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Citizen Science Award 2019

city oasis, urban green area, leisure activities

Where are the best places in the city for playing, for sports activities or for meeting with friends? Citizens found and shared places in urban and green areas in Vienna. 

27.09.2016 - 31.12.2020
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German in Austria
language, German in Austria, scavenger hunt

Linguistic landscapes provide information on how people understand and perceive language(s). How does it look like in Austria?

01.07.2017 - 04.07.2019
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Swallows as neighbors?
 District of Tulln, Lower Austria
birds, swallow nests, nestlings

Swallows live close to humans around their houses and farms. Where do they nest in the district of Tulln in Lower Austria?

01.03.2019 - 01.09.2019
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Food History @ exploreAT!
food, history, food culture

Students inquired and documented the history of food in everyday life. 

01.04.2019 - 05.07.2019
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GLOBAL 2000 Litterbug
litter, environment, nature protection

Litter is not supposed to be in nature. In order to find solutions for the litter problem, citizen scientists collected data about where which type of litter can be found.

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breeding behaviour, bird watching, reproductive success

How do greylag geese and northern bald ibises behave at the nest? School classes analysed their breeding behaviour. 

15.03.2019 - 31.08.2019
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Stadt - Land - Bild.
 Vienna, at the Museum of Folk Art and Folk Life
image analysis, longing, urban-rural sentimental

An exhibition at the Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art in Vienna questioned the new longing for rural life and analysed corresponding image politics together with school classes. 

01.11.2018 - 31.10.2019
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Citizen Science Award 2018

Citizen Science Award 2017

Amphibians & Reptiles in Austria
amphibians, reptiles, herpetofauna

Which reptiles and amphibians are threatened by extinction in Austria? How can I find out, which species the animal I found belongs to?

01.01.2002 -
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bee, winter, colony

On which factors does the overwintering success of bee colonies depend? How many bees do not survive the winter’s cold?

01.03.2017 - 31.05.2017
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Early Recognition of developmental disorders
 Graz and surrounding area
Fragile X Syndrome, development, education

What is the Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)? Which behavioural abnormalities accompany the developmental disorder? How can it be diagnosed earlier?

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2018
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Counting squirrels
 Capitals of the Austrian provinces
squirrel, city, population

Which squirrels live in the capitals of the Austrian provinces? Where can I get information about the number of squirrels there?

01.05.2017 - 30.06.2017
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participation, politics, democracy

Via the Political Radar citizens collect options for political participation and share them via an online platform.

01.03.2017 - 28.02.2018
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Playing against phishing
phishing, games, spam

What is phishing? Which fraudulent strategies do criminals use to get their hands on personal data?

01.05.2017 - 30.06.2017
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Our expelled neighbours
 St. Pölten and surrounding area
neighbours, expelled, judaism

How did the lives of the Jewish population of Lower Austria change – before, during and after the Nazi era? How did Christians and Jews live together?

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
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Wasser schafft
water, measurement, nutrient contamination

Do stream regulations have an adverse effect on water and sediment quality? Which differences between regulated and natural streams can be detected in the chemical composition?

01.01.2015 - 30.09.2017
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Citizen Science Award 2016

Abenteuer Faltertage
 independent of location
butterflies, species, observation

The aim of "Abenteuer Faltertage" was to establish a butterfly network all over Austria to explore and protect native butterflies.

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017
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 independent of location
allergies, lifestyle, environment

"ALRAUNE – Tracing allergies" investigates the development of allergies.

01.12.2014 - 31.12.2016
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 Vienna and surroundings
badgers, traces, wild animals

The project "StadtWildTiere" records amimal observations and put a focus on badgers in and around Vienna with "DachsSpurenSuche".

27.05.2015 - 31.12.2017
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Hedgehogs on their way
 Austria / bordering countries
hedgehogs, gardens, animal traces

In this project scientists were looking for interested citizens to explore the distribution of hedgehogs in gardens all over Austria.

01.12.2014 - 30.09.2016
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FotoQuest Austria
land use, landscape, environment

With more detailled and complete data about land use, changes of the landscape and their effects on the environment can be better understood.

09.07.2015 - 30.09.2016
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fruits, trees, climate change

Let’s talk about fruits! Where do they grow? When do they ripen? When is the blossom of apricots in the Wachau in Lower Austria? Are plants influenced by climate change?

01.04.2014 - 30.09.2016
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 independent of location
online labs, experiments, ideas

In "OnlineLabs4All" citizen scientists supported the development of adaptive reusable interfaces for online labs.

01.11.2014 - 31.10.2016
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Let's have a look at our meadows!
Arnica, Wasp Spider, biodiversity

Where is the Wasp Spider on the rise as a result of global warming? Where can you still find the medicinal plant Arnica?

25.03.2015 - 31.12.2016
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Search for the Swedish Narrow Headed Ant
 Inner Oetz Valley
ant, Oetz Valley, distribution

The project investigated the distribution of the endangered Swedish Narrow Headed Ant in the Inner Oetz Valley.

01.05.2015 - 31.12.2016
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Tea Bag Index
 independent of location
tea bags, soil, decomposition

The aim of this project is to measure the decomposition of organic matter by burying tea bags in the soil.

01.07.2010 - 31.12.2018
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Citizen Science Award 2015

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