How can we measure the impact of citizen science?
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.
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.