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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

Particip-Arc : le portail des acteurs de la recherche culturelle participative

Particip-Arc : le portail des acteurs de la recherche culturelle participative

Particip-Arc est le réseau des acteurs des recherches culturelles participatives, créé en 2017 avec le soutien du Ministère de la Culture, pour favoriser le partage d’expérience entre membres et l’analyse réflexive des pratiques mais aussi pour promouvoir et développer les sciences participatives dans les domaines de la culture. Afin de ...

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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 ...

Annonces
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Projects

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

Suivi Temporel des Rhopalocères de France (STERF) Biodiversity Biodiversity

Suivi Temporel des Rhopalocères de France (STERF)

Butterfly survey

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

Suivi Temporel des Rhopalocères de France (STERF)

Standardized counts of common butterflies

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case

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

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

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

Suivi des oiseaux par marquage Biology Biology

Suivi des oiseaux par marquage

Centre de Recherches sur la Biologie des Populations d'Oiseaux

Suivre les oiseaux en les marquant pour connaître leur devenir, leurs déplacements, leurs migrations. Les données recueillies permettent de documenter la biologie des populations d'oiseaux sauvages en France.

Suivi des oiseaux par marquage

Pour tout le monde : signaler au CRBPO tout oiseau sauvage porteur de marques. Pour les ornithologues avancés : se former aux méthodes de capture, marquage et mesure des oiseaux afin d'obtenir un 'permis de baguage' d'oiseaux.

Project created
All over France

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

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

Suivi Temporel des Libellules (STELI) Biodiversity Biodiversity

Suivi Temporel des Libellules (STELI)

Damsel and dragonfly survey

Assess the spatial and temporal variations in the abundance of odonata populations.

Suivi Temporel des Libellules (STELI)

Standardized counts of common odonata

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online