HIWEATHER CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT
With many new and ongoing citizen projects planned or underway within the High Impact Weather community, this project is designed to share information and to provide tools to help groups and agencies develop new activities. There are five initial activities in year 1 and the first three have started in Q1 of 2020. See concept note for more overall details. /Uploads/keditor/file/20200703/20200703100938_33524.pdf
Activity 1: Develop a guidance note for including citizen science in weather, climate and water projects. This activity will involve the development of a “A guidance note for including citizen science in weather, climate and water projects”, outlining the definition, a typology of Citizen Science projects, illustrative case studies, bibliography of both theoretical and practice guidance papers/reports and some “how to develop a Citizen Science project” worksheets. A first draft for consultation is due in early July.
Activity 2: Citizen Science Demonstration projects. A range of citizen science activities can serve as demonstration projects. These may include existing or new HIWeather projects or other projects that illustrate citizen science methods. An initial phase of this activity will be the development of the selection criteria for projects. In early-mid May an online survey will be sent out to capture details of existing projects and ideas for new ones.
Activity 3 is the Special Issue of the Journal (see early details in the newsletter on April 2020).