knowledge of the planet and beyond. Leesa Ricci is a passionate advocate for citizen science projects and believes we can all contribute to the body of scientific knowledge in meaningful ways through participatory culture. Leesa is currently working on her Master’s of Public Administration degree at Southern Utah University. Leesa works at the Ashcroft Observatory and is the current Director of the Southern Utah Space Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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What is Citizen Science?

What is Citizen Science?

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Volunteers are the heart of British conservation. Many such volunteers give up their time to collect scientific information, such as the number of birds in a woodland, or sightings of invasive species. These endeavours are known as ‘citizen science’. Phil investigates the diversity of citizen science projects, examines their value, and shows how you can get involved. So, grab your coat, wave your conservation themed flags, and salute the trees, as we explore the world of citizen science… --- If you like this episode, or any other, why not hit that subscribe button? We need all the support we can get, to help continue produce the huge array of videos we hope to make. --- And check out our Tumblr blog for competitions and conservation and wildlife news, and our Facebook and Twitter for more updates! http://ecosapien.org http://ecosapienshow.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/EcoSapienShow https://twitter.com/@eco_sapien http://instagram.com/ecosapien --- Copyright notices References British Natural History Consortium. 2015. BioBlitz. Available from: http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/ BTO. 2015. The Breeding Bird Survey. Available from: http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/bbs BURNS, F, EASTON MA, GREGORY, RD, Al FULAIJ N, AUGUST TA, BIGGS J, BLADWELL S, Brereton T, Brooks DR, Clubbe C, Dawson J, Dunn E, Edwards B, Falk SJ, Gent T, Gibbons DW, Gurney M, Haysom KA, Henshaw S, Hodgetts NG, Isaac NJB, McLaughlin M, Musgrove AJ, Noble DG, O’Mahony E, Pacheco M, Roy DB, Sears J, Shardlow M, Stringer C, Taylor A, Thompson P, Walker KJ, Walton P, Willing MJ, Wilson J and Wynde R (2013). State of Nature report. The State of Nature partnership. Available from: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/stateofnature_tcm9-345839.pdf CATLIN-GROVES, C. L. 2012. The citizen science landscape: from volunteers to citizen sensors and beyond. International Journal of Zoology, 2012. Taylor, P. J. 2013. Two-striped bee or not two-striped bee? Testing the effect of different training types on the ability of citizen scientists to identify pollinating insects. Unpublished MSc Dissertation. University of Leeds. ROY, H.E., POCOCK, M.J.O., PRESTON, C.D., ROY, D.B., SAVAGE, J., TWEDDLE, J.C. & ROBINSON, L.D. 2012. Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring. Final Report on behalf of UK-EOF. NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Natural History Museum [online]. Accessed: 15th May 2013]. Available from: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/products/publications/understanding-citizen-science.html UK Ladybird Survey. 2015. UK Ladybird Survey. Available from: http://www.ladybird-survey.org/
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Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

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After three world-class scientists broke down and wept as they told science writer Hannibal about the alarming findings of their research on extinction, she knew she had to do something. Now the citizen scientist and Stanford Media Scholar is showing us how each of us can contribute to saving endangered plants and animals, one iPhone app and observation at a time. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016’s best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the National Association of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award, among other honors, and is currently a Stanford media fellow. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

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August 21, 2017 will be a very special day. For the first time in 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. It’s not only an opportunity for millions of people to appreciate this rare astronomical event, but a chance for scientists to gain a better understanding of how the sun’s atmosphere behaves. Enter the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie. In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available to the public and the scientific community. Time will only tell what insights and projects may come from this rich collection. If you’ll be on the path of totality and plan on taking pictures, the project needs your help. Head to https://eclipsemega.movie/ to learn more about how to join and take the best eclipse photographs possible.
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The Future of Research: Citizen Science!: Jessica Richman at TEDxBrussels

The Future of Research: Citizen Science!: Jessica Richman at TEDxBrussels

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Zooniverse citizen science project might have found Planet Nine

Zooniverse citizen science project might have found Planet Nine

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60,000 people recently got together to make history. Their goal? Observe planet nine for the first time. Planet Nine is a theoretical planet that is thought to exist beyond Pluto, but no one has seen it yet. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/
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Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

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Citizen science is a way for the average person to do real "help answer the big questions" science. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

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Science is not just for scientists. There are ways that everyone can be involved and contribute. Caren Cooper Author of “Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery.” She is Associate Professor in Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State; in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science; and runs “Sparrow Swap” citizen science through her lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

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Scientific discovery is a birthright, not just a profession, says Jessica Richman, whose uBiome project provides research tools and inspiration to the masses. She explains at TEDMED 2013.
https://wn.com/Could_A_Citizen_Scientist_Win_A_Nobel_Prize
Episode 2: Citizens + Scientists

Episode 2: Citizens + Scientists

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Citizen scientists track air and water pollution at fracking sites in windswept Wyoming and five other states, using simple but science-based techniques developed by the “Bucket Brigade.” On idyllic East Coast trout streams, volunteers from Trout Unlimited monitor water quality regularly, generating baseline data that will prove invaluable in the event of future pollution events. Community members connected with professional researchers to tackle Flint’s drinking water crisis and now the same is happening in Philadelphia and other cities. In China, citizens use government data and a unique mobile app to report environmental crimes. When citizens and scientists partner it’s a win-win for all concerned.
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Interface citizen scientists with government.

Interface citizen scientists with government.

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Johan Codinha http://linux.conf.au/schedule/presentation/148/ The victorian biodiversity is facing constant danger, from bush fires to pest and weeds just to name few. To protect the different ecosystem from natural and human disaster the government needs data ! I am going to walk you thru the history of biodiversity data collection in Victoria ( it's a young country so it's gonna be a short walk ), from hundreds of government employee surveying the countryside in the 80's to 2016 where we rely almost exclusively on citizen scientists to provide accurate data. Then we will have a look at tools of the past, present and future for collecting biodiversity data and what is the role of standards and open software. Government agencies are taking land management decision based on biodiversity databases, we will have a look at how the data is beeing verified and what are the potential security risks.
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Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space - Science@NASA

Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space - Science@NASA

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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth. Spitzer Space Telescope: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/ Courtesy Of NASA
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IBM supports "citizen scientists" with iPhone app

IBM supports "citizen scientists" with iPhone app

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IBM Research Center in Almaden (where the hard drive was invented) has a new iPhone app to help people report creek and river conditions. Hear how that supports a new "citizen scientist" movement and will help fisheries and water boards better manage creek flow and pollution standards. Learn more here: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/water_management/article/creek_watch.html
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Citizen science - in researching biodiversity

Citizen science - in researching biodiversity

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  • Updated: 09 Nov 2016
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Citizen science is a relatively new way of knowledge co-creation, where professional scientists and enthusiastic citizens collaboratively search for answers. While it certainly presents challenges, it also provides a great opportunity for both parties to engage science and nature together, and ultimately, can result in transformative societal changes. This video showcases the different levels of participation available, and the advantages of, citizen science by illustrating it with a compelling and intimate visual journey through the seas to the backyard. While this video focuses on citizen science used in biodiversity research, citizen science itself, and the different layers presented here are also applicable to other kinds of scientific ventures. The research for this video was initiated and financially supported by ALTER-Net, Europe’s ecosystem research network of excellence, within its AHIA program. Sources used in the video: Bela, G., Peltola, T., Young, J. C., Balázs, B., Arpin, I., Pataki, G., Hauck, J., Kelemen, E., Kopperoinen, L., Van Herzele, A., Keune, H., Hecker, S., Suškevičs, M., Roy, H. E., Itkonen, P., Külvik, M., László, M., Basnou, C., Pino, J., and Bonn, A. 2016. Learning and the transformative potential of citizen science. Conservation Biology 30: 990–999. Conrad, C. C. and Hilchey, K. G. 2011. A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 176: 273–291. Cosquer, A., Raymond, R., and Prevot-Julliard, A-C. 2012. Observations of everyday biodiversity: A new perspective for conservation?. Ecology and Society 17(4): 2. Devictor, V., Whittaker, R. J., and Beltrame, C. 2010. Beyond scarcity: citizen science programmes as useful tools for conservation biogeography. Diversity and Distributions 16: 354–362. Evans, C., Abrams, E., Reitsma, R., Roux, K., Salmonsen, L., and Marra, P. P. 2005. The Neighborhood Nestwatch Program: participant outcomes of a citizen-science ecological research project. Conservation Biology 19: 589–594. Haklay, M. 2013. Citizen Science and Volunteered Geographic Information – overview and typology of participation. In Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge: Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice, ed. D. Z. Sui, S. Elwood, and M. F. Goodchild, 105–122. Berlin: Springer. O’Sullivan, E., Morrel, A., and O’Connor, M. A. 2003. Expanding the boundaries of transformative learning: essays on theory and praxis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Rotman, D., Preece, J., Hammock, J., Procita, K., Hansen, D., Parr, C., Lewis, D., and Jacobs, D. 2012. Dynamic changes in motivation in collaborative citizen-science projects. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 217–226. New York: ACM. More info: http://www.alter-net.info/ http://essrg.hu/ http://cargocollective.com/hanna-carlson
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Geocachers become Citizen Scientists

Geocachers become Citizen Scientists

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  • Updated: 18 Jun 2010
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Your next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species. Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org. They're calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It's a global project, that begins just outside your front door. Join us as we go geocaching with Colorado State University researcher Greg Newman.
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