During the STSM, a group of nineteen urban cyclists built the first crowdsourced map of urban cycling in Malta, they recorded more than 17 thousand location points, corresponding to more than 250 bicycle trips, with a gamified mobile application.
The study under the applied STSM would use a Citizen Science platform to advance the spatial prediction of invasive forest Phytophthoras by providing the public with inexpensive location-based, time series data of unprecedented quantity and distribution.
Dr Joseph Roche is an astrophysicist and an assistant professor in science education at Trinity College Dublin. He will undertake an STSM in November 2017 that will develop a research agenda around the role of citizen science in education.
Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a growing threat to Europe’s biodiversity. A JRC-COST joint workshop focused on strategies for collecting and sharing data gathered by citizens, with the aim to support a European early warning and rapid information system.
The aim is to present high quality, original manuscripts related to user experience (UX) of technologies used in citizen science, such as, for example, mobile technologies, sensors, games, and data gathering applications for illiterate users in remote areas, among the others. Abstract submission opens on November 1st, 2017.