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In this group we explore tools and applications to map the world around us. When is the best time to take a swim in the canals? Which route is the healthiest to take to work? And what’s the real level of noise pollution in your neighborhood? In each session, we will invite experts to tell us more about the possibilities, impact, and relevance of citizens who take the measurement of local, environmental data into their own hands. And we'll exchange knowledge & experience.

Are you a scientists, hacker, designers or citizen with interest in environmental issues, join us! All skills levels are welcome, as long as you consider yourself to be #iamsmart.

The Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab is part of Waag.

Upcoming events (2)

Transforming citizen sensing

Online event

A two day conference on open source hardware for air quality measurement across borders. This is an online event. Information on how to join the meetup will follow after registration. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-transforming-citizen-sensing-129886157995 In many corners of the world, people choose to measure local air quality out of concern for their neighbourhood, their health, the climate or agriculture. These citizens collect data with the help of affordable and accessible sensor technology and sometimes come together to be part of a citizen sensing network - think of the global networks of open source hardware such as GOSH and Hackteria. And then there are international sensor communities, such as global platform Sensor.Community, Public Lab and Smart Citizen kit, and Dutch initiatives, such as Snuffelfiets, Meet je stad and Hollandse Luchten. These citizen sensing initiatives now have a wealth of knowledge and experience in making open source sensors. They form sensing communities that collaborate successfully on a local level. This often takes root in top-down measurement programmes aimed at a specific group in a specific location. But air quality knows no borders — it is an urgent matter across the globe. It’s about time we share knowledge, learn from each other, and make sensor technology accessible to a broad and international group with a common environmental concern. On Wednesday December 9th and Thursday December 10th Waag and SODAQ will organise the Transforming citizen sensing conference. During this two-day conference, a wide variety of citizens, environmental activists, makers, ecologist, technical experts and researchers will come together to discuss their concerns and needs around air quality measurement. Global sensing initiatives are invited to share their knowledge. The goal is to identify the requirements a sensor should meet in order to address the common issue and to discover the limits of what is technically possible. What concerns are most pressing globally? What design challenges do these concerns present to sensor making? And what can we learn from experienced open source hardware initiatives around the world? Join us to find out. Your input will be considered during the development of Sodaq and Waag’s open source prototype. When: Wednesday December 9 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm Programme 19:00 hrs - Introduction programme 19:05 hrs - Presentation use cases*: - Lukas Mocek, Sensor.Community 19:40 hrs - Q&A 19:50 hrs - Break 20:00 hrs - Sharing concerns and identify needs 20:30 hrs - Formulate design challenges 21:15 hrs - End When: Thursday December 10 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm Programme 19:00 hrs - Introduction programme 19:05 hrs - Presentation use cases* 19:40 hrs - Q&A 19:50 hrs - Break 20:00 hrs - Design challenge 20:35 hrs - Presents results 21:15 hrs - End * Speakers will be announced on this page shortly. Do you have experience in making sensors and would you like to share your knowledge with others in the field? And do you want to be part of a worldwide, open source hardware community? Join us online on december 9 & 10! More information: https://waag.org/en/event/transforming-citizen-sensing

Transforming citizen sensing

Online event

A two day conference on open source hardware for air quality measurement across borders. This is an online event. Information on how to join the meetup will follow after registration. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-transforming-citizen-sensing-129886157995 In many corners of the world, people choose to measure local air quality out of concern for their neighbourhood, their health, the climate or agriculture. These citizens collect data with the help of affordable and accessible sensor technology and sometimes come together to be part of a citizen sensing network - think of the global networks of open source hardware such as GOSH and Hackteria. And then there are international sensor communities, such as global platform Sensor.Community, Public Lab and Smart Citizen kit, and Dutch initiatives, such as Snuffelfiets, Meet je stad and Hollandse Luchten. These citizen sensing initiatives now have a wealth of knowledge and experience in making open source sensors. They form sensing communities that collaborate successfully on a local level. This often takes root in top-down measurement programmes aimed at a specific group in a specific location. But air quality knows no borders — it is an urgent matter across the globe. It’s about time we share knowledge, learn from each other, and make sensor technology accessible to a broad and international group with a common environmental concern. On Wednesday December 9th and Thursday December 10th Waag and SODAQ will organise the Transforming citizen sensing conference. During this two-day conference, a wide variety of citizens, environmental activists, makers, ecologist, technical experts and researchers will come together to discuss their concerns and needs around air quality measurement. Global sensing initiatives are invited to share their knowledge. The goal is to identify the requirements a sensor should meet in order to address the common issue and to discover the limits of what is technically possible. What concerns are most pressing globally? What design challenges do these concerns present to sensor making? And what can we learn from experienced open source hardware initiatives around the world? Join us to find out. Your input will be considered during the development of Sodaq and Waag’s open source prototype. When: Wednesday December 9 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm Programme 19:00 hrs - Introduction programme 19:05 hrs - Presentation use cases*: - Lukas Mocek, Sensor.Community 19:40 hrs - Q&A 19:50 hrs - Break 20:00 hrs - Sharing concerns and identify needs 20:30 hrs - Formulate design challenges 21:15 hrs - End When: Thursday December 10 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm Programme 19:00 hrs - Introduction programme 19:05 hrs - Presentation use cases* 19:40 hrs - Q&A 19:50 hrs - Break 20:00 hrs - Design challenge 20:35 hrs - Presents results 21:15 hrs - End * Speakers will be announced on this page shortly. Do you have experience in making sensors and would you like to share your knowledge with others in the field? And do you want to be part of a worldwide, open source hardware community? Join us online on december 9 & 10! More information: https://waag.org/en/event/transforming-citizen-sensing

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