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Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit February 2014

Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities was one of the supporters for the 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit in February.

Original Announcement for Citizen Cyber Science

Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

Citizen Science, amateur involvement in science that predates professional science, is currently undergoing a renaissance.  Citizen Cyberscience is a rapidly expanding field, enabled by the Internet and a variety of affordable technology,.

Hear from leading figures in citizen science, explore public engagement and participation and see how citizen science is being used in the developing world. A series of presentations and panels will be followed by a hackday at UCL (which has seen the start of many great ideas, new collaborations and prototypes, including the Air Quality Egg)

  • Day 1 - Thursday 20th Feb @ the Royal Geographical Society, London
  • Day 2 - Friday 21st Feb @ University College London
  • Day 3 Hackday - Saturday 22nd Feb @ University College London

As you would expect for a conference that celebrates the power of using ubiquitous, powerful, networked technology for science and inclusion, the Citizen CyberScience was live-streamed, blogged and the hashtag #CCS14 filled the twittersphere with comment and pictures.

You can find out more about what happened at the conference by visiting Storify or reading Po Ve Sham - Professor Muki Haklay's blog.

UCL's interdisciplinary Extreme Citizen Science research group

ExCiteS brings together scholars from diverse fields to develop and contribute to the guiding theories, tools and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project to deal with issues that concern them. With an interdisciplinary research approach we aim to provide any user, regardless of their background or literacy level, with a set of tools that can be used to collect, analyse and act on information according to agreed upon scientific methods. www.ucl.ac.uk/excites

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