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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 ...

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Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opération Papillon Biodiversity Biodiversity

Opération Papillon

Garden butterfly monitoring

Opération Papillons aims to improve scientific knowledge on butterflies. The data collected over the long term should help measure the effects of human activities on these species.

Opération Papillon

Participants carry out inventories of butterflies in their gardens or on their balconies, noting the maximum number of individuals seen together for each species. At the end of each week of observation, the data are entered on the observatory website.

Project created
Mainland France

Type of project : Field, online

Level of involvement : Case by case