The primary aim of this Short Term Scientific Mission was to develop a collaboration about Citizen Science with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra and Brussels.
The STSM PlasticWatch has been directed to individuate the best research methodologies for microplastics monitoring in freshwater systems through citizen science projects
The main topic of the research was the application of citizen science approaches to the digital humanities field.
The STSM strengthened the collaboration between Tekiu and ECSA in order to improve mutual capacity to raise awareness and provide evidence of the policy relevance of Citizen Science.
During the STSM, a group of nineteen urban cyclists built the first crowdsourced map of urban cycling in Malta.
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 undertook a STSM in November 2017 and developed 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.