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Meaningful democratic and economic impact of citizen science

We would like to invite you to an AU Citizen Science Network event featuring Martin Brocklehurst, Chair of the Board for Citizen Science Global Partnership and Board member of the European Citizen Science Association.

The event will take place on June 2, 2023 at 14:00-15:30 in the Richard Mortensen Stuen, Bldg 1422, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, Aarhus. 

Martin Brocklehurst, co-founder of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and the Citizen Science Global Partnership (CSGP), will outline how citizen science can provide meaningful democratic and economic input and buy-in to deliver a liveable future – in terms of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. How for the first time in our history, as a species on this planet, scientists have the technology to connect people and collect research data and information on a scale and density unimagined but a few years ago. Not only to answer research questions but to support international agreements and government policy and to drive behavioural change. That we can do so at a pace needed to tackle the three great challenges of our time: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. We owe it to the next generation to grasp this chance and turn citizens into the generation that changed our world.

There will be time for discussion after the presentation (and discussions could continue with a beer in the nearby bar). This event aims to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions and to share knowledge about the use of and strategy for citizen science in the future.

We hope to see many of you there for the talk and the following discussion.

Any questions, please get in touch with Gitte Kragh.