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The collective intelligence challenge

Collaborative endeavors between scientists and civil society stakeholders have developed significantly in recent years. This growth is driven by public interest in the scientific approach and culture, as well as by the need to find solutions to complex issues (economic, social, health, environmental, cultural, educational and ethical). Digital technology has helped foster the development of this type of collaboration, drawing on both artificial and collective intelligence.

Citizen science relies on cooperation and public participation to produce knowledge in a manner that approaches the scientific, ethical, legal and technology issues of research from a broader perspective.

Finding answers together has thus become the great collective intelligence challenge of the 21st century.

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News & events

Journée Jeunes Chercheur.es

Journée Jeunes Chercheur.es

Le réseau Particip-Arc (acteurs des recherches culturelles participatives) organise une journée jeunes chercheur.es le 16 novembre à l'auditorium de la Grande Galerie de l'Evolution. Les travaux des doctorants et post-doctorants seront présentés au travers de trois axes : 1/ Le(s) périmètre(s) de la recherche culturelle participative; 2/ Méthodologie et outils ...

Appel à contribution
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Prix recherche participative

Prix recherche participative

Pour la deuxième année, et dans le cadre du plan Science avec et pour la société porté par le MESRI, l'INRAE lance un appel à candidature pour décerner un Prix qui récompensera des travaux de recherche menés selon une démarche participative. Deux catégories sont prévues : recueil citoyen et co-construction. ...

Prix
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Projects

Suivi Hivernal des Oiseaux Communs (SHOC) Biodiversity Biodiversity

Suivi Hivernal des Oiseaux Communs (SHOC)

Wintering bird survey

Assess the spatial and temporal variations in the abundance of winter populations of common birds.

Suivi Hivernal des Oiseaux Communs (SHOC)

Standardized counts of common birds

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

Plankton Planet Biodiversity Biodiversity

Plankton Planet

Océanographie 3.0

-Créer de nouvelles connaissances sur la biologie évolutive du plancton et la dynamique écologique des océans. -Influencer la prise de conscience collective sur le microbiome (l'ensemble des genomes microbiens) océanique et sur son impact planétaire

Plankton Planet

Grâce à la mise à disposition d’une boîte à outils simple d’instruments scientifiques (en 2020), échantillonnages de plancton, partage d’images et de données génétiques du plancton en vue d’une évaluation de la biodiversité aquatique.

Project created
Open sea

Type of project : Field

Level of involvement : Case by case

LITTOROC - LITTer dynamics Observatory in the River-Ocean Continuum Environment Environment

LITTOROC - LITTer dynamics Observatory in the River-Ocean Continuum

The project aims to understand the origin and estimate the quantity of litter, and especia.

LITTOROC - LITTer dynamics Observatory in the River-Ocean Continuum

- Monitoring of accumulated macro waste - Raising awareness of pollution and encouraging reflection on waste life cycles - Testing mapping with drones to estimate waste quantities

Project in test phase
Internationally

Type of project : Field

Level of involvement : Once a day

Protocole Papillons Gestionnaires Biodiversity Biodiversity

Protocole Papillons Gestionnaires

Butterfly monitoring for green space managers

Monitoring of butterflies in green spaces by professional gardeners to measure changes in populations and assess the impact of management practices on butterflies

Protocole Papillons Gestionnaires

Observers conduct timed species counts (ten-minute counts along a transect) three times a year (June, July, August) to identify and count the butterflies they observe.

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Once a month

Espèces Exotiques Envahissantes - Faune Introduite en France (EEE-FIF) Biodiversity Biodiversity

Espèces Exotiques Envahissantes - Faune Introduite en France (EEE-FIF)

EEE-FIF makes it possible to share information for the monitoring of animal species introduced in mainland and overseas France. It also helps contribute to expertise and research on these species as well as the French National Natural Heritage Inventory (INPN).

Espèces Exotiques Envahissantes - Faune Introduite en France (EEE-FIF)

- Report and monitor an introduced animal species or one that has not yet been observed - Report on biological invasions (bibliographical references, evaluation methods)

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Online

Level of involvement : Case by case

Français de nos Régions Languages ​​and IT Languages ​​and IT

Français de nos Régions

Français de nos Régions

The project aims to document variations of the French language spoken around the world from a linguistic geography perspective.

Français de nos Régions

Internet users are invited to participate in “language vitality” surveys. The survey results can be viewed as labeled maps on a blog. The blog posts are shared on social media, which in turn helps recruit new participants

Project created
All over France

Type of project : Online

Level of involvement : Once a quarter

Vigie-Nature École Biodiversity Biodiversity

Vigie-Nature École

A network of students to advance science

Vigie-Nature École offers French teachers the opportunity to monitor what is known as “common” biodiversity by implementing scientific protocols with their students.

Vigie-Nature École

Nine citizen’s observatories are currently available for preschool to high school-aged students to study various groups of species such as snails, insects, urban flora and birds.

Project created
All over France

Type of project : Field

Level of involvement : Case by case

Observatoire Agricole de la Biodiversité Biodiversity Biodiversity

Observatoire Agricole de la Biodiversité

Better understand biodiversity in agricultural environments, how it evolves and its links

Develop tracking indicators to monitor biodiversity status in agricultural environments and raise awareness among agricultural professionals about practices to support biodiversity

Observatoire Agricole de la Biodiversité

The OAB offers agricultural professionals four standardized protocols they can use to observe wild fauna on their land. The collected data are analyzed at the MNHN.

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field

Level of involvement : Case by case

Patrimoine Fondjomekwet Heritage - culture - society Heritage - culture - society

Patrimoine Fondjomekwet

This research program aims to present the heritage of the Fondjomekwet chieftaincy. It also studies the mechanisms underlying the heritage selection process and local representations associated with the museum and visitors.

Patrimoine Fondjomekwet

A participatory inventory is being carried out with representatives of the Fondjomekwet chieftaincy about what the communities consider to be their heritage. Work still needs to be done on the cultural practices promoted by the diaspora.

Project created
Internationally

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case