Essex Rivercare ARMI training provided a platform to promote Freshwater Watch
Yesterday I was assessed by Ben Fitch (the national coordinator) and passed as an Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) tutor/trainer in presenting the Rivefly Monitoring Initiative in the beautiful grounds of Colchester Castle.
Citizen Observatory for local aquatic ecosystems monitoring
November 11th, 2016. We met at the town hall of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa to discuss the first results with our citizen scientists and explore new partnerships. Two more citizen scientists have joined since then, and the project is growing bigger involving nearby municipalities. We are very happy about that!
Citizen Observatories for Anthropogenic Litter Dynamics and FreshWater Watch within EU project POSEIDOMM
On Monday, November 28th at the GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, I gave a seminar within the seminar series "new topics in Marine Biogeochemistry" organized by the FB2 - Forschungsbereich 2 (Research Division), Marine Biogeochemistry. In my talk, I discussed about our POSEIDOMM Research Questions and introduced our activity within FreshWater Watch showing the first data (from June 2016) our citizen scientists have collected in the Arno catchement, in Italy.
I recently had the extrememly fortunate opportunity to be interviewed on live television at 30 Roc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The purpose of the interview was to promote New York Cares Day and the subjects were myself and Gary Bagley, CEO of New York Cares. It was an excellent experience all around and my contributions were to talk about why I care for so many years about volunteering, giving back, and so on. Even though the central theme of the presentation was not focused on CSL-work, it went hand-in-hand with the same values of what we all stand for with respec