H2020 SAWFS-13-2017 "Integrating Society in Science and Innovation – An approach to co-creation"
Project Proposal - Scoping Workshop - 4-5 May 2017
This topic is for the “new wave” of public engagement, where co-creation is a key notion, providing innovative solutions to more heavily/technological approaches in other parts of Horizon2020.
Involve citizen through “creation of spaces for public engagement”. Focus on “outcomes/barriers” (e.g. regulations). Consider the role of science communication in improving quality/effectiveness of interactions between stakeholders
Impacts: Better understanding of co-creation processes and outcomes in various cultural and regulatory contexts, enabling improved targeted policy support in the future.
Focus on weather and climate “Weather and climate ready citizen"
EUMETSAT(coordinator), ECWMF, EUMETNET
University College of London (UCL), ScienceMadeSimple
EuroScienceOpenForum (ESOF20187 Toulouse)
NMHS: MET OFFICE, AEMET, METEO FRANCE
Although the workgroup of this consortium was closed in July 2017, it delivered a great opportunity for the miniMET project as it achieved great visibility and recognition. By clicking on the button "SWAFS-13-2017...", above left, you can friendly browse the presentation of the project made by Ana Casals Carro, the spokesperson for AEMET, of the project at Damstadt, place of these meetings.
[ You can also download it in pdf format (12.4Mb) here ]
This document represents the assumption by the Department of Production of AEMET of the miniMET manifesto, a formal proposal of the promoters of the project, Fernando Asanza and his son Samuel. Therefore its content is both a manifesto of intentions for education and citizen science and the commitment of AEMET to officially develop it.
By clicking on the button you will download or open in a a new tab the English PDF version of that document.
I can also read about this at [ uk.minimet.net ], that is, clicking in the uk flag button, above left this page.
After closing that SWAFS Action consortium, Mara Dambour, Consultant Social Media Content Coordinator from EUMETSAT, proposed Fernando Asanza to interview him and his son about how they came up with the miniMET project, in the educational blog of EUMETSAT, LZONE (Learning Zone)
By clicking on the button you will open it in another tab.
EUMETNET workshop of Crowdsourcing: "Best Practices and Future Planning in Crowdsourcing"
The workshop was held in Helsinki from 14th to 15th February 2018 (lunch to lunch) at Finnish Meteorological Institute's headquarters (Dynamicum)
This is an internal EUMETNET workshop: attendees are experts nominated by European NMS or international organizations.
Continuing the workshop held in Toulousse on May 2017 at Meteo-France: "Crowdsourcing and Internet of Things and Automatic Quality Control", which focused on near real-time and surface data, two new topics of cooperation to be considered while defining the Observation Programme for the next phase of Eumetnet, starting in 2019.
Participants: FMI (Finnish Meteorological Institute)(host), EUMETNET (European Meteorological Services Network), MetOffice (National Meteorological Service of the United Kingdom), KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), AEMET (State Meteorological Agency of Spain), OMSZ (Hungarian Meteorological Service), Met Eireann (The Irish Meteorological Service), DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany's National Meteorological Service), EESTI ILM (Estonian Meteorological Service), ZAMG (Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics of Austria), Meteo France, (National Meteorological Service of France), SHMU (Slovakia Hidrometeorological Institute), CHMI (Czech Hidrometeorological Institute), RMIB (Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium), SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hidrological Institute), MET.NO (The Norwegian Meteorological Institute).
EUMETNET Crowdsourcing & Automatic Quality Control Workshops in Exeter
The Met Office hosted two workshops for EUMETNET members in Exeter between the 12th and 14th March 2019:
Crowdsourcing: 10:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019 – 12:30, Wednesday 13th March. Objective: To progress discussions regarding EUMETNET members activities and interests in crowd-sourced observations, seeking to agree objectives and priority areas for a potential future EUMETNET working group in this area.
Automatic Quality Control: 13:00, Wednesday 13th March – 16:30, Thursday 14th March Objective: To present the automatic quality control and flagging methods for real time surface observations used by EUMETNET members, and start discussions on creating a set of quality control standards and a common flagging system.
There was then a review of previous crowd-sourcing activities within the EUMETNET community over recent years, with summaries of workshops held in Finland (February 2018) and Denmark (December2018).
Delegates from RMIB, ZAMG, AEMET, Meteo France and the Met Office delivered presentations outlining crowd-sourcing activities which are underway / planned within their respective organisations. The workshop agenda, presentations and attendee list were available (not yet) at: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/conference/emn-2019-docs/documents
Questions and discussion following the presentations identified that there were other, similar, activities being undertaken by other EUMETNET members.
The proposed way forward was to create a fixed term Task Team to draft the terms of reference for a future EUMETNET Crown-Souring Activity (probably a Working Group), aiming to provide a draft document to STAC for comment and approval in Autumn 2019.
The miniMET Project has been included as citizen science project relevant for environmental policy in:
Citizen science for environmental policy: Development of an EU-wide inventory and analysis of selected practicesBio Innovation Service, in collaboration with Fundación Ibercivis and The Natural History Museum
"Citizen science is the non-professional involvement of volunteers in the scientific process, whether in the data collection phase or in other phases of the research. Citizen science is a powerful tool for environmental management that has the potential to inform an increasingly complex environmental policy landscape and to meet the growing demands from society for more participatory decision-making. While there is growing interest from international bodies and national governments in citizen science, however the evidence that it can successfully contribute to environmental policy development, implementation, evaluation or compliance remains scant. Central to elucidating this question is a better understanding of the benefits delivered by citizen science, that is to determine to what extent these benefits can contribute to environmental policy, and to establish whether projects that provide policy support also co-benefit science and encourage meaningful citizen engagement."
"The aim of this study was to provide the European Commission with an evidence base of citizen science activities that can support environmental policies in the European Union (EU). The first objective was to develop an inventory of citizen science projects relevant for environmental policy and assess how these projects contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly..."