Be part of our community!

We want to create a diverse community of people interested in citizen sciencetechnology and nature to co-create and test the new generation of technological services for citizen observatories. You can find out everything you need to know to decide which group you want to join on this page. Note that everyone is welcome to be part of our community. We are looking for all kinds of profiles to participate in our activities! 

Cos4Cloud co-design community

We want to enrich the Cos4Cloud project by creating a co-design community. If you join this group, you will collaborate to co-create the ten services we are developing with a bottom-up,user-centred approach. 

Co-design goes beyond consultation. It is about building and deepening equal collaboration among citizens to resolve a particular challenge. Therefore, if you are part of our community, you will directly contribute to improving citizen science technology. We are looking for people from civil society, citizen observatory communities, NGOs, industry and SMEs, local governments and public institutions, and academia. Experts through training, experts through experience, amateurs and anyone else; all are welcome to participate!

Participate in co-design creative sessions

During the co-design sessions, you will be guided by a facilitator through a set of different phases: understanding the service to be co-designed, sharing your opinion and desired functionalities that you think the service should have, evaluating the service usability, etc.​

Make your ideas and solutions come true!

The services will be designed by you, for you. So, we will consider your feedback, needs and requirements to maximize the services' usability. Plus, we will keep you updated on future developments related to the project or service.

Be part of a diverse community

You will interact with people from different countries and diverse areas of expertise. With this variety of perspectives, we will be able to create innovative new solutions to boost citizen science technologies. This result would not be possible if each participant tackled the challenge individually. That is why we need you!

You can choose the sessions you want to participate in

We will carry out three co-design workshops for each of the ten services, from the beginning to the end of the project!

We will publicly acknowledge your contributions

We will make visible (if you agree) your contribution to the community on our website, social media and at the events we organize.

Cos4Cloud testing community

Are you interested in citizen science and technology? Do you want to go out and observe nature? Are you involved in a citizen science project on environmental qualityCos4Cloud testing community is the placefor you!

You don’t need any specific knowledge to participate. We will have a wide variety of activities you can contribute to. By joining us, you will collaborate to improve the technological performance of citizen science observatories. Ultimately, you will help overcome the challenges that citizen science communities currently face in processing data, images and videos. 

Participate in exclusive activities

We will organize different kinds of testing activities such as BioBlitzs (collecting biodiversity observations), Hackathons, Datathons, citizen science data analysis and validation, building Do It Yourself (DIY) devices, education and citizen science, etc. You can join as many activities as you want!

Share your opinions & experiences

During the testing activities (Hackathons, Bioblitzs, DIY tutorials, etc.), we will ask you to document your experiences so that we can improve the services. Of course, you will not be on your own. We will guide you through this task.

Learn & interact with a diverse team

We give you the chance to learn about citizen science, technology and nature, as well as citizen science and technology transfer, among other things. Plus, you will interact with a diverse group of people with various abilities (developers, coders, naturalists, etc.).

You will be able to choose the activities you want to participate in

Note: you don’t have to participate in all our activities, only the ones that suit you best!

We will publicly acknowledge your contributions

We will make visible (if you agree) your contribution to the community on our website, social media and at the events we organize.