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
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Maps have changed the world. If you’ve visited Madrid’s Naval Museum, you will have seen a map drawn by an amalgamation of Christopher Columbus’ cartographers. The map includes, for the first time to Europeans, a partial outline of the Americas; the emptiness within the outline was ‘undiscovered’ no-mans land, ripe for the claiming by Europeans. … Continue reading
Wednesday, 02 August 2017
(Reblogged from the DITOs website) Several years of running a thriving online citizen science community has turned out to bring many unexpected results a long time later – working with UCL ExCiteS and DITOs, for one. The most recent was a very glamorous chance to contribute to the LERU Summer School, whose focus this year was Citizen Science. LERU, the League of European … Continue reading
Thursday, 20 July 2017
When the words “Doctoral”, “summer”, and “school” are put together, there is little insight as to what someone might expect from the combination. Myself included, as in my 23 years travelling around the sun, I have never been in a summer school before. Not to mention, a doctoral one. The ad mentioned word combinations like … Continue reading