April in Vienna: European Citizen Science Conference

“Let’s celebrate Citizen Science together at the 5th conference of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and the 9th Austrian Citizen Science Conference.” – Yes we did!

ECSA, together with the Natural History Museum Vienna, Boku University and Österreich forscht, organised this event from April 3rd to 6th 2024 in Vienna, Austria. Among the 500 participants, Robert Brodschneider and Kristina Gratzer from the University of Graz were included.

The conference was packed with interesting presentations and workshops on a wide range of citizen science projects and relevant topics. On the first conference day, Kristina Gratzer represented the INSIGNIA-EU consortium with a poster. The special thing about the poster session was that each presenter was provided with a bottle of wine and offered a glass to anyone interested while talking about the poster. We would love to see this approach at other conferences as well. On Friday, the 5th, Robert Brodschneider held a talk about Beekeeper participation in environmental monitoring in Europe in front of ca 50 people, followed by an intense talk about beekeeper citizen scientists.

INSIGNIA-EU Poster with bee hives in the background

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