When an environmental conflict emerges – such as a community protest over a local noisy factory or planned expansion of an airport – the valid evidence needs to be based on scientific data collection.
This aspect of environmental justice struggle is encouraging communities to carry out ‘Citizen Science’ in which scientific measurements and analysis are carried out by members of local communities so they can develop an evidence base and set out action plans to deal with problems in their area.
Mapping for Change has expertise in promoting ‘Citizen Science’ by engaging public and scientific data collection in any given area.
The data collected can then be analysed, compared with official information and displayed on a map. This process has proved to be an efficient way in bringing environmental problems to the policy arena.
What we can do
- Design survey and data collection methods
- Recruit participants and facilitate stakeholder engagement
- Train participants
- Organise data collection and participation
- Provide data analysis
- Create paper based and online maps to display and compare results
If you are interested in finding out more about Citizen Science and how we could help you or your organisation, please have a look into our Project’s page . Or if there is project ideas that you would like to discuss call us on 020 7679 2296 or contact us.