Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)


Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)

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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.

DITOs Profile

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.
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WeGovNow Profile


WeGovNow uses innovative technologies to overcome limitations of existing digital tools in the context of citizen reporting, e-participation, and citizen-government communication.
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Challenging RISK Profile

Challenging RISK

Challenging RISK (Resilience by Integrating Societal and Technical Knowledge) is concerned with socially integrated mitigation of multiple structural risks in the urban environment.
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ExCiteS Software

Researchers in ExCiteS have created bespoke technologies to address the challenges around collecting, sharing and visualising geographic information with a variety of communities.
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Latest Blog Posts 

Event: Representation of the people in science – women in civic and citizen science

Tuesday, 06 February 2018

Update: Date of event is now Monday 19th March, not Monday 12th March. Explanation below. We’d like to invite you to a free event taking place at UCL on the evening of Monday 19th March. As part of the UCL Exhibition “Disruptors and Innovators: Journeys in gender equality at UCL”, we will host a panel … Continue reading

PhD studentship for development of mobile applications to support data collection in the rainforest

Monday, 05 February 2018

Project Description   How can we act sustainably in a world where the majority of the most affected people are not able to access or share information? Sustainability is one of the fundamental development challenges humanity faces today. The scale of the issues and the inefficiency of existing approaches mean that there is an urgent … Continue reading

Are poachers really the bad guys?

Thursday, 21 December 2017

    The word poacher is a horrible word. It carries with it images of slain rhinos, piles of ivory, and smuggled AK47s. Even if it described something far more pleasant, such as a coastal walk in the summertime, it still sounds horrible.   Its phonetics are surely part of the reason. But what does … Continue reading