COBWEB Presentations

News items related to presentations given by members of the COBWEB project team, including short talks, and workshops. 

JRC's Citizen Science: data and service infrastructure meeting - Ispra (Italy), Jan 2016

Ispra - 11, by Allan Doyle (

COBWEB recently attended and presented at a two day workshop held by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission on January 27th-27th in Ispra (Italy). The workshop was attended by international experts discussing the uses of data and service infrastructures for Citizen Science. 

The participants were challenged to:


Aber Arts Tech, Show and Tell

Copyright Rhodri ap Rhian 2015

COBWEB attended the Aberystwyth University BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) & Arts Tech, Show and Tell on Friday 20th February. This free event provided students, staff, companies and the community with an opportunity to present their work in areas that involve technology in some shape or form. From working with wearable technology to creating mobile apps, attendees were encouraged to ‘show and tell’ about their latest creations, works in progress, prototypes, websites and more.


COBWEB gives live demo of citizen science infrastructure at Citizens’ Observatories: Empowering European Society

Jamie Williams demonstrating COBWEB at the Citizens Observatories: Empowering European Society Event

On 4th December 2014 over 130 delegates from across Europe gathered in Brussels for the Citizens’ Observatories: Empowering European Society, an event organised by the European Commission, and the five Citizens Observatories projects.


Citizens Science and Smart Cities Summit (5-7th February 2014)

Map of selected Citizen Science projects in Europe

Last month (5th-7th February 2014) COBWEB was invited to attend, and present, at the Citizens Science and Smart Cities Summit which was arranged by the European Commissions Joint Research Centre, the Institute for Environment and Sustainability. 


Ecology Meets the Crowd - COBWEB reaches out at the CIEEM Welsh Section Conference 2014

Last month (21st February 2014) the COBWEB project was represented by Crona Hodges (Aberystwyth University) at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Monitoring Welsh Section Conference 2014 in Aberystwyth.

Crona gave a presentation on opportunities for crowdsourcing in ecology contexts (view below) and had some really useful questions and comments regarding these types of projects and particularly opportunities for data sharing and reuse. 


Report from ENVIP 2013 (9-11th October 2013)

Those interested in the technologies and standards-based approaches used by COBWEB will be interested to hear that last week Bart De Lathouwer, from COBWEB partner OGC, attended the ENVIP-2013 (Environmental Information Systems and Services - Infrastructures and Platforms 2013) workshop, part of ISESS 2013 – the International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (9th – 11th October 2013) in Neusiedl am See, Austria. 


COBWEB attending the Citizens' Observatories Coordination Workshop (Brussels 29th-30th Jan 2013)

Image of Chris Higgins presenting at the Brussels meeting. Image taken by colleagues from Environment Systems.

The co-ordinating partners of all relevant work packages in COBWEB attended this meeting. We are delighted to be meeting and hearing from the other projects in the FP7-ENV-2012.

Full notes and presentations from the first Citizens' Observatories meeting can be found on the European Commission Research and Innovation: Environment Website


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