Environmental issues, from extreme weather events to air pollution present critical challenges for communities across the world. However very rarely affected communities have the opportunities to lead the development of monitoring and governance of environmental resources and factors. Instead, scientists and governments rely on research and innovation between science and industry to develop climate and monitoring services e.g. for early warning systems and decision-making. In citizens observatories (CO) we see new developments in social innovation where citizens and communities are gathering environmental data on issues that matter to them and innovating with it. Many of these projects are driven by design thinking and methods that support action oriented outcomes for communities to transform these matters of concern themselves. Exploring examples of citizen observatories and the issues they aim to monitor, participants will consider opportunities and challenges for Awareness, Acceptability and Sustainability of longitudinal citizen environmental monitoring. Through collaboration in the workshop they will access a design toolkit to ideate new services which build on the flow of data to support decision-making and transformations in science, policy and practice.
|Publication status||Published - 19 Oct 2019|
|Event||Transformations 2019: Learning from Transformative Action and Thinking - University of Chile, Santiago, Chile|
Duration: 16 Oct 2019 → 18 Oct 2019
|Period||16/10/19 → 18/10/19|
Woods, M., Hemment, D., Ajates Gonzalez, R., & Coulson, S. (2019). One-day Workshop: Imagining the transformative future of Citizen Observatories to leverage the power of open data, technology and citizen science. Transformations 2019, Santiago, Chile.