Program & Agenda

Session Schedule


003 People Power: The role of Citizen Scientists in aquatic science - global opportunities and perspectives

Studies of aquatic ecosystems can require large inputs of field data whose acquisition and analysis are often constrained by limited human resources. Collaborations between scientists and citizen scientists (CS) enable the collection and analysis of scientific data (crowdsourcing) at larger spatial and temporal scales than otherwise possible. If methodologically consistent and scientifically robust, high-resolution data acquired by CS allow scientists to address issues that are otherwise logistically or financially unfeasible. These interactions also provide important indirect benefits, as projects involving communities and citizen scientists are inclusive and generate more informed public discussions and public action. Throughout the world, novel and innovative CS projects are being developed with multiple objectives and varying success. While many of these are focused on small freshwater ecosystems (citizen limnologists), some projects have used marine observations (citizen oceanographers). This session will focus on presentations of novel approaches in the acquisition, integration, storage and analysis of CS data with a view towards creating consistent and shared methodologies and datasharing platforms. The session will also consider key lessons learned best practices and guidelines for people-powered aquatic research.

Session organizer(s)

Steven Loiselle, University of Siena - Earthwatch
loiselle@unisi.it

Paul Frost, Trent University
paulfrost@trentu.ca

Davi Gasparini Fernandes Cunha, University of Sao Paulo
davig@sc.usp.br

Yuchao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, NIGLAS
yczhang@niglas.ac.cn



Date: 2/25/2015

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Poster Presentations


Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall

33
Prat, N.; Rieradevall, M.; Fortuño, P.; RIU.NET, AN APP TO APPROACH THE CITIZENS TO THE RIVERS (Abstract ID:26754) P

34
Friedrichs, A.; Busch, J. A.; Van der Woerd, H. J.; John, C.; Zielinski, O.; MEASURING FLUORESCENCE BY MEANS OF SMARTPHONES WITH THE NEW CITCLOPS-APPLICATION (Abstract ID:27329) P

36
Bardají, R.; Simon, C.; Piera, J.; THE GREAT POTENTIAL OF KDUINO, A CITIZEN SCIENCE INSTRUMENT (Abstract ID:26557) P

37
Schnetzer, J.; Kopf, A.; Kottmann, R.; Bicak, M.; Kostadinov, I.; Glöckner, F. O.; MYOSD � THE CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT FOR THE OCEAN SAMPLING DAY (Abstract ID:26113) P


Date: 2/26/2015

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Oral Presentations


Location: Seminario 6-7 (Floor 1)

08:30
Loiselle, S. A.; Hall, C.; Baruch, A.; Bailey, N.; GREAT THINGS DONE BY A SERIES OF SMALL STEPS: RESULTS FROM THE FRESHWATER WATCH, A GLOBAL CITIZEN SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAMME (Abstract ID:26829) O

08:45
Thorpe, A. P.; Jones, J. R.; Obrecht, D. V.; LESS PHOSPHORUS, MORE ALGAE: LONG-TERM CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM MONITORS RESERVOIR BEFORE AND AFTER PHOSPHORUS REDUCTION (Abstract ID:27331) O

09:00
Cunha, D. G.; Marques, J. F.; Resende, J. C.; Falco, P. B.; URBAN RIVERS AND STREAMS MONITORING: CASE STUDY OF ENGAGEMENT OF BRAZILIAN CITIZEN SCIENTISTS (Abstract ID:25646) O

09:15
Frost, P. C.; DeSellas, A. M.; Jones, F. C.; Paterson, A. M.; Rusak, J. A.; WATER QUALITY MONITORING WITH CITIZEN SCIENTISTS IN ONTARIO, CANADA: DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO GETTING THE JOB DONE (Abstract ID:27501) O

09:30
RODRIGUEZ-ORTIZ, N. M.; Walteros-Rodríguez, J. M.; Ramos, C.; Ramírez , A.; PARTICIPATIVE BIOMONITORING IN LATIN AMERICA: NEW TOOLS AND OPPORTUNITIES (Abstract ID:26437) O

09:45
ZHANG, Y.; LI, J.; MA, R.; COMBINING CITIZEN SCIENCE AND LAND USE DATA TO IDENTIFY DRIVERS OF EUTROPHICATION IN THE HUANGPU RIVER SYSTEM (Abstract ID:25757) O

10:30
Hsueh, D. Y.; Farnham, D. J.; Gibson, R. A.; McGillis, W. R.; Zheng, Y.; Buchanan, R.; Eddowes, D.; Zain, N.; Loiselle, S.; Butkiewicz, L.;NYC URBAN WATER QUALITY: MONITORING THE FLOW OF CSOS WITH CITIZEN SCIENTISTS (Abstract ID:27684) O

10:45
Cigliano, J. A.; THE CONCH AND THE BARNACLE: LESSONS-LEARNED FROM TWO MARINE CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS (Abstract ID:27593) O

11:00
de Vargas, C.; Decelle, J.; Carmichael, M.; Le Bescot, N.; Berger, C.; Di Iorio, E.; Beaumont, C.; Troublé, R.; Karsenti, E.; Boss, E.;PLANKTON PLANET: SAIL FOR SCIENCE (Abstract ID:27527) O

11:15
Busch, J. A.; Bernard, E.; Ceccaroni, L.; Jeansou, E.; Piera, J.; Price, I.; Novoa, S.; Thijsse, P.; van der Woerd, H.; Wernand, M.;CITCLOPS: CITIZEN SCIENCE APPROACH TO CHARACTERISE PHYTOPLANKTON DYNAMICS IN THE EBRO DELTA, NW MEDITERRANEAN (Abstract ID:27314) O

11:30
Simon, C.; Bardají, R.; Piera, J.; ESTIMATING WATER TRANSPARENCY FROM CITIZEN SCIENCE UNDERWATER PICTURES (Abstract ID:25621) O

11:45
Branchini, S.; Meschini, M.; Covi, C.; Piccinetti, C.; Zaccanti, F.; Goffredo, S.; RECREATIONAL MARINE CITIZEN SCIENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION. (Abstract ID:25788) O