About Citizen Science and ECSA

Citizen science is defined as organised research where the balance between scientific, educational, societal and policy goals varies across projects. It is a growing worldwide phenomenon recently invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people easily and effectively with the scientific community. New technology provides a valuable tool for citizens to play a more active role in sustainable development. Through collaboration with scientists in organised research projects citizens can contribute valuable information that can be used to develop and deliver policies, improve understanding and respond to many of the challenges facing society today. ECSA is an association supported by organisations from over 17 EU and other countries. Find a list of our full members and our partners in the broader ECSA network here.

 

ECSA Team

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chair:

Prof. Dr. Johannes VogelProf. Dr. Johannes Vogel

Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

 

 

Vice Chair:

Dr. Katrin Vohland

Head of Science Programme Public Engagement with Science at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Andrea Sforzi

Director of Museo di Storia Naturale della Maremma

 

 

Prof. Dr. Aletta Bonn 

Professor at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ)

 

 

Luigi Ceccaroni

Research Lead at 1000001 Labs - One million and one labs, Coordinator of Citclops FP7 Project 

 

 

 

Ana Casino 

General Secretary of Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)

 

Zen Makuch

Director of Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP) at Imperial College London

 

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Prof. Dr. Jacqueline McGlade - Chief Scientist at United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Malene Bruun - Project officer - Partnership coordinator at European Environment Agency (EEA)

Prof. Alan Irwin - Department of Organization at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

 

 

 

Prof. Michael Sogaard Jorgensen - Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Transition (DIST), Aalborg University

Dr. Roger Owen - Head of Ecology at Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Prof. Ferdinando Boero - University of Salento

 

 

ECSA Focus Point for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

    Fermin Serrano Sanz - Executive Director at Fundacion Ibercivis

     

     

    ECSA WORKING GROUPS

    • Fundraising, Membership, Communication, Marketing & Events:
      • Committee on Funding and Marketing
        Chair:
        Dr. Marisa Ponti - Assistant Professor in the Division of Learning, Communication and IT at University of Gothenburg

        Members:
        Carmen Madalina Cozma, ANPRO, Rumania
        Jaume Piera, Instittute of Marine Sciences, Spain
        Katrin Vohland, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany
        Luigi Ceccaroni, 100000001 Labs, Spain
        Martin Brocklehurst, KempleyGreen Consultants, UK
        Muki Haklay, University College London, UK
        Zen Makuch, Imperial College London, UK

         
      • Committee on Communication and Events
        Chair:
        Dacha Atienza Ariznavarreta - Head of Collections, Research and Documentation at Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Spain

        Members:
        Daniel Dörler, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
        Florian Heigl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
        Josep Perello, University of Barcelona, Spain
        Monique Luckas, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
        Muki Haklay, University College London, UK
        Pia Viviani, Foundation Science et Cité, Switzerland
        Poppy Lakeman Fraser, OPAL, Imperial College London, UK
        Simone Branchini, University of Bologna, Italy
        Susanne Hecker, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
        Thorsten Witt, Science in Dialogue, Germany
         
         
      • Committee on International Conference
        Chair:
        Prof. Dr. Aletta Bonn - Professor at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ)

        Members:
        Andrea Sforzi, Museo di Storia Naturale della Maremma, Italy
        Jennifer Shirk, Cornell University, US
        Lucy Robinson, Natural History Museum London, UK
        Marisa Ponti, University of Gothenburg
        Muki Haklay, University College London, UK
        Susanne Hecker, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
        Franz Hölker, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

     

    • Policy, Strategy, Governance & Partnerships:

    Chair:
    Martin Brocklehurst - KempleyGREEN Consultants 

    Members:
    Björn Huwe, University of Potsdam, Germany

    David Slawson, OPAL, Imperial College London, UK
    Elizabeth Tyson, Woodrow Wilson Centre, US

    Fermin Serrano Senz, Foundation Ibercivis
    Katherine Mathieson,
    British Science Association, UK
    Hilary Geoghegan, University of Reading
    Marc Lipinski, National Centre for Scientific Research, France
    Micheál Lehane, Environment Protection Agency, Ireland
    Patricia Tiago,
    University of Lisbon – Biodiversity4All, Portugal
    Poppy Lakeman Fraser, OPAL, Imperial College London, UK
    Roeland Samson, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Simone Branchini, University of Bologna, Italy

     

    • Principles & Standards in Citizen Science: Sharing Best Practice & Building Capacity:

    Chair:
    Lucy Robinson - Citizen Science Programme Manager at Natural History Museum London
    Janice Ansine - Citizen Science Project Manager at The Open University

    Members:
    Ana Casino, Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities, Belgium
    Bart de Lathouwer, Open Geospatial Consortium
    Aletta Bonn, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research/German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Germany
    Chris Higgins, COBWEB – Citizen Observatory Web, UK
    Gregoire Lois, Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle, France
    Muki Haklay, University College London, UK
    Sarah West, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK
    Alison Dyke, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK
    Rachel Pateman, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK
    Malte Timpte, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany
    Jenny Cousins, EarthWatch Institute, UK

     

    • Projects, Data, Tools & Technology:

    Chair:
    Dr. Jaume Piera - Researcher at Instittute of Marine Sciences at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

    Members:
    Arne Berre, Sintef, Norway
    Benjamin Dauth, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
    Bernat Claramunt, CREAF, Spain
    Christos Arvanitidis, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
    Elzbieta Woloszynska-Wisniewska, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre, Poland
    Emmanouella Panteri, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
    Florian Heigl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
    Hai-Ying Liu, Norwegian Institute for Air Reserach, Norway
    Israel Peer, GlueCAD Ltd – Biodiversity IT, Israel
    Jamie Williams, Environment Systems, UK
    Jari Silander, Finnish Environmental Institute (SKYE), Finland
    Johann Zaller, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
    Linda See, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
    Luigi Ceccaroni, 100000001 Labs, Spain
    Stratos Arampatzis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Thanos Dailianis, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
    Veljo Runnel, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Vita Lanfranchi, University of Sheffield, UK

     

     

    Take a look at the ECSA statutes in English or German.

    And join the team, become ECSA member!