With many new and on-going 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. http://hiweather.net/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 involves 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 will be available for circulation to contributors by the end of August.
Activity 2: Citizen Science Projects survey. 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 is the development of the selection criteria for projects. An online survey has been sent out to capture details of existing projects and ideas for new ones. It can be found at : https://massey.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaWCTHai8RFzBqJ
Activity 3 Special Issue of the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies on citizen science. Kindly send your expression of interest by 1 September. Papers will be due in January. For more details see: https://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma/issues/call4papers/AJDTS_Citizen_Science-Special_Issue_call_for_papers_reader-form.pdf
Activity 4 Online seminars. We are planning to host an online seminar series with YESS (Young Earth System Scientists) Community towards the latter part of the year with six sessions starting September.