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Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science

December 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (FedCCS) invite you to join us as we bring together leading talents and thinkers from government, NGOs and the private sector to discuss best practices, lessons learned and the way forward for citizen science.

Citizen science and crowdsourcing projects are thriving at every scale, from small, place-based or community efforts, to regional, national, or international projects that span boundaries. For greater impact, projects and initiatives may target a specific scale or work to span multiple scales, such as the national project that recruits local leaders for a place-based initiative, or a small-scale project that expands to new locations. In addition, there is greater recognition that progress at local scales is useful at regional, national, and global scales, and vice versa; for example, data and information from small scale efforts can be integrated into national and international datasets, and resources developed at the national and global level can support community initiatives.

This event will explore the local-to-global nexus through conversations with leaders in government, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. We will explore questions including: How do citizen science or crowdsourcing projects choose the appropriate scale for their work? How do projects at different scales interact and share resources? How can we support cross-scale sharing?

More info: For a draft agenda and to register for the event, click here.