P6: Environment I

E-poster session | Chairperson: Andrea Troncoso | Tuesday, 08 September 2020 | 17:30-17:45

17:30-17:35  |  P6.1 Plastic Spotter: successes and challenges of co-creating a citizen science project on plastic pollution

Author/s: Liselotte Rambonnet, Daniël Siepman, Tim van Emmerik, Auke-Florian Hiemstra, Martina Vijver, Anna Schwarz, Thijs Bosker, Ellen Cieraad, Jeffrey van Gelder, Gabriël Olthof, and, Rik Schalbroeck

Presenter: Liselotte Rambonnet

Initiated and co-created by the public, the citizen science project Plastic Spotter maps the hotspots and sources of plastic pollution in the canals of Leiden, The Netherlands. It connects already existing bottom-up grassroots movements and top-down science to study this problem. Bringing these and also other local stakeholders like restaurant owners and municipality together is important to tackle the issue and create more impact but is also challenging. In this session, we will share opportunities and challenges of supporting project ideas and initiatives from citizens and how to match these with the agendas and expectations of researchers and other stakeholders.

17:35-17:40  |  P6.2 #8 steps to addressing odour pollution with citizens: a model to orchestrate quadruple helix stakeholder engagement in citizen science

Author/s: Louise Francis, Mara Balestrini, Nora Salas Seoane, María Alonso-Roldán, Hannah Stockwell, Valeria Righi, Lucía Paz Errandonea and Rosa Arias

Presenter: Louise Francis

Here we present the first version of the D-NOSES engagement model. It is largely based on engagement models by project partners Ideas for Change (The Bristol Approach, Balestrini et al., 2017) and Mapping for Change (Haklay & Francis, 2018), and incorporates the Extreme Citizen Science approach (Haklay, 2013). These have been previously tested and validated in a wide number of citizen science projects ranging from air and noise pollution, to damp problems in homes. D-NOSES combines the best practices of both models whilst expanding them with the inclusion of tools specific to odour pollution and the quadruple helix approach.