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Methods for measuring citizen science impact
led by IHE Delft
To adapt and/or define impact-assessment indicators related to citizen science to be implemented in the toolbox and used in the piloting activities.
To create a criteria catalogue for determining citizen-science impacts and their relevance for NBSs.
To create a list of keywords in different languages relevant to NBS science.
To develop a conceptual framework based on the above-mentioned criteria.
To update the conceptual framework based on citizens’ contributions and add new findings to the established criteria catalogues.
To transform the collected impact-data into a consolidated corpus of knowledge.
To set up the project knowledge base.
Toolboxes for methods application, information visualisation and delivery to decision makers, citizens, and researchers
led by GeoEcoMar
To define specifications for a toolbox of metrics and instruments to measure costs and benefits of citizen science in relation to the science of NBSs, based on the methods developed in WP2.
To adapt and develop tools and technologies for measuring the impact of citizen science in a NBS context based on WP2.
To adapt and develop tools and technologies for peer reviewing.
To demonstrate a new conceptual learning model for integrating NBS science and citizen science across Europe.
To develop the MICS platform on which the toolbox will run.
To adapt and develop technologies for mapping and visualisation related to the toolbox.
To develop and prototype the MICS platform front-end, including data visualisation and interactive functionalities, as well as web applications.
To deliver the complete integrated solution, including components developed in WP2 (e.g. D2.4 “MICS corpus of knowledge”), into one single system that can be accessed by end-users.
Test-site development and tool validation
led by RRC
To design, develop and organise pilot testing of project tools at four test and validation sites composing the pilot.
To evaluate the pilot with respect to citizen science, and in the context of nature-based solutions.
To create a citizen-science model for NBS research.
To demonstrate/validate the usability of the consolidated corpus of knowledge for the expert community dealing with research and innovation, policy, implementation and education in NBSs.
To support the organisation of laboratories of ideas by local committees to discuss the results of the research.
Dissemination and outreach
led by Earthwatch
To create opportunities to improve NBSs science.
To improve the citizen-experiential-engagement process.
To inform the future users of the results and findings of the project, and of how they can be effectively used and by whom.
To inform a broad community of relevant stakeholders on the progress and results of the project and to embed MICS research results and the consortium into European-research and civil-society networks.
To explain concepts of citizen science to a broad community of stakeholders and to share knowledge on relevant adaptation and development tools.
To engage the community of stakeholders in the evaluation of citizen science.
To build and share knowledge regarding citizen science within the consortium.
To produce a set of policy recommendations for citizen science.
To produce a set of policy recommendations for NBSs.
To publish the outputs.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824711.
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