Citizen Science and policy

Citizen Science and policy

By Clea Montanari & Annelli Janssen Citizen science offers specific benefits for policy, such as environmental monitoring capacity, the increase of citizens capacity to participate and self-organize around issues, and increase the social relevance of policy. One...
Pollution and Citizen Science

Pollution and Citizen Science

By Roy van Grunsven Citizen Science has frequently been instrumental in putting topics on the scientific and political agenda. One very clear recent example is the insect decline in Germany, based on citizen science it was discovered that there was a 76% decline in...
ACTION toolkit is online

ACTION toolkit is online

Our toolkit is online! Based on our work with 16 Citizen Science pilots tackling various forms of pollution. The ACTION toolkit is the ultimate resource collection for everyone interested in doing citizen science the ACTION-way. About the toolkit The ACTION toolkit is...
Moth declines in the UK

Moth declines in the UK

The UK has a long history of citizen scientists recording biodiversity, including moths. Together with professionally collected data this has resulted in the publication of  The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021. There is a decline of 33% in the total number of...
Webinar on Data Management Plan and Data Quality

Webinar on Data Management Plan and Data Quality

By Gloria Re Calegari and Esteban Gonzalez Guardia On March the 17th, the ACTION team will host an online event about how to prepare a Data Management Plan (DMP), a formal document that outlines how data are to be handled both during a research project, and after the...
What we learned from the second ACTION open call

What we learned from the second ACTION open call

By Gefion Thuermer – KCL The second ACTION open call closed on November 1st, with a total of 78 applications received. We have reviewed them, interviewed 18 applicants, selected our new pilots, and are just about to finish their plans for the second accelerator,...