New Year, New Look!

The COBWEB website has been revitalised with new content and a fresh new look. With new content on our co-design projects, SWE4CitizenScience, and the Biosphere Reserves, there’s a wealth of new information about who we are and what COBWEB is all about. Check out the website and tell us what you think!

 2015 was a busy time for COBWEB:

September: COWEB attended the Wales Biodiversity Partnership conference and ran a workshop introducing delegates to the COBWEB project. Delegates were shown how to set up their own ‘citizen science’ survey to collect data, searched for butterflies around the Aberystwyth University Campus and recorded their observations on a mobile phone. More on this in our Newsletter out later this month.

October: COBWEB’s Inigo Simonis presented on SWE4CitizenScience (include link) European Citizen Science General Assembly (ECSA) in Barcelona .

November:  COBWEB attended Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Week in Mexico City. During GEO week Jamie Williams (Environment Systems) presented COBWEB in Open Geospatial Consortium and JRC’s a joint session on “apps for GEO”. 

COBWEB’s Chris Higgins (EDINA) and Jamie Williams (Environment Systems) with the Norwegian delegation to Mexico.

December: COWBEB’s Andreas Matheus (SECD) flew to Sydney for the Open Geospatial Consortium and presented on SWE4CitizenScience at the Citizens Observatory Ad hoc.

We also attended the British Ecological Society’s annual meeting in Edinburgh where the enthusiasm of delegates about our COBWEB project and how it could be implemented in the field was electric.


As we enter the fourth year of our project we’d like to welcome those of you who are joining this news list for the first time. We’d also like to thank those of you who have been following us from the start for your continued engagement and participation in our project.

This is shaping up to be an exciting year for COBWEB. We will be announcing all updates and events via our news feed to keep you all thoroughly up to date.

Happy 2016!


Monday, January 18, 2016 – 11:15

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