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Registration Opens For The Webinar Series Starting In May

COMPAIR is organising three online workshops to help cities unlock the value of citizen science.

Mark your calendars for May 8th, May 30th, and June 11th as our webinar series is about to start. Our experts and citizen science practitioners will be sharing results of their work and - more importantly - tips and advice that you won't find anywhere else. Definitely join if you want to

  • Learn about best practices gained from experience of doing citizen science in a real-world policy setting

  • Understand how to deal with common challenges related to stakeholder engagement, data quality, policy impact, and behavioral change

  • Find out about new citizen science tools pushing the boundaries of digital innovation

  • Get inspired to run your own citizen science initiative


See you on the first one.




🗓️ 8 May 2024 @ 11:00 - 12:15 CET

Inclusive, policy relevant citizen science for smart cities: lessons learned and good practices from 5 CS Labs

Citizen science – the involvement of the public in scientific research – is a form of social innovation where the power of the crowd is used to provide new insights and solutions to existing problems. In an urban setting, citizen science has been used for a variety of purposes, including to monitor environmental conditions such as air pollution and greenhouse gases. The webinar will spotlight local efforts in addressing these challenges on the example of five Citizen Science Labs established in Athens, Berlin, Flanders, Plovdiv, and Sofia. COMPAIR use cases will illustrate how a combination of inclusive stakeholder engagement and policy dialogue can turn citizen science into a powerful driver of change in policies and lifestyles.


🗓️ 30 May 2024 @ 15:00 - 16:00 CET

Plugging urban data gaps with citizen science: opportunities, challenges, solutions

Affordable sensing devices can widen and deepen air quality monitoring by targeting areas not covered by official measurements. However, low-cost sensors have been criticised for producing data of questionable quality. The webinar will explain how this issue was tackled in COMPAIR using a distant, cloud-based calibration algorithm. Another issue that can affect citizen driven air quality monitoring is network connectivity. Some low-cost sensors depend on specific network standards, such as NB-IoT, for data transfer. During the webinar, COMPAIR will share recommendations for minimising disruption to citizen science in cities where the necessary IoT infrastructure is lacking. Finally, the webinar will show how the integration of diverse data sources, including traffic counts, into citizen science can lead to a more holistic policy impact assessment.


🗓️ 11 June 2024 @ 12:00 - 13:15

Digital innovation in citizen science: new tools for policy analysis and behavioural change

While access to citizen science data is no longer an issue as many initiatives publish this information publicly, the limited analytical capacity and cross-domain nature of existing tools means that the true value of citizen science data remains unlocked. The webinar will present four advanced applications developed by COMPAIR to help people better understand citizen science data and make informed decisions based on facts. The Policy Monitoring Dashboard shows live data and changes in traffic and air quality before/after a policy measure was introduced. The Dynamic Exposure Visualisation Dashboard measures air pollution while a user is on the move. The Dynamic Exposure VIsualisation App uses Augmented Reality to visualise air pollution in the user's immediate surroundings. And last but not least, the CO2 Calculator estimates an individual's carbon footprint and simulates actions necessary to achieve Green Deal targets.

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