Citizen Science & Advent - 11 Dec 2019, 16:00-18:15

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Informational and networking event within the support initiative “Exploring Citizen Science” of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy – the “Faculty for Exploration”

The Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy invites researchers and interested faculty members as well as alumni/ae of the Faculty to participate in our interdisciplinary networking event “Citizen Science & Advent”:

11 Dec 2019, 16:00 – 18:15, UZA II, Lecture room 1 (Hörsaal 1, 2A120)
Networking event “Citizen Science & Advent”

Citizen Science as scientific method ...

  • What have we learned from the three pilot projects within the Citizen Science Initiative of our Faculty?
  • Easily acquired data with social impact or data without scientific relevance: What are the chances for citizen science? And which obstacles and pitfalls should be kept in mind?
  • How critical – and how time consuming – is community management for citizen science projects?
  • And, last but not least: Are there funding possibilities?

Discuss these and other questions with researchers and experts of our Faculty, the Natural History Museum Vienna and the Service Unit Research Services and join us for a get-together with roasted chestnuts & mulled wine!

Please register till 2 Dec 2019 here

When, where, who ...

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 16:00 – 18:15

UZA II, Lecture room I (Hörsaal 1, 2A120) 

Open to all interested researchers, faculty members and alumni/ae of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy of the University of Vienna.


  • 16:00 Welcome address - João Alves, Vice Dean for Research & Third Mission of the Faculty for Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, University of Vienna
  • 16:10 Talk "Participatory research: Citizen science & community management @ NHM Vienna" - Iris Ott & Silke Schweiger, Citizen Science contact persons at the Natural History Museum of Vienna / NHM Wien

  • 16:50 Presentation and discussion of pilot studies of the Faculty
    • Hydrometeors View (H-View): Clouds, citizens and machine learning - Manfred Dorninger and Thomas Aistleitner (Department of Meteorology and Geophysics)
    • Revealing Donau City’s landscape through photo-elicitation - Sandra Guinand, Anahi Montalvo Rojo and Mark Scherner (Department of Geography and Regional Research)
    • Citizen Science in biodiversity research: Establishing common research protocols between professional and citizen scientists - Paolo Albano (Department of Palaeontology)
  • 17:50 Funding options for citizen science projects - Tobias Reckling, Research Services and Career Development, University of Vienna
  • 18:10 Concluding remarks: Citizen science & interdisciplinarity at the “Faculty for Exploration”
  • Networking & discussion


We look forward to welcoming you!