In a bid to tackle the pressing global biodiversity crisis, Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is set to host a webinar titled “Citizen Science in Biodiversity” on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 09:00 to 12:00 GMT. Organised in collaboration with the EU GREEN Alliance partners, this event promises an engaging exploration of the pivotal role citizens play in addressing the challenges faced by our planet.
Distinguished speakers, comprising renowned researchers and international experts hailing from EU GREEN universities, will delve into an array of global and local topics. From the depths of the Peruvian Amazonas to the intricacies of Italian ants, the webinar will cover data management best practices, citizen science initiatives related to allergenic plants, and swift biodiversity management in Ireland.
Professor Frances Lucy, the lead for EU GREEN at ATU, highlights the significance of citizen involvement: “We are all stakeholders in the biodiversity crisis, and citizens of all ages want to act! This webinar showcases numerous examples of European citizen science events, where communities and scientists collaborated for the betterment of nature.” The event, spanning three insightful hours, promises to equip attendees with the knowledge to actively participate in citizen science while offering inspiring international case studies. Professor Lucy is confident that the webinar will serve as a catalyst for regional organizations across Europe to initiate their own citizen science events in the future.
For those eager to join this impactful webinar and delve into the world of citizen science, registration details can be found at eugreenalliance.eu
Aidan Haughey – Atlantic Technological University