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Scent mid-term review meeting in Brussels

Looking back, looking ahead

On Thursday 17th May 2018 the Scent consortium, the European Commission Project Officer and the external reviewer gathered for the project’s mid-term review meeting in the heart of the EU. The Scent project team presented the work conducted in the first 18 months and outlined the next steps and plans for future activities. Read more

Scent at Nordic Game 2018

Scent partner XTeam Software Solutions srls took part in the annual Nordic Game conference held in Malmö, Sweden on 23-25 May 2018. Nordic Game is a leading game conference in Europe and serves as a venue for developers, publishers, and financial backers to meet, network and catch up on the latest news in the world of gaming. This year, Nordic Game hosted over 2,000 professionals in the field. Read more

WeObserve launches its first Communities of Practice

Are you interested in citizen science and citizens’ observatories? Join a WeObserve Community of Practice!

The WeObserve project will launch its first three Communities of Practice at the Citizen Science Workshop Day of the 2nd International ECSA Conference at the University of Geneva on 6th June 2018.

Read more and register for the CoP launch workshop here: https://www.weobserve.eu/launch-weobserve-communities-practice/

Scent Spotlight series – Kinga Cîmpan, Romanian Ornithological Society

In today’s Spotlight feature we are pleased to introduce the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) and Kinga Cîmpan, Ecologist at SOR.

SOR is an independent non-governmental organisation founded in 1990. It is Romania’s largest wildlife conservation charity aiming to conserve and study wild bird species, their habitats and sites in Romania. SOR strives to increase people’s awareness of environmental sustainability and works for the protection of biodiversity and bird fauna. As the Romanian partner of BirdLife International, SOR carries out its policy and strategy with a joint global target: conservation of birds and their habitats. Read more

Meet the Scent Explore gaming characters!

Our partners from XTeam are making good progress on the development of the Scent Explore gaming app. The app will be launched this summer, and you can already have a sneak peek at the game by checking out the cute animal characters:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIsYktdt5p8RJUwCMA_ESFg

Scent plenary meeting in Trento

The latest Scent plenary meeting was held on 20–22 March in Trento, Italy. The three-day project meeting was hosted by Trento-based project partner U-Hopper on their brand-new Impact Hub premises. 20 partners representing all 10 partner organisations gathered in the Alpine town to discuss project progress, exchange ideas and agree on next steps. Read more

Scent Spotlight series – Athanasios Chaldeakis, Region of Attica

In today’s Spotlight feature, we are proud to present Scent partner Region of Attica and Athanasios Chaldeakis, Project Manager of Scent on behalf of Region of Attica.

Region of Attica is the regional authority governing the wider area of the Athens metropolis. Read more

Scent Spotlight series – Harris Georgiou, Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica

We recently spoke to Harris Georgiou, volunteer with the Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica (HRTA).

HRTA is an independent non-profit organisation, a union of citizens and a community centre consisting entirely of volunteers who offer their time, expertise, knowledge and personal effort to assist fellow citizens in cases of emergency. Read more

Scent at SCI:COM 2017 in Dublin

Scent participated in SCI:COM, the largest science communication event in Ireland, on Thursday 7th December 2017.

This year, the focus of SCI:COM was on involvement and collaboration in research. The conference offered a full day of thought-provoking discussions and talks by inspirational speakers on engaging topics. Key questions included how to successfully work with the public, how to get new people on board and how to widen the engagement with communities we don’t currently reach. As Scent is all about involving citizens in science, SCI:COM was highly relevant to the project and offered new insights into citizen engagement strategies.    Read more

The Irish Times and citizen science

Over the next six months, the Irish daily newspaper the Irish Times will be promoting citizen science projects in Ireland by collaborating with citizen science researchers across the country. The aim is to raise awareness about citizen science among the public, to generate new ideas and to get citizens to participate actively.   Read more