15. Citizen science and environmental policy

Parallel session | Chairperson: Alison Parker | Tuesday, 08 September 2020 | 15:30-16:30

15:30-16:30  |  15.1 Citizen science and environmental policy

Author/s: Hester Volten, José Miguel Rubio Iglesias, Jennifer Shirk and Kim de Rijck

Presenters: José Miguel Rubio Iglesias, Kim de Rijck, Jennifer Shirk, Hester Volten

This workshop reviews work by environmental management and regulatory agencies, both in US and in Europe, to support citizen science in policy contexts. The session opens with perspectives from several US agencies striving to provide infrastructure for effective projects, illustrated by one regional case study. Attendees will then hear about activities carried out by European EPAs, in particular the Interest Group on Citizen Science and air quality initiatives by RIVM (Netherlands). The workshop will close with the presentation of a European Commission document on citizen science and environmental monitoring, recently published, which targets both public authorities and citizen science communities.  

Presentation by Jose Miguel Rubio Iglesias https://www.samenmetenaanluchtkwaliteit.nl/en/documenten/citizen-science-and-environmental-policy-0

Presentation by Hester Volten https://www.samenmetenaanluchtkwaliteit.nl/en/documenten/citizen-science-and-environmental-policy