Citizen Science Lab
Venue: BITS PILANI, GOA CAMPUS
Open To: BITS Pilani Students
Max Participants per Workshop: 30
How to use space data to tackle local societal challenges? The term citizen science is used when scientific work is performed partially or completely by volunteers; usually non-experts. Using the experience from the Citizen-Science Lab, Pedro will implement a 6-hour workshop about doing research with real space data. The applications of these interpretations are immense in management of resources like minerals, forests, fishing etc; traffic management, climate and weather mapping et al. Workshop format Space Data: Sources and Tools Space Data Types (Earth Observations, Astronomical Data, etc) Relevance of space data to local societal challenges issues Identify a local societal challenge Work with space data to tackle the issue.
This workshop is for students of BITS Pilani only
Pedro Russo is presently the International Project Manager of Universe Awareness educational programme. He is passionately committed to using astronomy as an educational tool. Pedro is Chair of the Schools and Children Task Force of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Astronomy for Development programme and Vice President of Commission Communicating Astronomy with the Public of the International Astronomical Union. Until 2010 he was the global coordinator for the largest network ever in Science Outreach, the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Pedro coordinated the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of the global IYA2009 activities, projects and events. He was also responsible for the communication between the thousands of stakeholders of the project, including projects and national chairs, astronomy community, media and society with respect to all global IYA2009 issues.
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