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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

Appel à projet "Recherches Participatives"

Appel à projet "Recherches Participatives"

L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche lance un appel à projet pour soutenir les démarches de recherches participatives.Le premier appel « Recherches participatives 1 » vise à soutenir le développement de projets émanant de collectifs déjà constitués autour d’une problématique scientifique conjointement élaborée par des acteurs académiques et non-académiques. Il est ...

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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 ...

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Projects

Vigie-Terre Astronomy - geology Astronomy - geology

Vigie-Terre

Vigie-Terre is a citizen science project under development at the French National Museum of Natural History that objectives to allow volunteers to report and describe fresh, visible outcrops.

Vigie-Terre

An online reporting protocol has been developed to locate and describe a fresh outcrop and allow geologists scattered throughout the territory to assess the geological interest of the site.

Project created
All over 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

ValEuRT History - archeology History - archeology

ValEuRT

Vallée de l’Eure : une rivière, des territoires

Restituer et comprendre la dynamique d’occupation du territoire en interaction avec l’environnement naturel pour mieux évaluer les risques aussi bien archéologiques qu’environnementaux

ValEuRT

La conduite de ce programme s’appuie sur des campagnes de prospections archéologiques et d’apports de connaissances auxquels tout un chacun peut contribuer, y compris la population et les acteurs locaux

Project created
French regions

Type of project : Field

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

Vigie-Flore Biodiversity Biodiversity

Vigie-Flore

Common flora monitoring

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

Vigie-Flore

Standardized counts of common plants

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

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

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

WASAF Environment Environment

WASAF

Projet de surveillance participative de la lagune Aghien – Côte d’Ivoire

Impliquer les populations riveraines dans la surveillance des proliférations de cyanobactéries et d’autres dysfonctionnements de la lagune Aghien, à l’aide d’une application mobile (EpiCollect 5)

WASAF

Les réponses à un court questionnaire (couleur de l’eau, poissons morts, détritus, etc.) accompagnées de photos géo-localisées et datées sont transmises à la plateforme WaSAf hébergée par le site EpiCollect 5

Project created
Internationally

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