How can we measure the impact of citizen science?

Project specs




Sasha Woods



Funding agency

The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824711




The MICS project has developed a state-of-the-art tool for assessing citizen science’s impact. Five case studies explore how citizen scientists are working together to monitor nature-based solutions and to protect the environment. The free-to-use, open-access platform is available to anyone looking to improve their assessment of impact. Nature-based solutions are actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.

Researcher Profile

MICS is the work of six European partners:

  • Earthwatch is an environmental charity with science at its heart.
  • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world.
  • The Alto Adriatico Water Authority (AAWA) is a Public Body responsible for the management of the rivers flowing into the Northern Adriatic Sea
  • GEONARDO is an innovation and technology company active in the environment and sustainable development fields.
  • RRC is the national expert advice centre for best practice river restoration, habitat enhancement and catchment management
  • GeoEcoMar is an R&D institute established under the co-ordination of the RomanianMinistry of Education and Research, focusing on the complex interactions of the Danube River Delta - Black Sea macro-system.

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