Workshop Citizen Science

Citizen Science has become a popular notion in the past ten years, but many researchers and policy makers hardly know what the "citizen science" concept means and how "citizen science" can be applied in their own research. When and how can we involve citizens in scientific and policy oriented research? How reliable are the data created or gathered by citizens? What are the prospects and limitations of citizen science?
In this workshop we presented some show cases of citizen science. In addition we analysed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threads of the methodologies used and we discussed how citizen science can contribute in a unique and useful way to scientific and policy oriented research on environmental and sustainability issues.

Program Workshop Citizen Science 

Vierkant achter de circulaire economie

Samen met MilieuChemTox hebben we in dit symposium gekeken naar de mogelijke risico's van de circulaire economie. Wat is het verschil tussen afval en grondstof? Kunnen we de publieke perceptie goed beschrijven? Wat is de rol van de overheid in de transitie? 35 personen waren aanwezig, en hebben na de 4 lezingen een goede discussie gevoerd, aan de hand van een Kahoot quizz.

Programma Vierkant achter de circulaire economie, lezing Huub Rijnaarts, lezing Susanne Waaijers, lezing Jurgen Ganzevles, lezing Mari van Dreumel.

Safe operating space. van theorie naar toepassing in het waterbeheer

Samen met de leerstoelgroep Aquatische Ecologie en Waterkwaliteitsbeheer van Wageningen University hebben we dit seminar georganiseerd. Ongeveer 35 personen hebben 4 interessante lezingen gehoord en deelgenomen aan de interactieve discussie met behulp van stellingen en stemkastjes.

Programma Safe Operating Space, lezing Edwin Peeters, lezing Ingrid van de Leemput, lezing Ruurd Noordhuis, lezing Maarten Ouboter.

ecosystem services: from information to management

Together with the Environmental Systems Analysis chair group we organized this seminar, with approximately 60 persons attending. Follow these links for the program, and the lectures of Lars Hein, Sjoerd Schenau, Ton de Nijs, and Rixt de Jong & Roy Remme.

energy transition: what are the challenges?

Preceding the PhD defence of Mieke van Eerten-Jansen, we organized an interesting symposium. Follow these links for the program, lecture Jan Paul van Soest, lecture Marcel Geers, lecture Ingo Leusbrock

new perspectives in soil remediation

Preceding the PhD defence of Nora Sutton, approximately 45 persons attended the symposium. Program and slides of the speakers.
Program Soil remediation, intro Tim Grotenhuis, lecture Arne Alphenaar, lecture Michelle Crimi, lecture Hauke Smidt, lecture Tessa Pancras, lecture Anton Roeloffzen, lekenpraatje Nora Sutton.

hot topics in environmental sciences

Three afternoons with lectures on nanotechnology, DNA techniques and veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment. In total 40 persons attended the lectures. Program and slides of the speakers are posted here.
Program Hot topics
Nano lectures: Erwin Roex, Nico van den Brink, Evelyn Heugens
DNA lectures: Anton Gerritsen, Bart Wullings, Arjen de Groot
Pharma lectures: Heike Schmitt, Joost Lahr, Caroline Moermond

Buzztox

Op 5 april 2013 vond dit symposium plaats, georganiseerd samen met MilieuChemTox. Met ruim 150 deelnemers was dit een groot succes. 

Programma "BuzzTox" , lezing M. Hoogendoorn, lezing K. van Gestel, lezing R. Luttik lezing J. Wassenberg, lezing C. van Dooremalen 

zoektocht naar De Watermedewerker van de toekomst

Op 7 maart 2013 vond dit symposium plaats, georganiseerd samen met het Netwerk Land & Water, met ongeveer 60 deelnemers.

Programma "Watermedewerker" , lezing Huiberdien Sweeris, lezing Geert Roovers, lezing Sander Dekkerlezing Ine van den Hurk

SUStainable building

On June 8, 2012 the mini-symposium "Sustainable Building" took place in Wageningen. Approximately 20 participants joined this event. You can find the program and the slides of the speakers below.

program "Sustainable Building" , lezing E. Quanjel lezing ,  T. Bakkum lezing J. Feenstra lezing R. Kragt paper E. Quanjel

Plastics in the environment

On November 24, 2011 the mini-symposium "Plastics in the Environment" took place in Wageningen. Approximately 25 participants joined this event. You can find the program and the slides of the speakers below.

program "Plastics in the Environment" , lezing A. Wals ,  lezing A. Bolt lezing ,  J. Dagevos  , lezing K. Molenveld

The role of media in the climate debate

On March the 10th 2011 a joint mini-symposium was held in Wageningen together with "Netwerk Land & Water". The symposium was a great succes with approximately 100 participants. You can find the program here "Media in the climate debate"