Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Environmental Mapping: Mobilising Trust in Measurements and Engaging Scientific Citizenry | (smr 2858)
Starts 6 Mar 2017
Ends 24 Mar 2017
Central European Time
SciFabLab - EFB
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will jointly organize a Workshop on Environmental Mapping: Mobilising Trust in Measurements and Engaging Scientific Citizenry, to take place at ICTP, Trieste (Italy) from 6 to 24 March 2017.
PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP
The workshop is intended as a hands-on activity that will provide an opportunity for participants to construct, test and use their own environmental radiation sensor. Participants will develop skills in the use of open-source hardware and software tools and develop geographical information system (GIS) maps.
Throughout the workshop participants will engage with decision makers, leading technology thinkers, scientists and journalists on issues surrounding the collection and use of quantitative and qualitative information in the public domain and the powerful role an active informed citizen can have in society.
The programme will include the following:
construction of a hardware system based on the Safecast.org bGeigie
introduction to low-cost 3D printing and Scientific FabLabs
citizen science environmental mapping projects
lectures and practical training on GIS software tools
lectures, discussions and exercises on issues of science communication
GRANTS: A limited number of grants are available to support the travel and living expenses of selected participants, with priority given to participants working in a developing country and who are at the early stages of their career.