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Network for insect vectors in Ireland: How citizen scientists can contribute, Wednesday 8 May 2024

In this talk members of the Network for insect vectors in Ireland (NetVec Ireland) research project explained how to identify adult mosquitoes and invasive species and how to collect and identify mosquito larvae. Live specimens and microscopes were made available on the day to illustrate specific characteristics. Attendees had the opportunity to get involved as …

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Exploring Citizen Science Funding Models with Science Foundation Ireland, Wednesday 28 February 2024

Join SFI’s Colette Kirwan and Alison Boyle for a workshop to capture the requirements and needs from the UCD community with respect to citizen science funding on Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 11am to 1pm in the UCD James Joyce Library Link 3. This will be an in-person event only and a light lunch will …

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Bats, bugs and citizen science, Wednesday 24 January 2024

On 24 January 2024, UCD’s Emma Teeling and Bat Conservation Ireland’s Niamh Roche delivered a captivating exploration on the Bats and Bugs project and the fascinating world of Irish bats and their vital role in pest insect consumption.  Delve into the groundbreaking Identifying Irish Bats and their Prey aka Bats and Bugs initiative, spearheaded by UCD’s Professor Emma Teeling …

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Mapping Green Dublin and citizen science, Thursday 16 November 2023

The Mapping Green Dublin project used the CURIO tree app alongside a number of community co-creation events to empower the local community in Dublin 8 to learn about and contribute to knowledge-building about private and public trees and to develop a greening strategy for the Dublin 8 area. Mapping Green Dublin has established a process …

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Creating an Online Story with ArcGIS StoryMaps, Wednesday 8 November 2023.

Communicating research findings in Citizen Science projects is important – and ArcGIS StoryMaps is one of the tools which can be used to do this. This training session is open to UCD researchers, academics, staff, and PhDs only and takes place in the Information Skills Room at the Health Sciences Centre on Wednesday 8 November …

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Microplastic pollution and citizen science, Wednesday 20 September 2023

This hybrid event on microplastic pollution and citizen science took place on Wednesday 20 September 2023, 2.30-3.30pm in UCD James Joyce Library Link 3 and online via Zoom. The UCD Citizen Science Community of Practice, supported by the Earth Institute and UCD Library, held itsfirst event of the new academic year in Library Link 3 …

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Citizen science and the rural place in Ireland, 29 March 2023

On 29 March 2023, “Citizen Science and the rural place in Ireland” hybrid event discussed two UCD citizen science projects which use digital technologies to enhance our understanding of rural places, populations, and culture – past and present.

Citizen Rural: Digital Data for Participatory Democracy in Remote Places

UCD Team: The project is led by Dr Karen Keaveney, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. Co-PI is Assoc. Prof. Ainhoa Gonzalez Del Campo, UCD School of Geography. The Post-Doctoral Researcher is Dr Adwoa Serwaa Ofori, based in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science. This two-year project investigates how rural populations can …

iSCAPE – Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe

UCD Principal Investigator: Professor Francesco Pilla, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Information on the iSCAPE – Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe project is available at: Website:

SmartDeer Ireland

UCD Principal Investigator: Dr Simone Ciuti, School of Biology and Environmental Science The SMARTDEER project – funded by DAFM and UCD – is a research program led by UCD researchers aimed at producing up-to-date distribution maps of deer species in Ireland. This is being achieved by combining historical deer data collected across the nation with new digital …

Dublin Tree Map

UCD Team: Dr Gerald Mills and Dr Tine Ningal, School of Geography The Dublin Tree Map is part of the Mapping Green Dublin project. Website:

The Coastal City Living Lab (CCLLs)

UCD: Dr Chiara Cocco, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. The Coastal City Living Lab (CCLLs) is part of the SCORE project and includes a network of 10 coastal city ‘living labs’ that will involve citizens in providing prototype coastal city early-warning systems. The Dublin CCLL is led by UCD. Website:

PRISM (Preservation by Record of Ireland’s Shell Middens)

UCD Team: Dr Rory Connolly and Martin Moucheron PRISM (Preservation by Record of Ireland’s Shell Middens) is a citizen science participatory mapping scheme initiated by researchers from University College Dublin and University College Cork. Coastal shell middens are rapidly being lost due to both natural — sea-level rise, coastal erosion, increased storm surges, and isostatic shift — …


UCD staff: Dr Simone Ciuti, School of Biology and Environmental Science MammalWeb-Ireland’s goal is to connect the different mammal stakeholders across the whole island of Ireland, helping to catalogue Irish mammalian biodiversity, and to understand what species are around us, where they occur, and what aspects of the environment impact on their occurrence and activity. Mammalnet-Ireland is a …

Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT)

The CCAT pilot project aimed to support coastal communities to understand climate change and how to adapt. UCD Team: Dr Karen Foley, Dr Brenda McNally, Dr Chiara Cocco, Dr Philip Crowe and Dr Bruno De Andrade The CCAT pilot project was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme and ran …