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.
As part of his STSM at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. Assaf Shwartz and Dr. Liat Levontin, Martin Jeanmougin developed a database on published studies of the motivations of citizens to participate in citizen science projects.