Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)
Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) is a situated, bottom-up practice that takes into account local needs, practices and culture and works with broad networks of people to design and build new devices and knowledge creation processes that can transform the world.
Doing it Together Science (DITOs)
DITOs is a European-wide project focused on promoting change in the way the public engages with science and innovation through Citizen Science.
WeGovNow uses innovative technologies to overcome limitations of existing digital tools in the context of citizen reporting, e-participation, and citizen-government communication.
Challenging RISK (Resilience by Integrating Societal and Technical Knowledge) is concerned with socially integrated mitigation of multiple structural risks in the urban environment.
Researchers in ExCiteS have created bespoke technologies to address the challenges around collecting, sharing and visualising geographic information with a variety of communities.
Latest Blog Posts
PhD studentship in collaboration with the Ordnance Survey – identifying systematic biases in crowdsourced geographic information
Monday, 02 July 2018
Deadline 13th July 2018 UCL Department of Geography and the Ordnance Survey are inviting applications for a PhD studentship to explore the internal systematic biases in crowd-sourced geographic information datasets (also known as Volunteered Geographic Information – VGI). The studentship provides an exciting opportunity for a student to work with Ordnance Survey on understanding the … Continue reading
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Just over two weeks ago I returned from a 7-day visit to Israel and Palestine. As a part of the ExCiteS Intelligent Maps team, and in the first year of my PhD in Anthropology at UCL, I was there to explore possible settings for research, with a focus on water infrastructure, systems of care, environmental … Continue reading
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
A few months ago, Muki received an e-mail from the astrophysicist and writer Lucie Green. She, along with UCL’s Astrophysics department, Nature Communications and others, were planning an event for International Light Day, and wondered if UCL ExCiteS could participate by showcasing some citizen science. The event was aimed at schoolchildren, aged 11-13, as older ones … Continue reading