PA022:
Robust Science Results from Citizen Science Projects across the Disciplines





Session ID#: 23654

Session Description:
Citizen science has gained recognition due to new technologies, the open innovation movement, and federal sponsorship. Recent citizen science programs are often broad in scope and interdisciplinary in nature. They can be disruptive and go well beyond traditional outreach and education. These varied programs can have common elements, e.g. image analysis, crowd-sourced signals from social media, and geospatial visualization. Citizen science data can elucidate scientific problems at scales not otherwise tractable. Data have repeatedly been shown in multiple fields to be high quality and useful. This session focuses specifically on scientific results from these participatory programs, including published research and operational applications. Such results are naturally discipline specific; however, this session will provide an interdisciplinary forum for these results to be shared and discussed broadly to elucidate the scientific potential of the emerging field of citizen science across different fields.
Primary Convener:  Lin H Chambers, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Nathaniel A Frissell, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research - Physics, Newark, NJ, United States, Nathan Case, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom and Amy P. Kaminski, NASA, Office of the Chief Scientist, Washington, DC, DC, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Elizabeth MacDonald1, Matthew Heavner2, Burcu Kosar1, Nathan Case3, Eric Donovan4, Emma Spanswick4, Yukitoshi Nishimura5, Bea Gallardo-Lacourt4 and Aurorasaurus Citizen Scientists and Alberta Aurora Chasers, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)St-Maur Cedex, France, (3)Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom, (4)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (5)University of California Los Angeles, Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Science, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ciaran Beggan1, Steven R Marple2 and Nathan Case2, (1)British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (2)Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Rafat Ansari, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States
Bhopal Pandeya1, Madhab Uprety2, Jonathan David Paul3, Sumit Dugar2 and Wouter Buytaert4, (1)Imperial College London, Centre for Environmental Policy and Grantham Institute for Climate Change, London, SW7, United Kingdom, (2)Practical Action Consulting South Asia, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change, Kathmandu, Nepal, (3)Imperial College London, Civil and Environmental Engineering, London, United Kingdom, (4)Imperial College London, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Grantham Institute for Climate Change, London, SW7, United Kingdom
Michelle Thaller, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Timothy Jones, Seattle, WA, United States, Julia Parrish, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Parker MacCready, Univ. Washington, Olympia, WA, United States, William T Peterson, NMFS, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Newport, OR, United States, Eric Bjorkstedt, Fisheries Ecology Division, SWFSC, NMFS, NOAA, Humboldt, CA, United States, Nicholas A Bond, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA, United States, Lisa T Ballance, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, Victoria Bowes, Animal Health Centre, Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford, BC, Canada, J. Mark Hipfner, Wildlife Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Delta, BC, Canada, Kirsten Lindquist, Greater Farallones Association, San Francisco, CA, United States, Jacqueline Lindsey, California State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA, United States, Hannahrose M Nevins, American Bird Conservancy, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Hillary K Burgess, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, Roxanne Robertson, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, Jan Roletto, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, San Francisco, United States, Laurie Wilson, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Delta, BC, Canada, Trevor William Joyce, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and James Harvey, California State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, United States
Melinda Daniels, Steve Kerlin and David Arscott, Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA, United States
Nina Hadley and Aisling Force, Adventure Scientists, Bozeman, MT, United States

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