KNM Workshop: Citizen Science

On Friday the 15th of February 2019, Kennisnetwerk Milieu is organising a workshop with the theme Citizen Science (incl. lunch). Spoken language is English.

Citizen Science has become a popular notion in the past ten years, but many researchers and policy makers hardly know what the “citizen science” concept means and how “citizen science” can be applied in their own research. When and how can we involve citizens in scientific and policy oriented research? How reliable are the data created or gathered by citizens? What are the prospects and limitations of citizen science?

In this workshop we will present some show cases of citizen science. In addition we will analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threads of the methodologies used and we will discuss how citizen science can contribute in a unique and useful way to scientific and policy oriented research on environmental and sustainability issues.

Aim: to develop a joint vision on new opportunities of citizen science for scientific and policy oriented research.

12:00 – 13:00: Welcome and lunch
13:00 – 13:15: Arnold van Vliet (ESA-WUR): the
                       opportunities of citizen science for
                       science and policy
13:15 – 13:30: Saskia Werners (WSG-WUR):
                       citizen science and climate adaptation
                       in South-East Asia
13:30 – 13:45: Arjan Droste (MAQ-WUR):
                       urban citizen science: a hot issue
13:45 – 14:00: Anton Gerritsen (De Waterspin):
                       national monitoring water quality by
                       counting water organisms
14:00 – 14:05: intermezzo
14:05 – 14:15: Reina Kuiper (VO-HO network WUR):
                       including students and school classes in
                       scientific research
14:15 – 14:30: Gerben Mol (WENR-WUR): participative
                       monitoring urban water quality
14:30– 14:45:  Marion Collewet (VU): participatory
                       Value Evaluation: valuing public
                       projects using citizen’s preferences
14:45 – 15:05: coffee and tea break
15:05 – 15:50: workshop on the prospects,
                       limitations, opportunities and risks
                       of citizen science
15:50 – 16:00: presentation workgroup results
16:00 – 16:30: discussion and conclusions
16:30 – 17:00: drinks and bites

Practical information:
Registration: herePlease transfer the required budget to: NL05INGB0004074415 tnv Studiekring Milieu.
(registration includes lunch and drinks & bites)
Price members KNM: €10,--
Price other participants: €20,--
Price students: free


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