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Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "ECSAnVis" data sheet

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city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 2˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2021-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) coordinator 2˙500˙000.00


 Project objective

The challenge of Extreme Citizen Science is to enable any community, regardless of literacy or education, to initiate, run, and use the result of a local citizen science activity, so they can be empowered to address and solve issues that concern them. Citizen Science is understood here as the participation of members of the public in a scientific project, from shaping the question, to collecting the data, analysing it and using the knowledge that emerges from it. Over the past 3 years, under the leadership of Prof. Muki Haklay, the Extreme Citizen Science programme at UCL has demonstrated that non-literate people and those with limited technical literacy can participate in formulating research questions and collecting the data that is important to them. Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation (ECSAnVis) takes the next ambitious step – developing geographical analysis and visualisation tools that can be used, successfully, by people with limited literacy, in a culturally appropriate way. At the core of the proposal is the imperative to see technology as part of socially embedded practices and culture and avoid ‘technical fixes’. The development of novel, socially and culturally accessible Geographic Information System (GIS) interface and underlying algorithms, will provide communities with tools to support them to combine their local environmental knowledge with scientific analysis to improve environmental management. In an exciting collaboration with local indigenous partners on case studies in critically important, yet fragile and menaced ecosystems in the Amazon and the Congo-basin, our network of anthropologists, ecologists, computer scientists, designers and electronic engineers will develop innovative hardware, software and participatory methodologies that will enable any community to use this innovative GIS. The research will contribute to the fields of geography, geographic information science, anthropology, development, agronomy and conservation.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Veljko Pejovic, Artemis Skarlatidou
Understanding Interaction Design Challenges in Mobile Extreme Citizen Science
published pages: 1-20, ISSN: 1044-7318, DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2019.1630934
International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction 2019-11-22
2019 Skarlatidou, A.; Trimm, C.; Vitos, M.; Haklay, M.
Designing Collaborative Data Collection Interfaces for Low-literate Users
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
In: Proceedings of 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET): Salzburg, Austria. (2019) 1 2019-11-22
2019 Artemis Skarlatidou, Monika Suskevics, Claudia Göbel, Baiba Prūse, Loreta Tauginiené, Andre Mascarenhas, Marzia Mazzonetto, Alice Sheppard, Judy Barrett, Muki Haklay, Avinoam Baruch, Elina-Aikaterini Moraitopoulou, Kat Austen, Imane Baïz, Aleksandra Berditchevskaia, Eszter Berényi, Simon Hoyte, Lotte Kleijssen, Gitte Kragh, Martine Legris, Alicia Mansilla-Sanchez, Christian Nold, Michalis Vit
The Value of Stakeholder Mapping to Enhance Co-Creation in Citizen Science Initiatives
published pages: , ISSN: 2057-4991, DOI: 10.5334/cstp.226
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice 4/1 2019-11-22
2019 Artemis Skarlatidou, Alexandra Hamilton, Michalis Vitos, Muki Haklay
What do volunteers want from citizen science technologies? A systematic literature review and best practice guidelines
published pages: A02, ISSN: 1824-2049, DOI: 10.22323/2.18010202
Journal of Science Communication 18/01 2019-08-06
2019 Artemis Skarlatidou, Marisa Ponti, James Sprinks, Christian Nold, Muki Haklay, Eiman Kanjo
User experience of digital technologies in citizen science
published pages: , ISSN: 1824-2049, DOI: 10.22323/2.18010501
Journal of Science Communication 18/01 2019-08-05
2017 G. Newman, M. Chandler, M. Clyde, B. McGreavy, M. Haklay, H. Ballard, S. Gray, R. Scarpino, R. Hauptfeld, D. Mellor, J. Gallo
Leveraging the power of place in citizen science for effective conservation decision making
published pages: 55-64, ISSN: 0006-3207, DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.07.019
Biological Conservation 208 2019-08-05
2019 Skarlatidou Artemis, Trimm Caroline, Vitos Michalis, Haklay Muki
Designing Collaborative Data Collection Interfaces for Low-literate Users
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.18420/ecscw2019_ep02
Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 3, no. 1 Proceedings of 17th European Co 2019-08-05
2017 Patrick Rickles, Muki Haklay, Claire Ellul, Artemis Skarlatidou
Citizen Science with GIS&T
published pages: , ISSN: 2577-2848, DOI: 10.22224/gistbok/2017.3.5
Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge 2017/Q3 2019-06-13
2017 Simon Hoyte
Indigenous Elephant Hunters And Extreme Citizen Science
published pages: 44-45, ISSN: , DOI:
UCL Anthropolitan 14 2019-06-13
2017 Ulrike Sturm, Sven Schade, Luigi Ceccaroni, Margaret Gold, Christopher Kyba, Bernat Claramunt, Muki Haklay, Dick Kasperowski, Alexandra Albert, Jaume Piera, Jonathan Brier, Christopher Kullenberg, Soledad Luna
Defining principles for mobile apps and platforms development in citizen science
published pages: e21283, ISSN: 2367-7163, DOI: 10.3897/rio.3.e21283
Research Ideas and Outcomes 3 2019-06-13
2018 Mordechai (Muki) Haklay, Suvodeep Mazumdar, Jessica Wardlaw
Citizen Science for observing and understanding the Earth
published pages: 69-88, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-65633-5_4
2017 M V Eitzel, Jessica L Cappadonna, Chris Santos-Lang, Ruth Ellen Duerr, Arika Virapongse, Sarah Elizabeth West, Christopher Conrad Maximillian Kyba, Anne Bowser, Caren Beth Cooper, Andrea Sforzi, Anya Nova Metcalfe, Edward S Harris, Martin Thiel, Mordechai Haklay, Lesandro Ponciano, Joseph Roche, Luigi Ceccaroni, Fraser Mark Shilling, Daniel Dörler, Florian Heigl, Tim Kiessling, Brittany Y Davis, Qijun Jiang
Citizen Science Terminology Matters: Exploring Key Terms
published pages: 1, ISSN: 2057-4991, DOI: 10.5334/cstp.96
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice 2/1 2019-06-13

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