To ensure that our research is relevant to government, industry and citizens we are actively seeking the participation of all of these groups in order to shape our research plans. There is a range of ways that you can participate in Hub research.
Indigenous Science Conversations in National Science Week
For National Science Week 2018, CAUL Hub is collaborating with four other NESP Hubs to host two panel discussions on Indigenous scientific knowledge and practice.
The two events will be co-hosted by and held at Questacon in Canberra on the 15th August.
Speakers will present approaches to incorporating Indigenous knowledge and values into climate science, biodiversity, threatened species recovery, urban planning, land use and freshwater and marine ecology.
Session 1: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Session 2: 5:45pm for a 6:15pm start, event concluding 8:00pm
RSVP through Eventbrite by August 1 or until tickets are sold (limited capacity so get your ticket ASAP).
The Living Pavilion - a multi-disciplinary event space
The Living Pavilion is a collaboration between the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, Thrive Research Hub, The Living Stage, AILA Vic and The University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct. It will be a temporary event space for CLIMARTE’s ‘Art+Climate=Change’ festival (23rd April - 19th May 2019).
The project is envisioned as a recyclable, biodegradable, edible and biodiverse event space that celebrates Indigenous knowledge systems, ecological science and sustainable design through participatory arts practice. It is also a key research and knowledge translation project.
We will be using The Living Pavilion as a “Living Lab” - to test, monitor and engage students, stakeholders and the general community in a range of urban greening, biodiversity, place making, social science, art and design research.
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Interested in Citizen Science?
The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub integrates Citizen Science projects into its research. This includes the following current, recent or upcoming projects.
CAUL Urban Wildlife App
The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub has released a citizen science app, available for both iOS and Android. This app lets you help to monitor native wildlife in Australian cities.
The CAUL Urban Wildlife app allows observations of bell frogs, beneficial insects and flying foxes.
You can record sightings of bell frogs, beneficial insects and flying foxes, view all of your previous records, and see a map of where other citizen scientists have recorded sightings in your area. Users from all states and territories in Australia can participate.
The data you record about the behaviours of urban wildlife will help scientists at the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub to better understand how we can manage native wildlife and their habitats so that their populations can persist and co-exist with humans.
Further information about the Bell Frogs Citizen Science project can be found here
Further information about the Flying Foxes Citizen Science project can be found here
Further information about the Beneficial Insects Citizen Science project can be found here
Melbourne Air Pollution Citizen Science Project
Residents of Melbourne are invited to contribute to a future citizen science activity to collect air pollution data.
Participants would collect a personal exposure monitor (Airbeam) from the University of Melbourne and wear the device during their daily activities. These devices will measure small particulates in the air, and the data will be aggregated into the AURIN platform.
The Melbourne Air Pollution Citizen Science Project is expected to commence in early 2017. Participants must have a Android mobile phone in order to collect spatial location. Participants are free to withdraw from the project and return their Airbeam at any time. Please note that only a small number of Airbeams are available and so participation in this project is limited.
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