Research Publication: Crowdsourcing snake identification with online communities

Snake identification can be challenging for biologists, healthcare practitioners and local communitites, resulting in significant medical consequences. In a week-long online citizen science challenge data on identification of 100 snake species was gathered. More than 1000 participants from around the world took part. Find out more of the research findings published in the Royal Society Journal.

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BB Lunch: Bergbau goes public. Entdecken von alten Spuren mit neuen Mitteln

In diesem Brownbag Lunch ging es auf eine spannende Reise in die Erzmatt, im Kanton Solothurn. Bis 1850 wurde dort Erz abgebaut und immer noch sind Spuren davon sichtbar. Das vorgestellte Projekt möchte diese Spuren erforschen und dadurch mehr über die historischen Bergbauaktivitäten in der Region erfahren. Tauchen Sie mit uns ein in die geheimnisvolle Welt des historischen Bergbaus!

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CitSci Helvetia 2021 – die allererste Citizen Science Konferenz in der Schweiz

Die unterschiedlichen Citizen Science Akteure zusammenzubringen und zu vernetzen – das war das Ziel der Citizen Science Konferenz “CitSci Helvetia 2021”. Vom 14. – 15. Januar 2021 nahmen über 190 Personen aus der ganzen Schweiz und über die Landesgrenzen hinaus am abwechslungsreichen Programm teil. Die Konferenz fand Covid-19-bedingt virtuell statt.

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Neue Partnerschaft mit seniorweb.ch – die multimediale Plattform

Seniorweb ist die neue Partnerorganisation des Citizen Science Centers Zürich. Angedacht sind Kollaborationen in den Bereichen Entwicklung neuer Citizen Science Projekte, gegenseitige Unterstützung in Kommunikation & Outreach sowie Events. Hier stellt Corina Preiswerk, Verantwortliche für Marketing, Kooperationen und Partnerschaften bei seniorweb die Plattform kurz vor.

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Hacking COVID-19 with AI and Citizen Science

At regional and national levels, policy makers urgently need relevant and actionable information on a range of Covid-related issues, as quickly and reliably as possible. Useful data can come from various sources but the quantity is huge, and the quality varies widely. The idea of the CrowdvsCovid challenge was to combine the speed of machines with the intelligence of the crowd. Find out more in our blog post.

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Report: Supporting Citizen Science in Academia and Beyond

On January 16th 2020, about 100 Citizen Science (CS) enthusiasts from all over Switzerland met up at ETH Zurich to discuss some hot topics in the current debate around Citizen Science and academia. The workshop series was organized by the Citizen Science Center Zurich and the Participatory Science Academy.

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Citizen Science & the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 2

In this series of blogs, Rosy Mondardini (Managing Director of Citizen Science Center Zurich) shares her view on the potentials of Citizen Science as a way for researchers and citizens to contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular to the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Citizen Science & the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 1

In this series of blogs, Rosy Mondardini (Managing Director of Citizen Science Center Zurich) shares her view on the potentials of Citizen Science as a way for researchers and citizens to contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular to the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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