Working Group 1
Ensure scientific quality of Citizen Science
This working group will focus on the outcomes of CS projects for scientists. The objective of this WG is to provide a sound understanding of current practices involving the collection, description, and validation of data gathered and analyzed by citizens.
Working Group 2
Develop synergies with education
This group will focus on the learning outcomes of CS projects. The objective of this WG is to increase awareness about the possibilities of CS in education, by collating the knowledge of current practices and underscoring the meaning of CS in formal and informal education.
Working Group 3
Improve society-science-policy interface
The working group will focus on the outcomes of CS projects for policy makers at local, national, and European level concerned with policies impacting the environment and society. The objective of this WG is to make government officials and decision makers aware of CS by providing evidence and guidance material, so that they can use it as part of policy formation, implementation and evaluation.
Working Group 4
Enhance the role of CS for civil society
The group will focus on the outcomes of CS projects for citizen and social entrepreneurs, paying particular attention to the results of community-led or co-created projects. The objective of this WG is to raise awareness of the results of CS contributions and their implications for developing social innovation interventions.
Working Group 5
Improve data standardization and interoperability
This working group will focus on improving the technical foundations to foster the impact of CS globally. The objective of this WG is to develop metadata-concepts vocabulary and an ontology to support data sharing among CS projects. WG5 will coordinate with activities on data and service interoperability carried out in Europe, the USA and Australia, and will take into account existing standards, namely Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards, ISO/TC 211, W3C standards (semantic sensor network/Linked Data), and existing GEO/GEOSS semantic interoperability.
Working Group 6
Overaching - Cross-WG-Synthesis and overarching measures
Cross-WG-Synthesis and overarching measures will be taken to ensure learning and the creation of an added value of the Action as a whole.