The 3rd Scent plenary meeting was hosted by Scent partner IHE Delft Institute for Water Education 7-9 November 2017 in Delft in the Netherlands.
Fifteen months into the project, it was interesting to hear all partners share highlights and updates on the status of their recent work. Impressive progress has been made since the last consortium meeting, and the project is on the right track to meet the set objectives.
The partners presented new developments in the work on citizen engagement, innovative sensors, the crowdsourcing platform, the intelligence engine, flood modelling case studies etc. All 21 attending partners got to unleash their creativity during the interactive workshops that focused on planning the forthcoming pilot activities, identifying volunteers, boosting participation and outlining partner-specific exploitation strategies. Finding and engaging active and motivated citizen scientists being the key to success was emphasised across the workshops.
It was a great pleasure to visit the institute and to get to know Delft at the height of autumn. On behalf of the Scent consortium, we would specifically like to thank our IHE Delft partners Ioana Popescu, Andreja Jonoski, Paolo Paron and Thaine Herman Assumpção for their warm welcome and excellent organisation of the meeting, and Athanasia Tsertou from the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems in Athens for chairing the meeting.
We are looking forward to our next project meeting in Trento in March 2018.
The key to success lies in finding and engaging active and motivated citizen scientists