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On 8th March 2021 Perrine Machuel posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

What we learned about air pollution in Lambeth

Pollution concentrations are shown to skyrocket, the bigger the road or the traffic intersection. In terms of exposure and health impact for vulnerable demographics (such as children), what happens when a school is located near busy road networks? Unsurprisingly, this is often the case in dense urban areas and London is no exception.

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On 30th November 2020 Maria posted in Projects, Uncategorised

Meanwhile, in Kampala…

Against all odds, the project we initiated in February to tackle odour pollution in the capital city of Uganda progresses. Neither COVID nor national elections have been able to stop the work that we are doing with schools and markets.

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On 24th November 2020 Hannah posted in Events, News, Uncategorised

Climate Emergency- Help!

Aside from having the luxury of not having to present at a conference for once, attending the online Climate Emergency Conference was a real treat! It was inspiring to hear about so many people working together to help the UK reach its Carbon Zero target. From Councils to activists, farmers to consumers, we all have our role to play.

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On 27th October 2020 Perrine Machuel posted in Featured, News, Projects

Tackling Odour Pollution in Southall and Hayes

In 2018, residents in Southall and Hayes, West London, started a campaign calling for authorities to tackle air and odour pollution occurring during the redevelopment of a former gas site in the area. The campaign Clean Air for Southall and Hayes (CASH) aims to raise awareness and create momentum to take action about the air and odour issues that residents are facing. 

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On 11th September 2020 Maria posted in Events, News

Our first online ECSA conference

It’s always a pleasure to meet the global citizen science community, the most participative and critical-spirit of all! To be honest, we had our doubts about how engaging a 5-day online conference would be. Now, we can only be grateful for the tremendous effort the ECSA team has made to adapt the format to the current COVID restrictions.

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On 17th August 2020 Hannah posted in Events, News, Training

Webinar content now available!

In July, Mapping for Change held a webinar to invite local authorities and other environment professionals to consider citizen science as a cost effective way to support environmental monitoring and community engagement.

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On 10th July 2020 Maria posted in Events, News, Training, Uncategorised

Webinar – Incorporating Citizen Science into Environmental Monitoring

In the line of our previous post, we’re still exploring alternative ways to do our bit in difficult times. Today, we’d like share some of the learnings from 12 years worth of experience in using citizen science for environmental monitoring.

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On 29th April 2020 Hannah posted in Uncategorised

Engagement during the lockdown

Admittedly, community engagement and extreme citizen science aren’t easy tasks while socially distancing. Sadly therefore, some of our research projects have been temporarily put on the back burner. However, we are still achieving great things in isolation.

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On 25th March 2020 Louise posted in News, Projects, Training

Kampala NOSES

Before life as we knew it, was turned upside down, we spent a hectic February running a series of events and activities to launch the Kampala NOSES project in Uganda.
Odour pollution
, is a worldwide problem which causes distress for many communities, yet it is currently under-regulated and does not achieve the attention it deserves.

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On Maria posted in News, Training

Citizen science to support natural resources management in Andalusia

Despite the variety and number of citizen science projects existing across the globe, there is a gap in the use of citizen science methodologies for natural resources management in the global North. Having identified this, we developed and delivered the first ever course on this topic, organised by the Department of Forest Engineering at the University of Córdoba, Spain.

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