Developing a web interface to engage citizen scientists with lake sensor data

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22 Οκτ 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 9 μήνες)

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Developing a web interface to engage
citizen scientists with lake sensor data


David Richardson, Barbara Benson, Kenneth Chiu, June Fichter,
Kathie Weathers, and Ann Zimmerman





1,655 ha



oligotrophic lake


Lake Depth: average 11+m



Watershed Area:

122 sq. km

79% forested

6% transportation/developed

Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, USA

Engaging Citizens

in Science, and Scientists

in Citizen
-
Relevant Research

and Monitoring Results

The Lake Sunapee Protective Association

(LSPA)


100+
-
year old association

volunteers

4.5 paid staff

350K annual budget

outreach, education


Focus: preserving and enhancing

environmental quality of Lake Sunapee

watershed and beyond


Photos: m. g.
eliassen

CI
-
TEAM Project

Funding: US National Science Foundation

CI
-
TEAM =

Cyberinfrastructure


Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring

CI
-
TEAM Project

Funding: US National Science Foundation

co
-
create a web interface with citizen scientists to
present real
-
time and archived lake buoy data to the
lay public in accessible forms

Ecosystem Science

Computer
science/Info
management

Human
-
computer/data
interaction

Kathie Weathers

David Richardson

Ken Chiu

Chaitali Pandit

Ann Zimmerman

Archer Batcheller

Barbara Benson

CI
-
TEAM

Citizen Science

June
Fichter

and

Lake Sunapee
Protective Association

Participatory Design


A philosophy and a process that involves
potential users in design development of a
product or technology



Concerned with usefulness and usability



Workshops with citizen
-
scientists (LSPA
members, K
-
12 teachers, pre
-
service
teachers) to co
-
design

User
-
design process

photo: K.
Cappillino

Buoy interface


how does it all work?

Web user interface

Database connection

Citizen scientist/User

Software

Connecting users to sensor data

Buoy Data Level 1
-

Current data

Buoy Data Level 2
-

Prepackaged graphs

Buoy Data Level 3
-

User selects data and display

Web user interface

Increasing data
complexity and
user
interpretation

Level 1

Level 1

Level 2

Dissolved oxygen

(grey bars are night)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3



An RDF ontology written in the Web Ontology
Language framework (OWL)




Describes and configures the components of the
website




Source code itself to be site
-
independent

Reusability and Configurability

Looking for partners




Would this be helpful for your organization
and outreach?



What technical support is needed?



What else would help extend the interface?



Could you involve the citizen scientists from
your location?




(Workshop Friday at Trout Lake)


CI Design Team

Binghamton University

Chaitali Pandit

Sandesh Krishnan

Rui

Wang


Thanks

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Colin Burreson

Josh
Oakgrove

NSF OCI: #
0753310


LSPA
: Woody, Kathleen, Sue


Photos

Midge Eliassen and Kat
Cappillino


Workshop participants