COBWEB to chair workshop at 1st ECSA Conference

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COBWEB will be attending and chairing a workshop at the first European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) conference being held in Berlin this May 19th-21st. The ECSA conference aims at policy makers, science funders, scientists, practitioners in the field of citizen science, non-governmental organisations, and interested citizens. A trans-disciplinary conference, it will highlight, demonstrate and debate the innovation potential of citizen science for science, society and policy, and its role within open science and innovation.

COBWEB’s workshop ‘Data, metadata, quality and visualisation of citizen science data’ will be chaired by Dr Jamie Williams CSci (Environment Systems, UK), with Dr Suvodeep Mazumdar (University of Sheffield, UK), and Dr Arne J. Berre (SINTEF, Norway). 

The session will focus on “Tools, technologies and applications in Citizen Science” from the user perspective – with a focus on acquisition of observation data through sensors and apps. Taking into consideration the observations themselves and how they are stored, shared, processed and visualised. This session will discuss various elements of data, metadata, quality and visualisation of citizen science data.

A panel discussion will focus on these challenges and opportunities with the participation of the audience. A set of questions can be posted (via Twitter with a pre-determined hashtag) to the panel while the session is ongoing, which will also be included in the panel discussions.

More information on the workshop is provided on our events page: 

More information on ECSA and the conference can be found at



Thursday, April 28, 2016 – 12:45

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