ED51E:
Era of Citizen Science and Big Data: Intersection of Outreach, Crowd-Sourced Data, and Scientific Research I


Session ID#: 8371

Session Description:
The traditional method of outreach to formal, informal, science and non-science audiences has undergone a fundamental change with recent advances in technology, social media and crowd-sourced data, giving way to citizen science with many applications. With increasing “Big Data” projects, active partnerships between professional, amateur and data scientist communities are necessary. Innovative design, sustainability and evaluation of these projects is as important as the citizen science they generate.   This session invites papers from scientists, educators and as well as those who design, facilitate, evaluate or fund such programs. Topics may include methodology, applications of citizen science to enhancing outreach, transformative approaches to science education, lessons learned, and the future of citizen science.  Presentations are invited from all scientific disciplines: astronomy, planetary and space science, geology and geophysics, seismology, biogeoscience, atmosphere and ocean sciences.
Primary Convener:  Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
Convener:  Constance E Walker, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States
Chairs:  Rachel Freed, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Matthew J Penn, National Solar Observatory, Tucson, AZ, United States and Citizen CATE Experiment Team
Udaysankar S Nair, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States and David Thau, Google, Mountain View, CA, United States
Remy Bossu1, Frederic Roussel2, Gilles Mazet-Roux2, Robert Steed2 and Laurent Frobert2, (1)CEA, DAM, DIF, Arpajon, France, (2)CSEM, Paris, France
Rachel Freed, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Pamela Gay, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Edwardsville, IL, United States and CosmoQuest
Padma A Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States
Jordy Hendrikx, Montana State University, Earth Sciences, Bozeman, MT, United States and Jerry Johnson, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
Peter Thorne1, Christopher C Hennon2, Kenneth R Knapp3, Carl J Schreck III4, Scott E Stevens4, James P Kossin5, Jared Rennie4, Paula A Hennon5 and Michael C Kruk3, (1)National University of Ireland Maynooth, Geography, Maynooth, Ireland, (2)University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC, United States, (3)National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, United States, (4)Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellite North Carolina State, Asheville, NC, United States, (5)NOAA Asheville, Asheville, NC, United States

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