PULSAQUA advises on citizen science (CS) use, creates CS (monitoring) projects and delivers environmental impact assessments together with citizen scientists.
Citizen Science is a fast upcoming method for research, monitoring, and citizen participation in the water and environment sector. However, creating such citizen science projects is often much more complicated than foreseen. And you have only one chance to do it right, and not disappoint the citizens you want to involve. We, therefore, advise and assist in creating and developing such a citizen science project.
Citizen Science is still under development, and many aspects are therefore still to be deployed. PULSAQUA is working on different innovative uses of citizen science data and initiatives and offers services using the acquired expertise in the field:
We at PULSAQUA are always open to explore and investigate different ways of innovation and application of citizen science in combination with other techniques, methods, and sources. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any not mentioned requests.
For existing citizen science projects and communities, it is important to evaluate whether the project or community is reaching its goals and envisioned impact. Evaluation can be done by PULSAQUA on several levels:
One of the often recurring discussion points for citizen science is that the resulting data quality is uncertain. These uncertainties and doubts can be removed with strong and appropriate validation methods. We, therefore, offer the following services:
Every citizen science project is strengthened by offering training and workshops for the participating citizen scientists, to increase impact. The focus can lie on:
Such training is different for each citizen science project, and PULSAQUA can develop these workshops for your project, initiative, community, or observatory.