Extreme Citizen Science in the Congo Basin

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Nov 18 2012, 06:00:00

Potential for collaboration with the tech-hubs here.Extreme Citizen Science and mapping from TEDxUCL:

Participating hunter-gatherers can now geo-tag key resources that they do not want to be damaged by industrialists, monitor logging activities that take place in their forest areas, and identify commercial poaching activities that damage wildlife and their ability to lead a secure hunter-gatherer life. By bringing together these different perspectives, exciting new technologies are emerging that can efficiently communicate across linguistic and cultural barriers to give a voice to normally marginalised people. ExCiteS brings together scholars from diverse fields to develop and contribute to the guiding theories and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project that will help them deal with issues that concern them. With an interdisciplinary research approach, it also aims to provide a set of tools that can be used by any user, regardless of their background and level of literacy, to collect, analyse and act on information by using agreed upon scientific methods.

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