Public Comment on Draft NOAA Citizen Science Strategy

Lea Shanley, Pietro Michelucci, Krystal S. Tsosie, George Wyeth, Julia Kumari Drapkin, Krystal Azelton, Darlene Cavalier, Jason Holmberg
2021 Human Computation  
This guest editorial briefly describes a history of activities related to encouraging the U.S. federal government to use and support citizen science, and presents the recent public comments that we submitted to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in response to its 2020 Federal Register Call for Public Comment on its draft citizen science strategy, which was officially published in January 2021. EDITORIAL The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
more » ... published a draft citizen science strategy in the fall of 2020 and invited public comments through the Federal Register. Below we include a verbatim copy of our response to this invitation, submitted on September 8, 2020. It is preceded by an editorial account of efforts to build broad U.S. federal government support for citizen science. Numerous federal agencies have embraced citizen science and crowdsourcing as an approach to public engagement and education. They also are beginning to see these methodologies as an
doi:10.15346/hc.v8i1.130 dblp:journals/hc/ShanleyMTWDACH21 fatcat:wouazbg6f5h6xoqhtypyx22apq