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Global, regional, local – challenges and solutions for the visualisation of data from Citizen Science projects


Invitation to the online conference on 27 November 2020

More and more citizens support science with their own observations, analyses and ideas. They count birds, develop safety solutions for cyclists in urban traffic and discover new galaxies through image recognition. So-called Citizen Science projects generate valuable data and sometimes even new exciting research questions. The contributions of the Citizen Science researchers are as varied as the ways in which they are involved in the research process and informed about results.

The research project Experiencing biodiversity – How natural science benefits from interactive web maps has developed an internet portal together with citizen scientists that presents the observation data of a large number of amateur ornithologists in maps for the general public. At the conference we will present our project results and want to discuss these questions with you:

  • How can Citizen Science data be made generally accessible so that non-institutional hobby bird researchers can also benefit from it?
  • What difficulties can arise when processing large amounts of data and how can they be overcome?
  • What needs to be considered when interpreting data collected by Citizen Science and visualising them?
  • Can visualisations motivate participation in Citizen Science projects?
  • How can our results be transferred to other Citizen Science projects?

The conference is jointly organised by the partners in the Biodiversity Project (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien and the Umbrella Association of German Avifaunists) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The event is aimed at all those who collect (spatial) data using Citizen Science and who are interested in the broad utilisation of large amounts of data in particular.

Download conference programme(German only)

Date / conference format / registration

The conference will take place on 27 November 2020 from 10 to 16.30. In order to avoid any health risk, we have chosen a digital format. The participation is free of charge. To register, please send the completed PDF form to artenvielfalt_erleben(at)

You will receive a link in good time before the conference where you can log in to the event. We look forward to your participation.