'Extreme' Citizen Science - ExCiteS

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Civil Environmental and Geomatic Eng

Abstract

Citizen Science - the participation of amateurs, volunteers and enthusiasts in scientific projects - is not new, given activities such as the Christmas Bird Watch or the British Trust for Ornithology Survey, in which volunteers observe birds and report to a national repository. Such projects date back to the early 20th century, and many of the temperature records used in climate modelling today have been collected by amateur enthusiasts operating their own weather stations. Over the past decade, Web 2.0 technologies have led to the proliferation of Citizen Science activities, from SETI@Home, where people volunteer their unused computer processing power, to Galaxy Zoo, where amateur astronomers suggest interpretations of images from the Hubble telescope, to the Pepys Estate in Deptford, London, where residents carried out community noise monitoring for six weeks to challenge the activities of a local scrapyard operator. However, the current range of Citizen Science projects is limited in several respects. First, in most instances the participants are trusted only as passive participants (by donating CPU cycles), or as active participants, but limited to basic observation and data collection. They do not participate in problem definition or in the scientific analysis itself. Second, there is an implicit assumption that participants will have a relatively advanced level of education. Third, and largely because of the educational requirements, Citizen Science occurs mostly in affluent places, and therefore most of the places that are critical for encouraging biodiversity conservation, and where population growth is most rapid, are effectively excluded. This proposal challenges this current mode of Citizen Science by suggesting the establishment of an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on 'Extreme' Citizen Science (ExCiteS). ExCiteS is extreme in three ways: first, it aims to develop the theories and methodologies to allow any community to start a Citizen Science project that will deal with the issues that concern them - from biodiversity to food production; second, it will provide a set of tools that can be used by any user, regardless of their level of literacy, to collect, analyse and act on information by using established scientific methods; finally, it aims to use the methodologies of Citizen Science around the globe, by developing a technology, through collaborative activities, that can involve communities from housing estates in London to hunter-gatherers and forest villagers in the Congo Basin. The underlying technology is aimed to be universal and to provide the foundations for many other projects and activities. The technology that will be developed will rely on spatial and geographical representations of information. The reason for focusing on this mode of representation is that, as a form of human communication, geographical representations predate text, and are likely to be accessible by many people with limited reading and technology literacy.ExCiteS has the transformative potential to deal with some of the major sustainability challenges involved in using science and Information and Communication Technologies in a hot (due to climate change), flat (due to globalisation) and crowded (due to population increase) world, by creating tools that will help communities understand their environment as it changes, and manage it by using scientific modelling and management methods. The proposal focuses not only on the development of ExCiteS as a practice, but, significantly, on developing a fundamental understanding of Citizen Science by studying the motivation of participants and their incentives, identifying patterns of data collection, and dealing with the uncertainty and validity of data collected in this way.

Planned Impact

The proposed research is speculative by nature, and the impact outcomes that are listed here will materialise both through the activities of the ExCiteS research group during the funding period, and through follow-up studies and research projects that will emerge from the ideas generated by the group. Through careful dissemination activities, the proposed research can have a significant impact in the areas of technology development, public engagement in engineering and science projects, and by enhancing the abilities of the public sector and civic society in dealing with sustainability challenges. Finally, there is also a significant potential for commercialisation. In technological development, the research will lead to new core technology that can be applied in many contexts. The demands for this core technology to implement 'universal usability' (Shneiderman, 2000) and the use of inexpensive computing and sensors, mean that it will be a suitable platform for many practical projects that will provide an engineering solution to some urgent challenges, such as replacing the network of expensive noise monitoring stations around an airport with citizens monitoring by using their mobile phones, or supporting precision agriculture by non-literate farmers. Another important contribution of the proposed activities is the development of new knowledge and the generation of new research ideas about Citizen Science and its applications. This will foster new links within and outside academia, which will lead to the creation of new knowledge and, in the long run, to new procedures, processes and tools. The research will contribute to knowledge transfer and interaction between researchers and marginalised communities in the process of shaping research activities. The importance of developing such a methodology is that it can be used in dealing with other socio-technical challenges where such engagement is required. Increased engagement can also lead to a higher level of participation in decision-making processes, with wider societal implications. The research will contribute to the techniques that can be used by civic society organisations (such as local organisations and environmental NGOs) in gathering environmental evidence through scientific methods. Such evidence can be used to change behaviour, or lead to local decision-making and actions to change local conditions. Knowledge transfer between the academic disciplines that are involved in the research and practitioners and communities is integrated through dissemination activities. These will include electronic means such as websites, blogs, and short videos; and also through face-to-face activities, such as an annual Citizen Science gathering. Further activities will be developed through UCL's Public Engagement Unit. Further knowledge transfer and the commercialisation of the core technological platform, or a package that includes sensors, software and visualisation devices, will be considered towards the end of the grant, in years 4 and 5. We will also work closely with technology companies to increase the use of the 'Extreme' Citizen Science platform across the world. In addition to these relatively traditional means of dissemination, the methodologies and techniques that will be developed will be disseminated by 'Mapping for Change', a social enterprise owned jointly by UCL and the charity London 21 Sustainability Network, which was created to transfer such knowledge to other third-sector organisations, civic society and the public sector. The research group will contribute to the development of skills, by training early career researchers in cross-disciplinary research, and in the use of 'Extreme' Citizen Science to solve real-world problems. It is anticipated that this knowledge will profoundly influence the directions of their future careers.
 
Title Baaka, the fallen kings of the forest 
Description A documentary film which showcases the use of Sapelli developed by the ExCiteS team (around 6:30 minutes into the film) Produced by the France 24 Observers in collaboration with ExCiteS team memebr Gill Conquest 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Increased awareness of the Sapelli technology available to address poaching and conservation issues amongst illiterate communities. 
URL http://www.france24.com/en/observers-direct/20160604-baaka-pygmies-fight-survival-threatened-people
 
Title Citizen Cyberscience Nightmare Wall 
Description An artwork created by Slade School Student Leni Dothan during the 3rd Citizen Cyberspace Summit, with pieces of citizen cyberscience embedded in concrete with a reliquary. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Discussion stimulant during the conference. Collaboration between art and science institutions (Slade School of Art and UCL) 
URL http://cybersciencesummit.org/
 
Description The core objective of this project was the creation and the development of a research group that focuses on 'Extreme' Citizen Science (ExCiteS) - the theory, methodologies, techniques and tools that are needed to allow any community to start its own bottom-up citizen science activity, regardless of the level of literacy of the users. The group was established with over 15 members and it is now recognised as one of the leading groups in the area of citizen science (the participation of people from all walks of life to participate in scientific projects)

We have achieved most of the objectives of the proposal:

We have developed the theoretical and methodological framework for ExCiteS activities, including how they fit into social and cultural practices, what role they play in sustainability practices, how to ensure the quality of the data, analysis, and interpretation, and how to design, implement and run such activities successfully and with long lasting outcomes. This have been published in academic publications, in blog posts, and communicate through presentations and talks, some of them are available on video.

We have progressed towards the development of the core technology platform for 'Extreme' Citizen Science projects that is suitable for operation by non-literate users and provides visualisations that are clear and understandable to them. As spatial representations exist in every culture on earth, the technology will be based on mapping and spatial information. The technology will be developed in an Open Source framework, to encourage utilisation and innovation by as many participants as possible. The tools that we have developed include Sapelli, GeoKey, and prototypes of visualisation tools that run on tablet computers.

We have also made progress in the development of the science of Citizen Science, exploring the significant scientific questions that arise from mass observations, including the identification of the universal and culturally specific characteristics of Citizen Science collected data, such as patterns of geographic and temporal coverage. We have done that through the studying of citizen science datasets and publications of the analysis of the patterns that can be identified in the data. In addition, we looked at issues such as the motivations and incentives of participants, development of error models for the data collected, etc.

We have dedicated effort to understand of the ethical, social and cultural dimensions of large-scale Citizen Science activities and linking them to social science theories about social capital and voluntarism, and to philosophical theories on ethics and science. A number of academic papers and several blog posts are dedicated to these issues.

We also progressed with the development of an impact evaluation framework for Citizen Science projects that can be used for the design, implementation, and development of new Citizen Science activities.

We have achieved a range of case studies and demonstrator projects in which the ExCiteS platform is used. In particular, with forest communities in the Congo Basin and with several communities in London especially around air quality and noise pollution. These case studies have led to specific research proposals that use the ExCiteS approach to providing engineering solutions to specific problems, such as environmental monitoring to provide forest communities.

We have run numerous outreach and engagement activities, including 2 Citizen Cyberscience Summits that brought academics, practitioners, and community members who are interested in Citizen Science to share knowledge about the use of different tools and techniques, celebrate successful applications of Citizen Science and advance the knowledge in the field. Part of these meetings was dedicated to an unconference meeting, where participants give impromptu presentations; We developed links with laboratories and research centres around the world that are interested in Citizen Science through an exchange programme for students and staff; We have host visiting scholars specialising in Citizen Science from the US, Canada, China, Brazil, Italy, and France.
Exploitation Route We have shared the tools and information that is emerging from our project in an open access or open source, enabling others to use them in any way they wish. Our findings are already being cited in various papers as an approach that is useful for various research areas. The software is already been adopted to the use of several NGOs and we have seen joint projects with them to use the technologies further.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment

URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites
 
Description In the past year, the research was used in a policy briefing for the European Commission, in a short policy report by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and in articles that refer to the water problems in Flint, Michigan in the US. It was also gaining recognition in media reports and other activities. It also supported the development of a US crowdsourcing and citizen science bill that was passed at the end of 2016. The technologies have been tested in projects in Malta, Israel, and Spain. In addition, they were trialled in Cameroon, Congo, and Namibia
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Lead consultant in study and subsequent report about VGI use in Government, commissioned by World Bank GFDRR
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Enabled more efficient use of technology
 
Description Report for the US Woodrow Wilson Center
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/citizen-science-and-policy-european-perspective
 
Description US Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science in Competes Act - providing information that was used to inform its development
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Citizen Cyberlab
Amount £519,791 (GBP)
Funding ID 317705 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Development of an open source smart phone application to facilitate participatory forest management and real time monitoring in the Republic of Congo
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Forests Monitor 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2012 
End 02/2013
 
Description EU FP7
Amount € 3,400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 317705 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2012 
End 11/2015
 
Description Forest Peoples Programme
Amount € 30,000 (EUR)
Organisation Forest Peoples Programme 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 01/2014
 
Description Horizon 2020 WeGovNow! project
Amount € 348,750 (EUR)
Funding ID 693514 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2019
 
Description Horizon2020 Excellent Science
Amount € 2,562,800 (EUR)
Funding ID 694767 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2021
 
Description NERC Public Engagament
Amount £59,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Public Engagement Pilot 2016_071 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description UCL Inclusion Award - Science has no Borders/Environmental Monitoring Using Community Knowledge
Amount £31,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Funded by UCL from EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship awards to UCL 2011-12, Grant References EP/J501396/1 & EP/K503459/1 
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Clean Up London Air 
Organisation Clean Air For London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In association with Mapping for Change we have provided local communities across London with the tools and methods to enable them to collect data on local air quality.
Collaborator Contribution Financial support
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2013
 
Description Congolais Industrie de Bois (CIB) 
Organisation Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB)
Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Providing the Sapelli software for Mapping Indigenous peoples resources and monitoring their relations with the company.
Collaborator Contribution In country logistical support.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2014
 
Description Congolais Industrie de Bois (CIB) 
Organisation Wildlife Conservation Society
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Providing the Sapelli software for Mapping Indigenous peoples resources and monitoring their relations with the company.
Collaborator Contribution In country logistical support.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2014
 
Description Development of a mobile based application to facilitate participatory forest projects 
Organisation Forest Peoples Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution To develop prototypes to support work currently being undertaken by the FPP in various parts of Africa. A suite of mobile-based applications ('Apps') and web based tools will be developed to support on-going monitoring and information sharing requirements identified by the FPP on behalf of various end users and projects.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge of the specific requirement of the EU monitoring process, the specific requirements of the operation in their area and projects.
Impact tbc
Start Year 2013
 
Description Development of an open source smart phone application to facilitate participatory forest management and real time monitoring in the Republic of Congo 
Organisation Forests Monitor
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The project involves the development of a prototype data collection tool for non-literate users, including transmission of the information collected via SMS and visualisation of the information over maps. A demonstration of the prototype will be provided in the UK. Provide an additional case study for the technology that we are developing for hunter-gatherers in Congo.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Forest Peoples Programme 
Organisation Circle of Support for the Sustainable Management of Forests (CAGDF)
Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution implementation of ExCiteS technologies and methodologies in a project to enable local communities to monitor logging company compliance with national laws. Research into effectiveness of the above mentioned technologies and methodologies to enable local people to claim rights and participate in forest management processes. The Sapelli team made a series of extensions to the Sapelli software (soon to be released as part of Sapelli v2.0) including: support for textual data input widgets (texboxes, checkboxes, list selections), multi-form projects, many-to-one relationships between forms, ability to edit form records after creation, seamless integration of text-free and textual survey components, etc.
Collaborator Contribution WRI is providing funding to pilot this project in logging concessions in the south of the Republic of the Congo. CAGDF will manage the implementation of the project on the ground. Provision of requirements for new Sapelli use cases
Impact Outputs include: a broadening of our vision on what a versatile mobile data collection tool can and should enable different types of users/roles to do. Opportunities for additional future take up of Sapelli with lesser (or without) direct involvement of UCL ExCiteS. New thinking on how to leveraging old ICT concepts such as linked forms/database tables in low (ICT-)literacy environments. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary and also spans the divide between academia and practitioners. In summary we believe that for UCL ExCiteS the FPP collaboration has been and is a driver for the design and development of Sapelli and the associated data collection methodologies.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Forest Peoples Programme 
Organisation World Resources Institute
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution implementation of ExCiteS technologies and methodologies in a project to enable local communities to monitor logging company compliance with national laws. Research into effectiveness of the above mentioned technologies and methodologies to enable local people to claim rights and participate in forest management processes. The Sapelli team made a series of extensions to the Sapelli software (soon to be released as part of Sapelli v2.0) including: support for textual data input widgets (texboxes, checkboxes, list selections), multi-form projects, many-to-one relationships between forms, ability to edit form records after creation, seamless integration of text-free and textual survey components, etc.
Collaborator Contribution WRI is providing funding to pilot this project in logging concessions in the south of the Republic of the Congo. CAGDF will manage the implementation of the project on the ground. Provision of requirements for new Sapelli use cases
Impact Outputs include: a broadening of our vision on what a versatile mobile data collection tool can and should enable different types of users/roles to do. Opportunities for additional future take up of Sapelli with lesser (or without) direct involvement of UCL ExCiteS. New thinking on how to leveraging old ICT concepts such as linked forms/database tables in low (ICT-)literacy environments. The collaboration is multi-disciplinary and also spans the divide between academia and practitioners. In summary we believe that for UCL ExCiteS the FPP collaboration has been and is a driver for the design and development of Sapelli and the associated data collection methodologies.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Science in the City 
Organisation City of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In association with Mapping for Change we have supported residents within the city to collect data on local air quality using a variety of different methodologies. We have provided different visualizations for data captured and analysed the data to identify local pollution hot spots.
Collaborator Contribution Financial contribution and supplied equipment.
Impact Documentary video about the project. Before and after surveys. Map of results. To date, 105 residents have been involved in the Barbican project, with 50 residents taking responsibility for hosting a diffusion tube and managing monthly changeovers for the period of a year. Over 50% of the residents said that they would change their walking routes as a result of the research; 85% reported that they felt more aware of some of the legal and technical aspects of air quality and 90% reported an improved understanding of the health impacts of air quality in London.
Start Year 2013
 
Title Sapelli 
Description Sapelli is a mobile data collection and sharing platform designed with a specific focus on non-literate and illiterate users with little or no prior ICT experience. It supports the creation of surveys (called "projects"), composed of one or more forms. Forms can be entirely text-free, using the concept of pictorial decision trees, or have a more conventional appearance consisting of standard UI widgets. Sapelli supports data exchange using a highly efficient protocol that can work across SMS and HTTP. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2013 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The Sapelli platform has been field tested in different scenarios from semi-literate and non-literate forest communities in the Republic of the Congo, using the software to collect evidence on illegal logging and poaching to communities of participants on wheelchairs in London to capture everyday obstacles. The primary reasons for using Sapelli were: - The ability to create completely text-free, hierarchical interfaces as well as more conventional textual forms. - The option to transmit data in situations where network connectivity is unstable, slow or expensive. 
URL https://github.com/ExCiteS/Sapelli
 
Title Sapelli Adaptation to Support ClientEarth 
Description Client Earth adaptation of the Saepelli app to handle HTML files so it can be used to navigate legal documents about logging. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Lawyers able to navigate legal documents leading to more effective prosecution of illegal logging activities 
 
Description 'Le Cri Pour Le Planet COP 21' Workshop in Paris - Follow up event to 2015 Climate Change Summit. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop showcasing Sapelli technology in Amazon rainforest amongst Ashaninka people and raising awareness of its possible other uses amongst illiterate people worldwide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.espacekrajcberg.com/le-cri-pour-la-planete-cop21
 
Description 12th International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Better understanding of current issues in the field site

Meeting with academics working in the Brazilian Amazon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.brasa.org/Home/ConferenceInfo
 
Description 3rd London Citizen Cyberscience Summit (February 20-22, 2014; London, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cybersciencesummit.org
 
Description A Global Village 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public.

ExCiteS work was presented to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aglobalvillage.org/journal/issue12/virtualcitizen/jennett/
 
Description ACM DEV 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

Networking with academics and NGO's operating in simliar areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://dev3.acmdev.org/
 
Description Active particpation in and contribution to International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring for the Management of Biodiversity and Natural Resources, Manus, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Promotion of Sapelli through posters, collaborations and surveys, sparking discussion as to potential application for monitoring various phenomena including climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.nordeco.dk/single-post/2014/09/29/Brazil-Hosts-LargestEver-Meeting-on-Community-Monitori...
 
Description Annual International Conference at the Royal Geographic Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public, audience was encouraged to participate.

ExCiteS work was presented to the public, networking with academics and professionals operating in similar areas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/4DD043D4-2DB2-40C4-92B1-EE13849DF8D5/0/AC2013.pdf
 
Description Arctic Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact ExCites work was presented, audience was encouraged to contribute.

ExCiteS work was presented to policy makers and professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://arcticcircle.org
 
Description Arduino mobile Application Workshop at STEM Summer Camp -Llisagvik College, Barrow, Alaska 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public, audience was encouraged to contribute.

ExCiteS work was presented to high school students from Alaska
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2014
URL http://www.ilisagvik.edu/2014-summer-camps/
 
Description Blog post by Gillian Conquest, PhD student: Anthropological Visions of Sustainable Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post highlighting the relevance of anthropology to sustainability. A summary of two-day conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://uclcaos.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/anthropological-visions-of-sustainable-futures-12-14-feb-20...
 
Description Blog: Uncharted Territories | Anthropology, development, conservation and geekery 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog aims by the author (Gill Conquest): I'm an anthropologist/geek hybrid, studying for a PhD at UCL on the process of making digital mapping technologies with and for indigenous hunter-gatherers in the Congo and elsewhere. I blog about anthropology, environment, tech and storytelling and occasionally get a bit creative with words and paints and cameras and things.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://gillconquest.co.uk/
 
Description Bloomsbury Festival - Speaker at UCL Ideas Salon. Invited by UCL Public Engagement Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Raising awareness to general public of citizen science and associated technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description British Council Cubed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on Extreme Citizen Science. Increased hits to website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.britishcouncil.org/cubed/people-places/extreme-citizen-science
 
Description British Hydrological Society, London, UK, 20th March 2014. Talk: Extreme Citizen Science: One spectrum of citizen science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of ExCiteS Activities and technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Building Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Haklay talk on participatory mapping and mapping for change social enterprise. Request for information on participatory mapping
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/events/from-mapping-to-making
 
Description CEGE 2nd Annual Festival of Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We presented Excites work and encouraged audience participation.

Presenting ExCiteS work on Catapult satellite specialists and discussed collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.catapult.org.uk/
 
Description Challenges Of multidisciplinarity in Socio-Environmental Research - CLOSER, KCL, London: Doctoral tarining talk on the space and place of indigenous and riverine peoples in the national state 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation of case studies focusing on the identification of strategies that can foster sustainable development in the Brazilian Amazon through promoting maintenance of biodiversity, while supporting socio-economic development, including the technology available to support non-illiterate people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/kbi/NewsandEvents/CLOSER-Doctoral-Training-2015.aspx
 
Description Chico Vive Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Excites work was presented to the public and audience were asked to participate.

Networking with community leaders involved in environmental protection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.chicovive.org/about
 
Description Christian Science Monitor Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about citizen science that mentions the work of the group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2016/0129/Citizen-science-can-empowe...
 
Description Citizen Cyberscience Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participants were informed about adapting our software to their needs

Gathered ideas an opinions from possible end-users of the software we're developing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cybersciencesummit.org/
 
Description Citizen Science 2015 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of ExCiteS work on London's environmental citizen science activities to about 100 amomgst researchers, educators, and community citizen science practitioners. The presentation sparked questions and an interesting discussion afterwards.

A member of the audience suggested a potential target group for the outcomes of the research presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://citizenscienceassociation.org/conference/citizen-science-2015/
 
Description Citizen Science 2015 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of ExCiteS work to about 100 researchers, educators, technology specialists and community citizen science practitioners. The presentation sparked questions and an interesting discussion afterwards.

Networking with academics and practicioners working in similar areas, discussion about the common challenges we are facing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://citizenscienceassociation.org/conference/citizen-science-2015/
 
Description Citizen Science Association Conference - workshop, San Jose, California 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop engaged practitioners in an open discusion about their Citizen Science practices, challenges, opportunities, and the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://citizenscienceassociation.org/conference/citizen-science-2015/
 
Description Citizen Science Association Conference, San Jose, California 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gianfranco Gliozzo co-authored and presented a talk describing an innovative way to use citizen science data. The work authored by 7 individual connected three research institutions and one environmental data record centre. After the presentation several answers were given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://citizenscienceassociation.org/conference/citizen-science-2015/
 
Description Citizen Science: Why is it so good? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Like citizen journalism, citizen science is changing the world we live in for the better. But unlike citizen journalism, citizen science isn't getting the recognition it deserves. We held a discussion to draw attention to the amazing people carrying out experiments in their bedrooms and discovering new planets on their lunch breaks.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apqEG0jF-8M.

Increased requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apqEG0jF-8M
 
Description Conference on Standards and Recommendations for Citizen Science, Zurich - Invited keynote speaker on 'Citizen Science' and panel participation by the conference organiser [Daniel Wyler] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day workshop to produce Standards and Recommendations for Citizen Science - key speaker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/biol/imsb/imsb-dam/events/citizenscience_data/...
 
Description Could Cambridge be a Smart City? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discusssion about Smart Cities

Public discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Countdown 2030 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several members of the group presented in a session dedicated to citizen science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-governance/ggi-news/countdown2030
 
Description Crowdsourcing and Participatory Data-gathering - A Digital Methods Development Workshop, University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description DEV4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://dev4.acmdev.org/
 
Description Daily Mail Mention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inclusion of award winning image from EPSRC competition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2592874/Have-heard-one-stand-comic-robot-won-photography-pri...
 
Description Digital Anthropology Practical 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 10 digital anthropology MsC students attended a talk and practical exercise centring on Excites Sapelli tool.

The class asked many intelligent questions and helped test the latest Sapelli beta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EASST Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact PhD research presented

Academic Impacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.easst.umk.pl/
 
Description EU INSPIRE Conference - Invited plenary panel speaker 'Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science & Inspire' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dissemination concerning the importance of citizen science data in policy making plus enabling ExCiteS technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/events/conferences/inspire_2014/pdfs/plenaries/INSPIRE_conference_-_Hakl...
 
Description Emerging ICT for Citizens Veillance Theoretical and Practical Insights 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

Requests for further information about participation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Esri Education user conference - invited keynote speaker on 'Citizen Science & Geographical Technologies: creativity, learning, and engagement' b 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ExCiteS dissemination talk, focusing on citizen science vs extreme citizen science and the way geographical technologies contribute to creativity and learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://povesham.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/esri-education-user-conference-talk-citizen-science-geogra...
 
Description European Citizen Science Association Conference - invited keynote speaker on 'Participatory [Citizen] Science' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote address on ExCiteS participatory science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description European Environment Agency - EPA Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Haklay facilitator in the 'Citizen Science task group' workshop. Shaping EPA network approach to Citizen Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Environment Agency, EPA Network - Invited speaker and facilitator in the workshop of the 'Citizen Science Task Group Workshop' by the network coordinator, Maleene Bruun [EEA] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EEA task group on citizen science - expert panel member
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Eye on Earth Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Haklay presented in a keynote session. Further request to work with technologies developed in the group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iisd.ca/eoesummit/2015/
 
Description Eye on Earth Summit, AGEDI/UNEP/GEO/WRI/IUCN - Invited plenary speaker on 'Extreme Citizen Science - bridging local & global' by the event organisers. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary talk at major international conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Eye on Earth user conference, Dublin March 2013 - Invited speaker on 'From public access to environmental information to citizen science' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of ExCiteS group activities and supporting technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description FIG Commission 3 and 7 Annual Meeting - Keynote on Technology and Citizen Science/Crowd Sourcing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar 'VGI and Citizen Science: what we know and what next?' By Prof Haklay
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://agiscotland.org.uk/2015/01/12/eeoagi-scotland-seminar-vgi-and-citizen-science-what-we-know-a...
 
Description FOSS4G-E 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Practitioners showed general interest

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://foss4g-e.org/
 
Description FPP CBMIS seminar, organised by Forest Peoples Programme (Moreton-in-Marsh, England, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GEO: Geography and the Environmental Journal Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post on Being philosophical about crowdsourced geographic information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://blog.geographyandenvironment.com/2015/10/12/being-philosophical-about-crowdsourced-geographi...
 
Description GIS Research UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

Networking with academics and NGO's operating in similar areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://liverpool.gisruk.org/
 
Description Geomob LDN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Practitioners showed general interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://lanyrd.com/2014/geomob-may/
 
Description Geospatial Seminars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Excites work was presented to the public and the audience were encouraged to participate.

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Haklay facilitator in the 'Citizen Science and its science Policy impact' workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ecsa.citizen-science.net/Citizen%20Science%20and%20its%20science-policy%20impact
 
Description Giving Time (ESPRC project) final seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Haklay presented 'Extreme Citizen Science: the socio-political potential of citizen science'. Further contacts from Practitioners to work on projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://localneighbourhood.org/giving-time-event-presentations-links-and-resources
 
Description Global Canopy Programme, Xapuri, Brazil - talk : Why and how to expand the use & impact of community monitoring in the Amazon? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dissemination of use of Sapelli within illiterate people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Global Environmental Outlook 6 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Participation of Prof Haklay in the GEO6 as Global Contributor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Huffington Post Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about mobile technology that highlights the importance of the group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suren-ramasubbu/why-we-should-worry-about_1_b_8198690.html
 
Description Hunter-gatherer citizen science in the congo basin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jerome Lewis knew that the best group to help campaign against the loggers and poachers encroaching on the Bayaka Pygmy resources and important cultural sites were the tribespeople themselves. Listen to how he and his team equipped entire tribes with handheld computers and an intuitive geo-tagging app for marking preservation sites and reporting criminal activity -- giving them a voice in their own protection for the first time



http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxUCL-JEROME-LEWIS-Extreme-Ci.

Requests for more information after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxUCL-JEROME-LEWIS-Extreme-Ci
 
Description I Science Magazine radio podcast: Interview with Muki Haklay 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Radio broadcast about citizen science, including mention of extreme citizen science / working with indigenous groups (around 3 minutes into the talk) Broadcast live on ICL radio and then added to their website as a podcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://isciencemag.co.uk/gallery/iscience-interviews-excites/
 
Description ICTD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ictdconference.org/
 
Description ICTD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Excites work was presented, audience was encouraged to contribute.

ExCiteS work was presented to the academics and professionals working on ICTD issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ictdconference.org
 
Description IIED visual working paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mapping for Food Safety visual working paper, including interview with Prof Haklay.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iied.org/mapping-for-food-safety
 
Description ITC: PGIS Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

Networking with academics and NGO's operating in simliar areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.itc.nl/Pub/Events-Conferences/2013/2013-June/Participatory-GIS-Symposium.html
 
Description Institute of Global Prosperity (UCL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Haklay gave a seminar 'Extreme Citzien Science'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.igp.ucl.ac.uk/igp-events-pub/muki-haklay-extreme-citizen-science
 
Description International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring for the Management of Biodiversity and Natural Resources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Better understanding of participatory approaches for community monitoring initiatives

Networking with NGO's and community representatives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.simpar2014.eco.br/en/home/
 
Description Invited talk given at the National Environmental Crime Conference (NECC), Nov 2013: The use of apps to record illegal logging and poaching 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National Environmental Crime Conference is an international platform bringing together industry and academic expertise with practitioners and policymakers to discuss a range of current and future problems such as wildlife crime, industrial pollution and illegal waste disposal. The talk included the use of Sapelli in recording illegal logging activities in the Congo Basin and the demands of timely, accurate data collection by illiterate people, combined with political and environmental challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/jdi/events/enviro-crime-conf/enviro-crimecurrent
 
Description L'Expres Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about "Les scientifiques du dimanche font progresser la recherche". Access to blog and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/sciences/les-scientifiques-du-dimanche-font-progresser-la-recherche...
 
Description Liberation (Online Magazine) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.liberation.fr/economie/2014/09/07/arduino-open-puce_1095439
 
Description Making London Nature Smart 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Haklay presentation on 'it's about people and technology'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.naturesmartlondon.org/making-london-nature-smart-symposium.html
 
Description Making London Nature Smart 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gianfranco Gliozzo co-authored and proposed a poster describing two ways to analyze crowdsourced data to infer cultural ecosystem services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.naturesmartlondon.org/making-london-nature-smart-symposium.html
 
Description Mapping Cultures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60 members of the public attended a talk and workshop as part of the royal anthropological Institutes Mapping Cultures Day at the Horniman Museum.

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Mapping Cultures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

Presenting ExCiteS work to professionals and to the public that led to an increased interest for information and participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.therai.org.uk/events-calendar/past-events/eventdetail/237/-/mapping-cultures
 
Description Mapping Cultures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60 members of the public attended a talk and participated in a mapping activity organised as part of the Royal Anthropological Institutes Mapping Cultures day at the Horniman Museum.

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.therai.org.uk/events-calendar/eventdetail/237/-/mapping-cultures
 
Description Meorot - Israeli Sci-Fi & Fantasi conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Haklay run a half day workshop on citizen science. Further requests for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/casa/news/2015-12-14-jerusalem
 
Description Moziall Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute.

ExCiteS work was presented to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://2014.mozillafestival.org
 
Description Moziall Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute.

ExCiteS work was presented to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://2014.mozillafestival.org
 
Description NOMAD Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Various humanitarian NGOs attended the workshop to get an insight on available tools for data collection in areas of crisis

requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://humanitarian-nomad.org/workshop-2013/
 
Description National Environmental Crime Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interest was shown by professionals and working in a related fields

Presenting ExCiteS work to academics and professionals working on the topic of environmental crime
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/jdi/events/enviro-crime-conf/enviro-crimecurrent
 
Description Neue Zürcher Zeitung article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about "Die Entdeckung der Amateure"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/die-entdeckung-der-amateure-1.18656337
 
Description Opportunities and Challenges for Extreme Citizen Science in the rainforest: Field trials and future plans. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk given at the Citizen CyberScience Summit, Feb 20-22 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://lanyrd.com/2014/citizen-cyberscience-summit/schedule/?day=feb-20&fullscreen=1&view=grid
 
Description Ordnance Survey Workshop - Presenting Geographic Information 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Workshop sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Exchange information and views on geographic visualisation with adademics and professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Over the Air 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to the public. Audience was encouraged to contribute

Presenting ExCiteS work on professionals and to the public that led to an increased interest for information and participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://lanyrd.com/2013/overtheair/
 
Description Oxford Symposium on Biodiversity Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to academics, audience was encouraged to contribute

Networking with academics operating in similar areas, ExCiteS work was presented to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.biodiversity.ox.ac.uk/events/biosymposium/
 
Description Oxford University, Martin School - Invited speaker 'Beyond the screen: the power and beauty of 'bottom-up' citizen science projects' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar explaining how 'bottom-up' citizen science has evolved to enable communities to tackle the issues most important to them, ranging from fighting for better air quality in London to monitoring illegal logging in the Congo Basin. Also available online as a youtube video
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/201405_Extreme_Citizen_Science
 
Description SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition Colloquium / IQN Video Conference, University of Bremen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/en/news-events/news-events/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1191&cHash...
 
Description SXSW Eco - Invited speaker on 'Citizen Science for real-time and local models' by Cynthia Conner [British Consulate-General, Houston] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Raising awareness of ExCiteS group work and the possible applictaions of its technology; SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, policy makers, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive social, economic and environmental change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Science by everyone for everyone 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The re-emergencce of Citizen Science - a public talk at UCL lunch hour lecture programme. About 100 people attended, and since then >1000 watched it online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IImR0JUk5yw.

Questions and contact emails about citizen science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IImR0JUk5yw
 
Description Scientific American Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Haklay cited in a blog post 'Scientists Should Talk to the Public, but Also Listen'. Increased access to our blog and website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/scientists-should-talk-to-the-public-but-also-listen/
 
Description Sea Ice Group - University of Alaska Geophysical Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to academics. Audience was encouraged to participate.

ExCiteS work was presented to academics working in the Arctic and information and views were exchanged on geographic visualization
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2014
URL http://seaice.alaska.edu/gi
 
Description South/South Training in Community-Based MRV Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding of different technologies used for community-based monitoring

Understanding the functioning of different tools for CMRV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk Mapping Tools for Non-Literate Cultures, Royal Anthropological Institute's (RAI's) Mapping Cultures event at the Horniman Museum, London, Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Multidisciplinary workshop/conference brought together anthropologists, geographers, cartographers, archaeologists, linguists and digital media specialists to explore and discuss the interconnections between different mapping technologies, including Sapelli as a Geographic Information Systems for Non-literate Users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.therai.org.uk/events-calendar/eventdetail/237/-/mapping-cultures
 
Description Talk at In-house School of Training for the North Slope Borough 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCites work was presented to teachers and school directors in Arctic Alaska

Excites work was presented to academics working in the Arctic views and information exchanged on how to develop culturally relevant software
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nsbsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
 
Description Talk at In-house School of Training for the North Slope Borough 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact ExCites work was presented to teachers and school directors in Arctic Alaska

Excites work was presented to academics working in the Arctic views and information exchanged on how to develop culturally relevant software
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nsbsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
 
Description Talk in LERU/UZH seminar on citizen science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Haklay introduced citizen science to the meeting. Further discussion on League of European Research Universities policy paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.uzh.ch/dam/public/about/management/unileitung/delegierte/strategischeprojekte/CitizenScie...
 
Description Talk in Paris on 'What makes community-based monitoring work: the interactive workshop exploring approaches, Technologies and best practice' Forest COMPASS networking event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participants worked in small teams through a fun but challenging scenario and, in doing so, interrogated trade-offs between different participatory monitoring models. Enabled dissemination of Sapelli application and evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://globalcanopy.org/events/what-makes-community-based-forest-monitoring-work
 
Description Talk in the Martin School seminar series, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk Beyond the screen: the power and beauty of 'bottom-up' citizen science projects was recorded on video and was watched by almost 250 people

Further communication from people who are interested in the work of the ExCiteS group and linkage with organisations such as Global Canopy Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/1844
 
Description The Brilliant Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact ExCiteS work was presented to school children.

After the talk the school children showed interest and were asking more questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2013
URL http://www.thebrilliantclub.org/
 
Description The Ecologist Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article co-authored by Jerome Lewis "Indigenous Peoples destroyed for misguided 'conservation'"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2776725/indigenous_peoples_destroyed_for...
 
Description UCL Environment Institute Inaugural Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Interest was shown by academics working in a related fields

Networking with adademics involved in environmental protection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:yp5-haz974g2-ahferl/ucl-environment-institute-inaugural-annual-c...
 
Description UCL Lunch Hour Lecture - Invited speaker on 'Science for everyone by everyone - the re-emergence of citizen science' by the public engagement team of UCL. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dissemination of the ExCiteS group work and the progress of citizen science. Subsequent youtube screening has reached in excess of 1500 views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IImR0JUk5yw
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Haklay presentation on 'Citizen Science and Policy'. Working with UKEOF on policy approach to citizen science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK Environmental Observation Framework, Citizen Science Working Group - Invited speaker on 'Citizen Science and Policy - International Perspective' by the meeting coordinator, Natalie Clark [UKEOF] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKEOF citizen science working group m- expert panel member
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UNESCO WSIS+10 multi-stakeholders review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited speaker and chair of Technical Working Group 'Emerging Trends in E-Science: Citizen Science, Mobile technologies and ICTs' by Lidia Brito, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-building
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/wsis_10_event_outline.pdf
 
Description UNIGIS online u_Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar '[Geographic information | Citizen] science' by Prof Haklay
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UNIGS online u_Lecture - Invited speaker in UNIGIS webinar series on 'What geographic information science got to do with citizen science?' by the webinar coordinator, Graham Smith [MMU - UNIGIS] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Online lecture about GIS and citizen science - part of UNIGIS UK distance learning for postgraduate eductaion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description US EPA Advisory Board Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Haklay presented 'Community-led Citizen Science' and led discussion. Further requests for information on bottom up citizen science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description US EPA Advisory Board webinar - Invited speaker to the US National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology on 'Community-led citizen science: examples and frameworks' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact US EPA advisory board citizen science expert
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Oxford, Biodiversity Technologies - the Oxford Biodiversity Institute symposium - Invited speaker on 'The role of technology in extending Citizen Science to new groups and places' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination of ExCiteS technologies and experiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Université Paris Descartes, Jurnée Numérique - La Vie Connectée - Invited speaker 'Science for all : the possibilities of extreme citizen science' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dissemination talk about extreme citizen science and associated technologies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.parisdescartes.fr/Espace-presse/Journee-numerique-La-vie-connectee
 
Description Wherecamp Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Practitioners showed general interest

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://wherecamp.de/
 
Description Workshop Extreme Citizen Science: a bottom-up approach to tackling local issues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact South-South Community Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying (MRV) Training Workshop, Guyana. Presented the Sapelli toolkit for non-literate users for community-based monitoring, reporting and verification related to communication, transparency and stakeholder engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/cmrv_web.pdf
 
Description Workshop on Digital Technologies for Community Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities, Colombia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Every two years, The Access Initiative (TAI) members gather together to share experiences, teach and learn from each other and strengthen the community of practice that keeps TAI's network of over 220 civil society groups engaged and productive. The 2014 gathering included over 90 participants from 42 countries
The event was sponsored by four WRI programs (The Access Initiative, Global Forest Watch, the Governance of Forests Initiative and the Land and Resource Rights Program) as well as the Open Society Foundation. The conference was united under the theme "Using Information, Data and Technology to Protect Forests and Strengthen the Rights of Forest-Dependent Communities"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.accessinitiative.org/sites/default/files/2014_global_gathering_outcome_report.pdf