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

Attendance time: Friday, 12 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Taru Sandén, Amanda Whitehurst, Daniel Dörler, Martin Hammitzsch
X1.153 |
Sara Blanco, Rafael Quesada, Edgar Espinoza, Javier Vasquez, Alicia Correa, and Christian Birkel
X1.154 |
Roopam Shukla, Ankit Agarwal, Kamna Sachdeva, Juergen Kurths, and Pawan Kumar Joshi
X1.155 |
Quantification of vegetation stress on agriculture during Europe’s 2018 drought and legal implications for yield compensation schemes
Michael Schultz, Victoria Caillet, and Alexander Zipf
X1.156 |
Raphaël d'Andrimont, Momchil Iordanov, Guido Lemoine, Janine Yoong, Kamil Nikel, and Marijn van der Velde
X1.158 |
Arnulf Schiller, Robert Supper, and Gonzalo Merediz Alonso
X1.159 |
Raffaele Albano, Antonio Perrone, Azhar Inam, Jan Adamowski, and Aurelia Sole
X1.160 |
Mel Woods, Drew Hemment, and Raquel Ajates-Gonzalez
X1.161 |
Drew Hemment, Kasia Molga, Robin Rimbaud-Scanner, Mel Woods, and Feimatta Conteh
X1.163 |
George-Fivos Sargentis, Evangelia Frangedaki, Panayiotis Dimitriadis, and Demetris Koutsoyiannis
X1.164 |
Alissa Lüpke, Stefan Härer, and Annette Menzel and the BAYSICS Projectteam
X1.165 |
Karin Wannemacher and Martin Neuwirth
X1.166 |
Refiz Duro, Tanja Gasber, Kuo-Yu Chuang, Sebastian Sippl, Volodymyr Andriychenko, Peter Kutschera, Franziska Albrecht, Gerald Schimak, and Daniel Auferbauer
X1.167 |
Antoine Schlupp, Philippe Chavot, Marc Grunberg, Maxime Bes–De-Berc, Hélène Jund, Fanny Ajak, Jérôme Vergne, Frédéric Masson, and Jean Schmittbuhl
X1.168 |
Benedikt Gräler, Arne de Wall, and Albert Remke
X1.169 |
Ian McCallum, Wei Liu, Adriana Keating, Finn Laurien, Michael Szoenyi, and Reinhard Mechler
X1.170 |
Integrated assessment of forest ecosystem services to support forest management strategies: an experience from the Italian Apennines
Isabella De Meo, Paolo Cantiani, Maurizio Marchi, and Alessandro Paletto
X1.171 |
Implementation of the citizen science part of the NanoEnvi project: monitoring indoor air particulate pollution with passive bio-captors
Sonia Rousse, Melina Macouin, Jean-Francois Leon, Sandrine Suchon, Fabrice Gangneron, Sinda Haoues-Jouve, Arua Leite, Marc Respaud, Sylvia Becerra, Loic Drigo, Anne-Sophie Firmin, and Eva Schreck
X1.172 |
An Earth scientist in the staff of every Colombian Town, South America.
(withdrawn after no-show)
Clemencia Gomez Gonzalez and Laura Tatiana Florian Hernandez
X1.173 |
Fabrizio Piana, Vincenzo Lombardo, and Alizia Mantovani
X1.174 |
Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez
X1.175 |
| Highlight
Developing a Knowledge Base to educate children on how to identify natural hazards – the case of Storm Force
Emiliano Renzi
X1.176 |
Sigbert Huber, Barbara Birli, Cecilie Foldal, Sigrid Schwarz, Helene Berthold, and Michael Englisch
X1.177 |
Empowering Children: Using GIS framework to locate and allocate schools in Indian cities to increase active school transportation
Swechcha Roy, Saikat Kumar Paul, Richa Dhawale, Amarjeet Kumar, and Vivek Agnihotri
X1.179 |
Jens Klump, Mingfang Wu, Gerry Ryder, Julia Martin, Lesley Wyborn, Robert Downs, and Ari Asmi
X1.182 |
Jiri Kuncar and Stanislaus J. Schymanski
X1.183 |
Mirko Albani, Cristiano Silvagni, Rosemarie Leone, Simone Mantovani, Sergio Ferraresi, Fulvio Marelii, Sergio Albani, Michele Lazzarini, Anca Popescu, Federica Foglini, Francesco De Leo, Valentina Grande, Stefano Salvi, Elisa Trasatti, Hazel Napier, Tim Aldrdge, Steve Cole, Robert Moore, and Iolanda Maggio