WeObserve CoP Launch Workshops

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WeObserve CoP Launch Workshops
at the Citizen Science Workshop Day at Univiersity of Geneva

Much of the emerging experience with Citizen Observatories is currently dispersed among various stakeholders. In order to consolidate this knowledge and expertise, the WeObserve project is launching and coordinating 3 dedicated Communities of Practice (CoPs):

•    CoP1 "Co-design and citizen engagement" | 09.00 h - 12.00 h
•    CoP2 "Impact and value of COs for governance" | 13.00 h - 16.00 h
•    CoP3 "Interoperability and standards for citizen observatories". | 09.00 h - 12.00 h

Each CoP will receive support and tools for managing the CoP activities and undertaking dissemination and outreach. The CoPs will exist for as long as they provide value to their members, with WeObserve support to draw on for the coming 2 ½ years.
Are you already involved in citizen science and citizen observatory initiatives or CS working groups? Then we would like you to participate in the CoP whose topic are an expert in. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders on the consolidation of knowledge in the field of citizen science and COs!

Maximum number of participants per Workshop: 25

Registration

Please register here for the WeObserve CoP launch workshops.


Cop1 "Co-design and citizen engagement"

This workshop will launch CoP1 "Co-design and citizen engagement".
Are you keen to exchange experiences with like-minded CS enthusiasts on how to successfully co-design citizen observatories and engage citizens?
Then we would like you to join us and think along on how we can consolidate our emerging knowledge and expertise with co-designing citizen observatories and sustaining citizen engagement, addressing incentives and barriers for participation, devising effective engagement strategies and addressing citizen-science ethics.

Become part of the action and set the agenda of this CoP during the launch workshop!

For more information, please contact Uta Wehn (IHE Delft) at u [dot] wehn [at] un-ihe [dot] org .


CoP2 "Impact and value of COs for governance"

This workshop will launch CoP2 “Value and impact of COs for governance".
Are you keen to exchange experiences with like-minded CS enthusiasts on how to measure the impacts and value of COs for environmental governance?
Then we would like you to join us and think along how we can consolidate our emerging knowledge and expertise on defining and capturing socio-economic and environmental impacts of community-based environmental monitoring for public authorities and decision makers, including risk evaluation.

Become part of the action and set the agenda of this CoP during the launch workshop!

For more information, please contact Uta Wehn (IHE Delft) at u [dot] wehn [at] un-ihe [dot] org .


CoP3 "Interoperability and standards for citizen observatories"
Kicking off first Interoperability pilot.

This workshop will launch CoP3 “Interoperability and standards for citizen observatories" by organizing the kick off of the first Interoperability Pilot.
Are you concerned about interoperability and data sharing?
Then we would like you to join us and experiment related to three main topics:
1) data integration among citizen science projects using SWE4CS, 2) integration of citizen science projects/campaigns in Single Sign-On system (SSO) federation and 3) metadata standards for describing citizen science projects.

Become part of the action and contribute to start the first Interoperability Pilot of this CoP during the launch workshop! The experiment will conduct its activities for about 6 months after the launch event.

For more information, about the pilot, please Google the document OGC 18-031: Citizen Science Interoperability Pilot or contact Joan Masó (CREAF) at joan [dot] maso [at] uab [dot] cat .


Background

WeObserve is a EU-funded H2020 Coordination and Support Action which tackles three key challenges that COs face: awareness, acceptability and sustainability. The project aims to improve the coordination between existing COs and related regional, European and international activities. The WeObserve mission is to create a sustainable ecosystem of COs that can systematically address these identified challenges and help to move citizen science into the mainstream. In order to consolidate practice-based knowledge on COs that is dispersed among various stakeholders, WeObserve is launching and coordinating dedicated Communities of Practice (CoPs) as a key mechanism for consolidating the knowledge inside as well as beyond the WeObserve consortium.

In total, WeObserve will develop five CoPs over the course of the project. The first three CoPs will be launched at the Citizen Science workshop day at the University of Geneva on 6 June 2018. The CoPs are intended as a key mechanism to consolidate knowledge on COs inside as well as beyond the WeObserve consortium. As such, a wide range of stakeholders who are already involved in citizen science and citizen observatory initiatives is invited to take part in the CoPs, such as public authorities (local, regional, national, EU), civil society organisations, research and academia, citizens and citizen science working groups. Activities that the CoPs will undertake include thematic knowledge co-creation, generating new solutions or agreeing on how to use existing ones, and knowledge sharing activities (meetings, events, conferences).

More information on the WeObserve project is available here.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Category: 
Venue: 
102 Boulevard Carl-Vogt
1211 Genève
Switzerland