Citizen Science projects engage people in scientific research, involving them in a broad range of activities to produce scientific knowledge, from mapping natural phenomena to analysing historical documents.
Citizen Science allows the collection and processing of data on a scale that would be impossible with traditional research methods. This is particularly relevant for monitoring environmental factors at the local and global level, as technologies like smartphones and personal computers open up innovative and effective methods and techniques.
Above all though, Citizen Science fosters public awareness and interest in scientific research, empowering communities to take ownership of the questions and problems being addressed, which often directly affect them and their communities.
The Transglobal Expedition Crew advocates for the involvement of all people in Citizen Science. During the journey, they will join and champion two fascinating Citizen Science projects expanding the frontier of knowledge for science and society.
SEARCHING FOR DARK MATTER
Particle Hunters is an international Citizen Science project created by the Cosmic Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory (CREDO). By joining the “Transglobal Expedition” team in the competition, citizens will co-create the world’s largest detector for cosmic radiation, looking for signs of dark matter and studying their potential influence on earthquakes and cancer.
MONITORING LIGHT POLLUTION
Globe at Night is an international Citizen Science project by NSF NoirLab to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution on society, including effects on human and animal health, and on our cultural heritage. The Transglobal Crew invites citizen scientists everywhere to join them in measuring and submitting their night sky brightness observations.
Driven by a passion for discovery, the Transglobalcar expedition crew is committed to make local and global impact, benefiting communities along the way with communication and outreach activities.