A big challenge of citizen science is to develop methods to compare data coming from different sources and often of varying quality. This is an issue close to the heart of the University of Aveiro.
The Flemish Citizen Science Knowledge Centre, Scivil, has recently joined CitiMeasure and is hoping to help the project bring citizen science to as many organisations as possible.
To ensure citizen science informs the local political agenda, organisations like The Green Land work as moderators and facilitators.
A Research Fellow for the University of West England, Sophie Laggan, says citizen science is a way to listen to the most vulnerable and ensure a just transition for all.
Citizen science might be still flying under the radar, but there are signs that its impact can go even further than changing behaviours and influencing policies. What happens when it makes its debut in court?