No single lab, government or initiative can solve the environmental pollution problem on its own. It also needs citizen science projects to co-design, experiment with, and evaluate novel methodologies and resources. That is why ACTION supports citizen science projects working on pollution of all kinds, such as water, air or light pollution. IGB will be coordinating the ACTION Accelerator, which provides support to develop and grow a citizen science project. This includes intensive training in project design, mentoring for project pilots and beyond, and consultancy on a diverse range of common citizen science challenges such as data management.
Now, ACTION is seeking applications from new or ongoing citizen science projects working on pollution. The call is open till 31st October 2019. Successful applicants will receive 20,000 € to help deliver a six-month pilot with the support of the ACTION team.