[HOT] Live Webcast: Muki Haklay on Environmental Information - the role of experts and the public

Lea Shanley lashanley at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 02:00:37 UTC 2014

The Commons Lab of the Wilson Center will be live webcasting a presentation
by Muki Haklay (who has worked with the OSM community) on Tuesday, April
29th at 10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT on the role of Citizen Science and
crowd-mapping for environmental data/environmental policy.

Submit questions and comments to #CommonsLab Twitter.

Watch live webcast during event here: http://bit.ly/1izheyQ


Access to environmental information and its use in environmental
decision-making are central pillars of environmental democracy. Yet, not
much attention is paid to the question of who is producing it, and for
whom? By examining the history of environmental information, since passage
of the National Environmental Policy Act in 1969, three eras can be
identified: information produced by experts, for experts (1969-1992);
information produced by experts to be shared by experts and the public
(1992-2011); and information produced by experts and the public to be
shared by experts and the public. At the same, there has been unprecedented
change in information is accessed and shared.

Please join us for a discussion with Muki Haklay about how this information
informs environmental decision-making, with special attention to the role
of geographical information and citizen science. Haklay is a professor of
Geographical Information Science at University College London and he
co-directs the Extreme Citizen Science group. More information can be found
here <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites>.


*Date: April 29, 2014*
*Time: 10:00-11:30 am*

*5th Floor Conference Room*
*Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars*
*1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW*
*Washington, DC 20004*

*RSVP here:
*Directions to the Wilson Center: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

*The event will be live webcast,* *for which you do not need to RSVP.  To
watch during the event follow this link here:*

*This event is co-hosted* with the Environmental Change and Security
the Wilson Center.

Lea Shanley
Director, Commons Lab
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Work Email: Lea.Shanley at wilsoncenter.org
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