Projects Top Citizen Science 2015

Here you can find projects of the funding initiative Top Citizen Science, which is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the OeAD. By means of different filters you can search for various kinds of projects.

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Icon-E: Initial Concerns Extended
 Graz and the surrounding area
children, development, abnormalities

“Science meets nursery school”: It is often the day care providers who first raise the suspicion of a childs’ divergent development – as with children with Fragile X Syndrome.

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2020
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 Samothraki, Greece
island, sustainability, future

The aim of the project is to promote a more sustainable future for the Greek island of Samothraki.

15.06.2016 - 14.06.2020
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 Dornbirn, Innsbruck
trees, cities, climate

Trees fulfil important functions in cities. This project enabled citizens to watch the growth of urban trees.

01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
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CODE IT! - Making sense of vaccination policy in Austria
 Austria and beyond
vaccination, virus, press

The socio-politically controversial issue of HPV vaccination was researched by and with young people - the segment of society that is the most affected by it.

01.09.2016 - 30.06.2017
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Inside Trading Cultures
 Greater St. Pölten area
books, literature, ethnography

How does the global trade in books work? What role do book fairs play? In this project citizen scientists participate in ethnographic fieldwork at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017.

01.11.2016 - 31.12.2018
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IsoPROTECT Austria
food, origin, soil

The aim of the project is the systematic creation of a terrestrial and aquatic isotopic landscape of Austria for determining the origin of regionally produced food.

01.07.2016 - 31.12.2018
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participation, politics, democracy

In the project students collected political participation offers and shared the information on the project platform.

01.03.2017 - 31.12.2018
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Care & Heat
 German speaking countries
heat, care, climate change

The rising temperature influences health and care situations. Citizen scientists and health professionals were invited to share their experiences.

01.09.2016 - 30.11.2017
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Our expelled neighbours
 Central Lower Austria
jews, life, history

Participants looked into the lives and fates of the Jewish population in central Lower Austria before, during and after National Socialism.

01.01.2017 - 31.01.2018
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Viel-Falter TCS
butterflies, observing, Austria

This project examined whether and how butterfly observations carried out by non-professional volunteers can be used to support a permanent biodiversity monitoring.

01.11.2016 - 31.12.2019
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Views in*2 Literacies
 independent of location
language, learning, stories

What are the relevant aspects for successful literacy acquisition and language learning? Adolescents and adults reflected about favorable and adverse learning conditions by creating Digital Literacy Narratives.

15.01.2017 - 15.06.2020
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 Mexico, region of Tulum
Mexico, fresh water, monitoring

In Tulum, a small Mexican town at the Caribbean coast, citizens and scientists join to prise out valuable information of a vast hidden karst groundwater regime for learning more about their important water resource.

01.11.2016 - 31.07.2019
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