On 4th December 2014, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research & Innovation and the European Union-funded Citizens’ Observatories projects invite you to the conference “Citizens’ Observatories: Empowering European Society”, to be held in Brussels at the Management Centre Europe facilities.
This one day conference will look at the role and opportunities for active citizen participation in environmental monitoring and policy making. The event will provide opportunities to engage with experts and practitioners working across a range of European citizen science initiatives and policy making bodies, and to find out more about the work of the five Citizens’ Observatory EU-funded projects, with a poster exhibition and live demos of the applications and sensors they have developed.
The Citizens' Observatories Projects, Citclops, CITI-SENSE, COBWEB, Omniscientis and WeSenseIt, are five EU-funded research projects which aim at developing novel technologies and applications in the domain of Earth Observation, trying to exploit the capabilities offered by portable devices (smartphones, tablets or microsensors), to enable an effective participation by citizens in environmental stewardship based on broad stakeholder and user involvement in support of both community and policy priorities. Find out more about them here.
Please consult the agenda for more details about the conference.
You can register online until 30 November 2014. Please note that in case of overbooking the registration will be closed earlier! There are no registration fees. Participants are expected to organise their own travel and accommodation. The European Commission will not reimburse any expenses.