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AQUA Ibercivis - Home. Globe at Night. Project Noah. Noisetube: citizen noise pollution monitoring using mobile phones. Home - NEON Data. California Academy of Sciences. Citizen Cyberlab. GLObal Robotic-telescopes Intelligent Array. Home. Start - International Desktop Grid Federation. Start - International Desktop Grid Federation. CITI-SENSE > Home.

ENGAGE. Dissemination. Recent presentations and publications associated with COBWEB can be viewed here.


The most recent mentions of the COBWEB project from events, press, blogs and Twitter can be browsed on Storify. You can also find out about upcoming events, recent presentations, and similar project activity by signing up for our COBWEB Project newsletter, latest news items or contact email list here. Promotional Materials Posters, leaflets, and additional promotional materials are available for download here. Please note that these files are updated from time to time so please come back to check you have the latest copy.

Posters Leaflets Please feel free to distribute these leaflets or to request copies from the COBWEB project team. Citclops. VOICES FOR INNOVATION. Focus Groups The VOICES focus group approach In the VOICES project, a total of 100 focus groups were held, each of them with approximately 10 citizens.


In most EU member states, three focus groups were conducted, all in one location, in most cases one science center belonging to the ECSITE network. All member states with a population of above 25 million habitants had two sets of three focus groups each in two different locations. Interview with Robert Firmhofer, Director, Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, Poland. E-ScienceTalk. R&Dialogue. Energy production based on coal, oil and gas has a profound impact on the world’s climate.


We need to create a more sustainable future by reducing our energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, increasing the share of renewable energies and by capturing and storing CO2. Awareness of the importance of reducing CO2 emissions is rising but the transition towards a low carbon society is slow and complex. The much needed fundamental change requires extensive research and involves many civil society stakeholders, each with vested interests that are often not aligned. Objective - WeSenseIt. The citizen water observatory is tested and validated in three case studies in water management, which have been proposed by civil protection agencies in the UK, the Netherlands and Italy.

Objective - WeSenseIt

The case studies cover the entire hydrologic cycle with a major focus on variables responsible for floods and drought occurrences. Floods and droughts carry enormous economic and social costs and their frequency and impact is likely to increase in the future, due to climate change and to the increasing number of communities and industries located in flood and drought-prone areas. In addition, changes in water quality can also have important impacts (both positive and negative) upon the natural environment, society and the economy. Where relevant, the case studies will also therefore address water quality issues. In Depth. GAP2’s purpose is to demonstrate the role and value of stakeholder driven science within the context of fisheries’ governance.

in Depth

Who we are Funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Capacities’ programme, GAP2′s work is coordinated by an interdisciplinary team across Europe, with expertise ranging from social science to fisheries management. More about our team here. What we do Put simply, we bring scientists, fishermen and policy makers together. GAP history GAP2 is building upon the success of GAP1, an 18 month project running from 2007 to 2009, also funded by the European Commission’s FP7 programme.

Help Scientists Record One Day of Sound on Earth. The Soundscape Recorder app in action.

Help Scientists Record One Day of Sound on Earth

Image: Brandon Keim Bryan Pijanowski wants to capture the sounds of the world on a single day, and he needs your help. On Earth Day, April 22, Pijanowski hopes to enlist thousands of people in recording a few minutes of their everyday surroundings with his Soundscape Recorder smartphone app. All those sonic snippets could create an unprecedented soundtrack to life on Earth — and as they accumulate, year after year, scientists could use them to measure patterns and changes in our sonic environments. “I’ve been on a campaign to record as many ecosystems as possible,” said Pijanowski, a soundscape ecologist at Purdue University.

Quirky Makes Invention Accessible. List of crowdsourcing projects. Clumpy - Welcome. Solve Puzzles for Science. Foldit. Foldit is an online puzzle video game about protein folding.


The game is part of an experimental research project, and is developed by the University of Washington's Center for Game Science in collaboration with the UW Department of Biochemistry. The objective of the game is to fold the structure of selected proteins as well as possible, using various tools provided within the game. The highest scoring solutions are analysed by researchers, who determine whether or not there is a native structural configuration (or native state) that can be applied to the relevant proteins, in the "real world". Scientists can then use such solutions to solve "real-world" problems, by targeting and eradicating diseases, and creating biological innovations.

History[edit] Rosetta[edit] Some users of Rosetta@home became frustrated with the program when they realised they could see ways of solving the protein structures themselves but could not interact with the program. Foldit[edit] Goals[edit] Methods[edit] Socientize as e-Infrastructure through technology, innovation and creativity. Ibercivis. Ocean Networks Canada. EyeWire on SciStarter. Scientists in Schools - Welcome. Scientific American. EyeWire - Help Map the Retinal Connectome. Zooniverse - Real Science Online.