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Cs Portal > List of citizen science infrastructures > Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) -(2013/11/22)

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IDENTIFICATION

OPAL homepage
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Description OPAL helps people to explore, study and enjoy their local environment. Discover our surveys and regional activities. Purpose According to OPAL:Public Engagement in Research Scientists are working with local people to carry out a major study of the outdoor environments where they live and work. The basic concept is to take experts into the heart of the community to explore and investigate the natural world together, exchanging knowledge, experience and skills whilst learning more about local wildlife and their habitats under changing environmental conditions. Participants can contribute information about their local area through a series of national surveys. Research topics focus on degradation, loss of biodiversity and climate change.

OPAL's five key objectives

  • to get more people outside observing and recording the world around them
  • to develop an innovative educational programme to provide the tools and support needed for biological recording
  • to inspire a new generation of environmentalists
  • to support and encourage collaboration between the voluntary, statutory and community sectors;
  • to gain a greater understanding of the state of the environment, thus contributing to research and policy development.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY TOOLS
  • Communication: website, blog
  • Social Network: Twitter, Facebook, other
  • Main news site:
MEMBERS
  • Visibility of member profiles:: minimal
  • Member profile elements: activity metrics

Description The community can be described at several levels

  • Various local and national programmes directly sponsored by OPAL
  • A set of "societies" that conduct CS projects in the area (conservation, etc)
  • Members of these

DEVELOPERS

SOFTWARE
Uses Citizen science software:
Provides online tool to create applications: N/A
SUPPORT
Provides support team for development: N/A
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MAIN TEAM LOCATION
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London, UK

DEVELOPERS TEAM Official team page:
Leader: Linda Davies
Contact:
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OVERVIEW

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SYSTEM OVERVIEW

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Completion level Low

Documented projects in this wiki:



Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): a community-driven research programme. Environmental Pollution. Davies, L. Bell, J.N. Bone, J. Head, M. Hill, L. Howard, C., Hobbs, S.J. Jones, D.T. Power, S.A. Rose, N. Ryder, C. Seed, L. Stevens, G. Toumi, R. Voulvoulis, N. White, P.C. (2011)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.02.053
✄   Davies, L. Bell, J.N. Bone, J. Head, M. Hill, L. Howard, C., Hobbs, S.J. Jones, D.T. Power, S.A. Rose, N. Ryder, C. Seed, L. Stevens, G. Toumi, R. Voulvoulis, N. White, P.C. (2011). Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): a community-driven research programme. Environmental Pollution, 159(8), 2203-2210.

Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): a community-driven research programme. Environmental Pollution. Davies, L. Bell, J.N. Bone, J. Head, M. Hill, L. Howard, C., Hobbs, S.J. Jones, D.T. Power, S.A. Rose, N. Ryder, C. Seed, L. Stevens, G. Toumi, R. Voulvoulis, N. White, P.C. (2011)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.02.053
Davies, L. Bell, J.N. Bone, J. Head, M. Hill, L. Howard, C., Hobbs, S.J. Jones, D.T. Power, S.A. Rose, N. Ryder, C. Seed, L. Stevens, G. Toumi, R. Voulvoulis, N. White, P.C. (2011). Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): a community-driven research programme. Environmental Pollution, 159(8), 2203-2210.



Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Facts about "OPAL"
Has addressLondon, UK +
Has authorDavies +, L. Bell +, J.N. Bone +, J. Head +, M. Hill +, L. Howard +, C. +, Hobbs +, S.J. Jones +, D.T. Power +, S.A. Rose +, N. Ryder +, C. Seed +, L. Stevens +, G. Toumi +, R. Voulvoulis +, N. White + and P.C. +
Has community managementThe community can be described at several levels
  • Various local and national programmes directly sponsored by OPAL
  • A set of "societies" that conduct CS projects in the area (conservation, etc)
  • Members of these +
Has community toolsWebsite + and Blog +
Has completion levelLow +
Has date2,011 +
Has linkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.02.053 +
Has member profile elementsactivity metrics +
Has member profilesminimal +
Has project access URLhttp://www.opalexplorenature.org/ +
Has project descriptionOPAL helps people to explore, study and enjoy their local environment. Discover our surveys and regional activities. +
Has project nameOpen Air Laboratories (OPAL) +
Has project purposeAccording to
According to [http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/opal OPAL:Public Engagement in Research Scientists are working with local people to carry out a major study of the outdoor environments where they live and work. The basic concept is to take experts into the heart of the community to explore and investigate the natural world together, exchanging knowledge, experience and skills whilst learning more about local wildlife and their habitats under changing environmental conditions. Participants can contribute information about their local area through a series of national surveys. Research topics focus on degradation, loss of biodiversity and climate change.

OPAL's five key objectives

  • to get more people outside observing and recording the world around them
  • to develop an innovative educational programme to provide the tools and support needed for biological recording
  • to inspire a new generation of environmentalists
  • to support and encourage collaboration between the voluntary, statutory and community sectors;
  • to gain a greater understanding of the state of the environment, thus contributing to research and policy development.
buting to research and policy development. +
Has publication typeother +
Has referenceDavies, L. Bell, J.N. Bone, J. Head, M. Hi
Davies, L. Bell, J.N. Bone, J. Head, M. Hill, L. Howard, C., Hobbs, S.J. Jones, D.T. Power, S.A. Rose, N. Ryder, C. Seed, L. Stevens, G. Toumi, R. Voulvoulis, N. White, P.C. (2011). Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): a community-driven research programme. Environmental Pollution, 159(8), 2203-2210.
nvironmental Pollution, 159(8), 2203-2210. +
Has social software sitesTwitter +, Facebook + and other +
Has team leaderLinda Davies +
Has team linkhttp://www3.imperial.ac.uk/opal +
Has titleOpen Air Laboratories (OPAL): a community-driven research programme. Environmental Pollution +
Last editionNovember 22, 2013 +
Provide online development toolsN/A +
Provide support documentationN/A +
Provide support teamN/A +