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CROPS

Curating, Replicating, Orchestrating, and Propagating Citizen Science across Europe

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CROPS supports the transition of citizen science from small-scale to a Europe-wide level, moving it towards a modern, open-science approach.

The Problem

Citizen science has the potential to create real societal and scientific impact. However, many citizen science initiatives start at a small-scale, face technical and practical challenges and lack support and resources.

Aims

CROPS aspires to inform and evolve the EU Research & Innovation system so that it can adequately support the transition of citizen science from small-scale to a Europe-wide level, moving it towards a modern, open-science approach.

Approach

CROPS will identify the most suitable citizen science initiatives for upscaling to the Europe-wide level, and in doing so will develop protocols, resources and examples of best practice for the upscaling of citizen science activities, helping practitioners to fully realise the potential impact of their activities. This support will be tailored to all different types of citizen science.

Our role and how the project relates to our work

As experts in citizen science, Earthwatch will be involved in all project activities.

Partners

  • INOVA+ INNOVATION SERVICES (coordinator)
  • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
  • IDEAS FOR CHANGE
  • EUN Partnership AISBL (European Schoolnet)
  • OUTBE S.R.L. SOCIETA BENEFIT
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