Citizen Science SDG Conference

  • DATE / TIME:
    2020/10/14    10:00 - 2020/10/15    17:00

    Organisers: Museum für Naturheilkunde Berlin, European Citizen Science Association (ecsa); Citizen Social Science (CoAct); Social Citizen Science for Addressing Grand Challenges (SoCiS); We Observe


    During the session “Evaluation of Programmes and Projects: Instruments, Outputs, Outcomes”, Dr Sabrina Kirschke (UNU-FLORES) presents the joint work entitled: ‘Design and Effects of Citizen Science Projects in Freshwater Quality Monitoring. Results of a Global Survey’ (Co-authors: Christy Bennett (TU Dresden), Armin Bigham Ghazani (TU Dresden), Yeongju Lee (UNU-FLORES), Seyed Taha Loghmani Khouzani (UNU-FLORES), Shuvojit Nath (UNU-FLORES)).

    The Citizen Science SDG Conference is an official event of Germany’s 2020 EU Council presidency. It presents, evaluates, and discusses the exciting contributions that citizen science makes in framing and achieving sustainable development, specifically the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference brings together expertise from policymakers, institutional and citizen scientists, economists, NGOs, and civil society to implement mechanisms and processes for the transition towards a more sustainable future.

    It addresses topics around citizen science such as:

    • Citizen science for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, e.g., good health and well-being; quality education; life on land and below water
    • policy and scientific methodology of citizen science to implement the SDGs
    • the scientific benefit of citizen science networks and platforms and their impact on society

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