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Taking Participatory Citizen Science to Extremes

Stevens, M; Vitos, M; Altenbuchner, J; Conquest, G; Lewis, J; Haklay, M; (2014) Taking Participatory Citizen Science to Extremes. IEEE Pervasive Computing , 13 (2) 20 - 29. 10.1109/MPRV.2014.37. Green open access

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Abstract

University College London's Extreme Citizen Science research group (UCL ExCiteS) is experimenting with ways to incorporate the most marginalized communities into participatory citizen science activities through which they can share their indigenous knowledge. The group works with communities at the extremes of the globalized world--both because of nonliteracy and the remote or forbidding environments they inhabit. These groups are the gatekeepers of some key environments on which the future health of the planet depend--from tropical forests to Arctic sea-ice. This article presents the methodologies and tools the group is developing to give these people a voice. This article is part of a special issue on pervasive analytics and citizen science.

Type: Article
Title: Taking Participatory Citizen Science to Extremes
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2014.37
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MPRV.2014.37
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Keywords: HCI, ICT4D, citizen science, literacy, participatory mapping, pervasive computing
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1431647
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