ITS3.1/SSS1.4/EOS3.2/BG1.21/ESSI3.8/HS11.32/NH9.22 Media

Citizen science (the involvement of the public in scientific processes) is gaining momentum in one discipline after another, thereby more and more data on biodiversity, earthquakes, weather, climate, health issues among others are being collected at different scales that can extend the frontiers of knowledge. Successful citizen observatories can potentially be scaled up in order to contribute to larger environmental and policy strategies and actions (such as the European Earth Observation monitoring systems) and to be integrated in GEOSS and Copernicus. Making credible contributions to science can empower citizens to actively participate in environmental decision making, can raise awareness about environmental issues and can help bridge the science-society gap. Often, citizen science is seen in the context of Open Science, which is a broad movement embracing Open Data, Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Source, Open Methodology, and Open Peer Review to transparently publish and share scientific research - thus leveraging Citizen Science and Reproducible Research.

Both, open science in general and citizen science in particular, pose great challenges for researchers, and to support the goals of the various openness initiatives, this session looks at what is possible nowadays and what is ready for application in geosciences. Success stories, failures, best practices and solutions will be presented, in addition to various related networks. We aim to show how researchers, citizens, funding agencies, governments and other stakeholders can benefit from citizen science and open science, acknowledging the drawbacks and highlighting the opportunities available for geoscientists.

In this session, we are looking for successful approaches of working with citizen science and open science to bridge the gap between a multitude of stakeholders in research, policy, economy, practice and society at large by finding emerging environmental issues and empowering citizens. This session shall be an open space to exchange experiences and to present either successful examples or failed efforts. Learning from others and understanding what to adopt and what to change help the participants in their own undertakings and new initiatives, so that they become future success stories.

We want to ask and find answers to the following questions:
Which approaches can be used in Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences?
What are the biggest challenges and how to overcome them?
What kind of citizen scientist involvement and open science strategies exist?
How to ensure transparency in project results and analyses?
How to evaluate successful bridging of the science-society-gap?

Co-organized as SSS1.4/EOS3.2/BG1.21/ESSI3.8/HS11.32/NH9.22
Convener: Taru Sandén | Co-conveners: Daniel Dörler, Steffen Fritz, Florian Heigl, Amanda Whitehurst, Martin Hammitzsch
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room N1
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Friday, 12 April 2019 | Room N1

Chairperson: Daniel Dörler, Florian Heigl, Martin Hammitzsch
08:30–08:45 |
Joan Masó, Nuria Julià, and Alaitz Zabala
08:45–09:00 |
Markus Daniel Steinberg, Sirko Schindler, and Friederike Klan
09:00–09:15 |
Uta Wehn and Catherine Cotton
09:15–09:30 |
Amanda Whitehurst, Kaylin Bugbee, Laura Jewell, Bjorn Fromnknecht, Clement Albinet, Rahul Ramachandran, Kevin Murphy, and Henri Laur
09:30–09:45 |
Christian Thiel, Jens Kersten, Sören Hese, Sina Truckenbrodt, Martin Kunz, Paul Debus, Volker Rodehorst, Norman Hallermann, Robert Eckardt, Andre Gräf, and Friederike Klan
09:45–10:00 |
Giuseppe Puglisi, Roberto Basili, Anna Grazia Chiodetti, Antonella Cianchi, Massimiliano Drudi, Lilli Freda, Mario Locati, Maurizio Pignone, and Agata Sangianantoni
10:00–10:15 |
Rosa Arias and Nora Salas Seoane
Coffee break
Chairperson: Taru Sandén, Amanda Whitehurst, Steffen Fritz
11:00–11:15 |
Theresa Frommen, Maike Gröschke, and Michael Schneider
11:15–11:30 |
Zhong-An Wang and Chih-Hao Fan
11:30–11:45 |
Hélène Barras, Alessandro Hering, Andrey Martynov, Pascal-Andreas Noti, Urs Germann, and Olivia Martius
11:45–12:00 |
Rosana Maria Kral, Axel Mentler, Sebstian Postl, Rizki Maftukhah, Ngadisih Ngadisih, Murtiningrum Murtiningrum, and Katharina Maria Keiblinger
12:15–12:30 |
Melanie Duncan, Katy Mee, Anna Hicks, Steve Richardson, Richard E. A. Robertson, Michelle Forbes, Idelia Ferdinand, Colm Jordan, and Susan Loughlin