OTTERS Workshop - The State of the Art in Aquatic Citizen Science

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany
Location: Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany
Start: Wednesday February 8th, 2023
End: Wednesday February 8th, 2023

The OTTERS Workshop, entitled ‘The State of the Art in Aquatic Citizen Science’ will take place in Berlin, Germany on 8th February 2023. There will be a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.

This event will focus on engaging a wide range of professionals from various fields on the topic of aquatic citizen science. Speakers from projects involved in aquatic citizen science will present and contribute their expertise to the workshop.

Iliad partners AUA, Ramani, UoH, and DUTH will participate as speakers and present the topics ‘The Mediterranean Jellyfish Citizen Science Network’, ‘Co-creating citizen science apps’, and ‘Turning Twitter into an environmental Citizen Science data pool’ during the workshop.


The OTTERS project focuses on embedding citizen science in initiatives seeking societal transformation for sustainable marine and freshwater ecosystems. The project views citizen science as an effective tool for fostering citizen engagement and governance of the natural environment. This includes freshwater and marine domains.

Time (CET)TopicPresenter
9:00Arrival and registration
9:30Opening remarksGarabet Kazanjian (AUA)
9:40The role of Citizen Science in the era of the Green Deal and of the Decade of the OceanECSA
10:00Co-creating citizen science appsValentijn Venus (RAMANI)
10:20The Mediterranean Jellyfish Citizen Science NetworkDori Edelist* (UoH)
11:10ProBleuJaume Piera* (CSIC)
11:30Freshwater Watch + MICS ToolsSteven Loiselle (CSGI)
12:00"Turning Twitter into an environmental Citizen Science data pool"Georgios Sylaios (DUTH)
12:154th Lake Observations by CS and Satellites ( Pavelsky* (UNC)
12:35Open discussion, roadmap towards collaboration/coordination and wrap up
13:00End of workshop
*To be presented remotely.
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