SAVE THE DATE!
it is our pleasure to announce the Summer School 2018: Citizen Science in Theory
and Practice which will take place from 15 to 19 October 2018 at the JUFA Hotel
Almtal in Grünau im Almtal, Austria. The summer school is organised by PhD
fellows of the Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe (University of Vienna, Austria;
https://vds-cobene.univie.ac.at/), which financially supports this event, and will be
held in cooperation with the Konrad Lorenz Research Station (http://klf.univie.ac.at/)
and the Cumberland game park Grünau (http://www.wildparkgruenau.at/),
where several Citizen Science (CS) projects are taking place. This event targets
especially students with a Master’s degree, PhD candidates and Post-Docs,
but we also welcome other people interested in conducting a CS research project.
CS is becoming increasingly important within the research community, as one can
gain large, spatially and temporally scaled data sets. But how to get citizen scientists
interested and how to deal with big data? What makes a successful study and where to
publish your data? We will cover all relevant topics associated with CS: from the value
of CS, planning a study, funding, designing apps and motivating citizens (i.e.
communication and recruitment) to analysing big scattered data sets
(using R Statistical Software; participants may also bring their own data so that
they may obtain help in the data analysis by the course instructor; basic knowledge
of R is mandatory), presenting and publishing results.
Apart from keynote talks held by international experts, participants will get hands-on
experiences associated with the respective topics and time to network with the
invited speakers and other participants. We are proud to announce the following
confirmed lecturers (listed alphabetically): Peter Brown (Anglia Ruskin University,
Cambridge), Daniel Dörler (University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna),
Didone Frigerio (University of Vienna, Vienna), Florian Heigl (University of Natural
Resources and Life Science, Vienna), Philipp Hummer (SPOTTERON Citizen Science,
Vienna), Coleman Krawczyk (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth), Anett Richter
(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig), Andrea Sieber
(Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt).
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- work on their own projects
- meet international experts in the area of citizen science
- engage in social events, such as a social dinner and hiking tour,
- enjoy the pleasant setting of the country side of Grünau im Almtal
The summer school is limited to 30 participants. For more information,
please see the attachment or visit: https://vds-cobene.univie.ac.at/ and
Applications are open until 15 July 2018. For registration please send
an informal email with a letter of motivation to Sigrid Hager (vds.cobene[at]univie.ac.at).
When: 15 to 19 October 2018 Where: JUFA Hotel Almtal, Grünau im Almtal, Austria
Costs: € 170 (includes access to 5 days of lectures and practical course work; includes
also accommodation, coffee breaks and all meals except social events)