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Austrian Citizen Science Conference

Project delegation take FRAMEwork to OECSK2023...

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Under the theme Versuchen - Vereinen - Verantworten (Try - Unite - Take Responsibility), this year’s Austrian Citizen Science Conference (OECSK2023) took place at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz between April 19 - 21, 2023.

The aim of the conference was to celebrate and promote actively involving citizens as part of research processes. Representatives of the FRAMEwork project attended to present the Farmer Cluster Citizen Science approach. 

Across a series of “Lightning Talks” and “Cabin Talks”, attendees were able to share and discuss each others’ diverse array of Citizen Science projects, with 30 projects presenting at a poster session at LIT Factory. FRAMEwork consortium representatives Daniela Ablinger (AREC) as well as Gerid Hager (IIASA) and Marie-Luise Wolmuth (BOKU) presented the Farmer Cluster Citizen Science approach.

FRAMEwork WP3 Lead Gerid Hager | © Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

The cohort enjoyed their time at the conference, saying:

“the event gave lots of new impressions on how Citizen Science is conducted in different scientific and social fields and which projects are currently worked on. We had a few very interesting discussions on Citizen Science and the Farmer Cluster approach during the poster presentation.” 

The first day’s keynote speech was delivered by Margaret Gold (University of Leiden). Titled ​​"Riding Four Waves of Citizen Science: A Global to Local View of a Field in Motion," the talk detailed Margaret’s extensive experience in creating strategies designed to globally support Citizen Science at European, national, and local levels.

Melanie Smallman (University College London) delivered the keynote speech: "Engaging Citizens Across Scales: A Vital Approach to Ethical Technological Development." She emphasized the importance of including citizens in the processes of technology development and implementation for integrating ethical considerations and fostering greater trust in scientific and technological advancements. 

OECSK2023 was organised by the Citizen Science Network Austria in close cooperation with the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Ars Electronica and the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft.

Events like this provide invaluable opportunities for discussing common areas of interest with representatives of a diverse range of organisations, as well as fostering future partnerships. Congratulations to the team for taking FRAMEwork to OECSK2023! 

© Johannes Kepler Universität Linz


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