Our world is changing rapidly, and one of the new and challenging things is knowledge co-creation in the form of citizen science. So what is it?
Citizen science is a relatively new way of knowledge co-creation, where professional scientists and enthusiastic citizens collaboratively search for answers. While it certainly presents challenges, it also provides a great opportunity for both parties to engage science and nature together, and ultimately, can result in transformative societal changes.
This video showcases the different levels of participation available, and the advantages of, citizen science when researching biodiversity, by illustrating it with a compelling and intimate visual journey through the seas to the backyard.
The research for this film was initiated and financially supported by ALTER-Net, Europe’s ecosystem research network of excellence, within its AHIA program.
The video was created by Hanna Carlson and Bori Mészáros.
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