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European Citizen Science Association (ECSA): A major new EU-wide initiative
Iliyana Kuzmova
Citizen science in action – the OPAL air survey

European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik welcomed the creation of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) at an event at EU Green Week on Thursday, 7 June 2013.

The new body will be based in London and headed by Dr Linda Davies of Imperial College London – the director of OPAL.

ECSA aims to involve all European Union member states and engage five million people across the EU over the next four years.

Earlier at the Brussels-based EU Green Week conference, Dr Davies presented OPAL's experiences in engaging citizen scientists to collect air quality data for the OPAL air survey.

Find out more about OPAL and ECSA here.

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