16. Citizen science and mobile apps

Parallel session | Chairperson: Margaret Gold | Tuesday, 08 September 2020 | 15:30-16:30

15:30-16:30  |  16.1 Mobile apps in Citizen Science

Author/s: Sven Schade, Ulrike Sturm, Soledad Luna and Chrisa Tsinaraki // Steven Richardson, Melanie Duncan, Katy Mee, Anna Hicks, Richard Robertson, Michelle Forbes, Idelia Ferdinand, Colm Jordan and Sue Loughlin // Friederike Klan, Christopher Kyba, Nona Schulte-Römer, Helga Kuechly and Sicco Bauer

Presenters: Sven Schade, Ulrike Sturm, Soledad Luna, Chrisa Tsinaraki, Steve Richardson, Friederike Klan, Sicco Bauer

Mobile applications are increasingly used with the intention to support Citizen Science and to advance scientific research by using new technologies. Over the past decade we witnessed a series of success cases, but also failures. A series of activities were already carried out in order to improve the current situation, but most recent research underlines that we are still far from an ideal setting. Accordingly, this session is set up to raise the awareness and sensitivity about the opportunities and challenges when considering the use and development of mobile application for Citizen Science.