Citizen Science: making volcanologists out of members of the public

Monday March 10, 2014
Citizen science projects, in which members of the public collect and analyse data (such as the RSPB annual garden bird survey) or scan images and pick out items of interest (Galaxy Zoo; ClickToCure ) have become a valuable tool in achieving tasks that would be too expensive or time consuming for research scientists to accomplish through other means.

Volcanologist Jonathan Stone from the University of East Anglia/British Geological Survey will describe the fascinating world of volcano citizen science. From photography to water sampling and quadcopters to quadrats – the benefits of volcano citizen science can extend far beyond the data! Think that being in the UK excludes you from being a citizen volcanologist…? Think again!

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