What is citizen science? Who are citizens and do they want feedback?

Was Charles Darwin a citizen scientist, when boarding, as a yet untrained naturalist, the HMS Beagle to make observations that later revolutionized our knowledge of life on earth? Already centuries ago ordinary people (but mostly wealthy gentlemen) recorded features and observations of the natural world. With more structured designs and …

Citizen science field trip

Wednesday (September 23rd), the entire group met up at the local hiking area near Byåsen to get some actual real-life citizen science field experience. We held a little bioblitz (i.e. a sort of informal field survey) as the kick off for a PhD course on Citizen Science we are all …

FAIR seminar

In order to make the most of the data we collect, we as scientists need to make data FAIR; Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. This was the focus of a 2 day Living Norway seminar at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA).