Citizen Science and Open Data: A model for Invasive Alien Species in Europe
Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are a growing threat to Europe’s biodiversity. A JRC-COST joint workshop held on 8 February 2017 focused on strategies for collecting and sharing data gathered by citizens, with the aim to support a European early warning and rapid information system.
Specifically, the workshop focused on:
- Identifying methods to recognise citizens as stakeholders in policy making, especially how to use currently available data from citizens in environmental policy.
- Identifying best practice for engaging citizens in collecting and sharing data.
- Identifying the technical constraints and solutions for data sharing, management and communication to the relevant authorities.
Read the workshop report here.