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ECSAnVis Final Event 5th July 4pm-8:30pm

An award winning photograph taken by our colleague Gill Conquest shows how Extreme Citizen Science empowers participants to design their own projects, such as this initiative to map the forests of Komo, Republic of the Congo. (Gill Conquest, 2016).

This event marks the end of the Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation (ECSAnVis) project, funded by the European Research Council 2016-2022. During the event, we will have talks and demonstrations in one of our lecture rooms in the Geography Department from 4-6pm, and enjoy some food and drinks at the “Geographic Citizen Science Design: No one left behind” book launch and reception from 6:30-8:30pm at a nearby location outside.

"Developing geographical analysis and visualisation tools that can be used, successfully, by people with limited literacy, in a culturally appropriate way. At the core of the proposal is the imperative to see technology as part of socially embedded practices and culture and avoid ‘technical fixes’. The development of novel, socially and culturally accessible Geographic Information System (GIS) interface and underlying algorithms, will provide communities with tools to support them to combine their local environmental knowledge with scientific analysis to improve environmental management."

The ExCiteS team of anthropologists, geographers, computer scientists and engineers have worked with a large number of Indigenous and local communities across the world in developing our ground-breaking Sapelli system to address local challenges.

The location of the ECSAnVis projects with images of the communities working with Sapelli, and example descriptions of content within their Sapelli projects. (ECSAnVis, 2022).

Confirmed speakers include Professor Muki Haklay and Dr Jerome Lewis the co-directors of the Extreme Citizen Science Group, Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Dr Artemis Skarlatiou, Dr Rafael Chiaravalloti, Dr Carolina Comandulli, Daniel Artus, Simon Hoyte, Hannah M. B. Gibbs, Fabien Moustard, Marcos Moreau, and Megan Tarrant.

Spaces are limited and attendance is by registration via this google form: