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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

Lancement de Vigie-Terre, les sciences participatives au service de la géologie

Lancement de Vigie-Terre, les sciences participatives au service de la géologie

Nouvel outil au service de la connaissance de la géologie, Vigie-Terre est un programme de sciences participatives consacré à la diversité géologique. Il a pour objectif de recenser des nouvelles observations géologiques sur le territoire, qu’elles soient le résultat du développement de l’anthropisation ou de phénomènes naturels. Sur le long ...

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Une plateforme européenne pour les sciences participatives

Une plateforme européenne pour les sciences participatives

Une nouvelle plateforme pour mettre en avant les projets et ressources dédiées aux sciences participatives à l'échelle de l'Europe!Issue d'un projet européen porté par le Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Berlin, et dont le MNHN est partenaire, cette plateforme a pour objectif de proposer des ressources aux porteurs de projets de ...

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Projects

BIRDLAB Biodiversity Biodiversity

BIRDLAB

BIRDLAB is a citizen’s observatory that aims to study bird behavior at the feeder in winter. Participation is via a game played on a smartphone or tablet.

BIRDLAB

Participate from a garden, a balcony or a deck by installing two feeders and by watching the birds as they come and go at the feeders using the BirdLab app.

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

Suivi Temporel des Oiseaux Communs (STOC-EPS) Biodiversity Biodiversity

Suivi Temporel des Oiseaux Communs (STOC-EPS)

Breeding bird survey

Assess the spatial and temporal variations in the abundance of common breeding bird populations.

Suivi Temporel des Oiseaux Communs (STOC-EPS)

Standardized counts of common birds

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

Exploration de la biodiversité marine Biodiversity Biodiversity

Exploration de la biodiversité marine

Participation of a network of mollusk expert amateurs in great expeditions

Amateurs who are taxonomy experts contribute in different ways to great expeditions by collecting specimens if the wildlife can be harvested by hand or by diving, by sorting specimens or by describing new shellfish species.

Exploration de la biodiversité marine

Help build knowledge on biodiversity in the marine environment; - Collect specimens by diving or by harvesting them by hand following a specific protocol; - Sort and pack harvested specimens in different taxonomic groups; - Describe new species.

Project created
Open sea

Type of project : Field

Level of involvement : Case by case

Sauvages de ma Rue Biodiversity Biodiversity

Sauvages de ma Rue

Sauvages de ma rue (Wilderness on my street) is a citizens’ observatory from Vigie-Nature that lets urban dwellers learn to identify the wild plants that grow on the streets in their neighborhoods. The data are used for urban ecology research.

Sauvages de ma Rue

Participants carry out inventories of wild plants that grow on city streets. They note the presence of plant species from among 240 plants listed in the protocol and indicate whether they are growing at the base of a tree, on sidewalks, in the grass, etc.

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

Lichens GO! Biodiversity Biodiversity

Lichens GO!

Observe the lichens in town to follow the evolution of air quality

Lichens Go! is a monitoring of lichens growing on trees in cities to better understand the ecology of these organisms and their sensitivity to air pollution.

Lichens GO!

Locate three straight trees. Observe the lichens on their trunks and determine them with the lichens GO key! (available on the site) Enter your observation data and participate in the construction of knowledge on these organisms and on air quality!

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

Oiseaux des Jardins Biodiversity Biodiversity

Oiseaux des Jardins

Garden bird monitoring

Oiseaux des Jardins aims to obtain qualitative and quantitative data to better understand the impact of human activities on bird populations.

Oiseaux des Jardins

Participants identify and count the birds they see in their garden as often as they wish throughout the year. The protocol requires no prior knowledge.

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field

Level of involvement : Case by case

Florilèges prairies urbaines Biodiversity Biodiversity

Florilèges prairies urbaines

Monitoring of urban grassland flora by green space managers

Monitoring of urban grassland flora by green space managers to calculate an ecological indicator for grassland quality in connection with associated management methods.

Florilèges prairies urbaines

Placement of 10 quadrats measuring 1 m x 1 m in the center of a grassland area that is larger than 130 square meters. A survey of the plants growing inside each quadrat is conducted once a year, between June 1 and July 31.

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field

Level of involvement : Once a year

SimParc Biodiversity Biodiversity

SimParc

Simulation de gestion participative de parcs

Exploration de méthodologies participatives de gestion de parcs et espaces protégés pour la conservation de la biodiversité et l’inclusion sociale, fondée sur des techniques informatiques avancées.

SimParc

Développement du prototype informatique (jeu sérieux distribué simulant un conseil de gestion de parc) et des assistants décentralisés (analyse de viabilité, décision, argumentation, négociation).

Project created
Internationally

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

BiblioJazz Science and music Science and music

BiblioJazz

Le catalogue numérique des écrits sur le jazz

BiblioJazz est un catalogue numérique des écrits sur le jazz, international et participatif, réunissant des listes de périodiques et fonds d'archives, et plus de 6000 références de livres, d’articles de journaux, de magazines et de sites web.

BiblioJazz

Auteur, collectionneur, éditeur, chercheur, étudiant et amateur de jazz sont invités à enrichir ce catalogue numérique avec de nouvelles références, ajouts d’informations bibliographiques et des liens internet vers les sites web proposant les textes et documents des références bibliographiques.

Project created
Internationally

Type of project : Online

Level of involvement : Case by case