Media Advisory - President of Earth Day Network to speak at Esri
San Diego, CA (July 9, 2019) - President of Earth Day Network, Kathleen Rogers, will speak at the Esri User Conference about the role citizen science plays in helping address the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
Rogers will speak on the panel “Citizen Scientists Making a Difference” from 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT on Tuesday, July 9th. She will be joined by the director of innovation at the Wilson Center, Anne Bowser.
The panel will discuss how one of Earth Day Network's initiatives, Earth Challenge 2020, will work together with the citizen science community to launch the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020.
Earth Challenge 2020, a collaboration between Earth Day Network, the Wilson Center and Eco-Capitals Forum will engage millions of global citizens to collect more than one billion data points. This data will be based around six research areas: air quality, water quality, insect populations, plastic pollution, food sustainability, and climate change.
Through Earth Challenge 2020, citizen science volunteers will learn about their local conditions, and leverage information to inspire collaborative action and influence policy decisions.
Esri’s ArcGIS Hub will be used as a collaboration tool for this initiative. Key technology supporting this endeavor include ArcGIS Online...