The COBWEB: Citizen Observatory Web project team are delighted to announce that booking is now open for theÂ “Citizens’ Observatories: Empowering European Society”, which is being organised by the European Commission, in collaboration with the five Citizens’ Observatories projects including COBWEB. The event will take place at the Management Centre Europe, Â in Brussels, on 4th December 2014.
This one day conference will look at the role and opportunities for active citizen participation in environmental monitoring and policy making. The event will provide opportunities to engage with experts and practitioners working across a range of European citizen science initiatives and policy making bodies, and to find out more about the work of the five Citizensâ€™ Observatory EU-funded projects, with a poster exhibition and live demos of the applications and sensors they have developed.
The Citizens’ Observatories Projects, Citclops, CITI-SENSE, COBWEB, Omniscientis andWeSenseIt, are five EU-funded research projects which aim at developing novel technologies and applications in the domain of Earth Observation, trying to exploit the capabilities offered by portable devices (smartphones, tablets or microsensors), to enable an effective participation by citizens in environmental stewardship based on broad stakeholder and user involvement in support of both community and policy priorities.
More details about this event can be found in our flyer and agenda, here.Â
PleaseÂ register by 30th November 2014 if you would like to attend. There are no registration fees for this event and all are welcome. Please do pass on to any contacts or colleagues who may be interested in attending -Â we are particularly keen to engageÂ with policy makers, and with those interested in the use of citizen science projects and data as part of citizen empowerment and environmental policy making, at this event.Â
The registration website, including the agenda and some additional information about the event, can be found here:Â http://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/CitObsEES2014