Thomas Kaarsted

Thomas Kaarsted

University of Southern Denmark

    Thomas Kaarsted is Deputy Library Director and daily manager of the SDU Citizen Science Knowledge Center that he 2021 founded with Anne Kathrine Overgaard. He is project manager of a long range of Citizen Science projects in close collaboration with researchers and library staff.

    All Sessions by Thomas Kaarsted

    Chapter XLII: Budapest 11-14-2023
    13:10 - 13:35

    Citizen Science – bridging the gap between Science and Society

    Citizen Science is manifesting itself at European universities in the form of hubs and formalized services - and lately research libraries are getting onboard. What is the rationale of this, how does it fit with the European research agenda and what are the current trends within the Citizen Science landscape? Building on experiences and research from the SDU Citizen Science Knowledge Center in Denmark, we propose some initial steps on how to get started and address the current misalignment between local action and the European research agenda. Finally, we address potential strategies for European research libraries in the context of bridging the gap between science and society.

    Chapter XXVIII: Ljubljana 11-10-2020
    10:30 - 10:55

    The power of many - Citizen Science at the University of Southern Denmark

    This presentation maps out the approach towards Citizen Science at SDU. First, it lays of the organization and governance of the SDU Citizen Science Network and our mission statement including the strong connection to the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Second, it briefly makes the connection to central taxonomies with in Citizen Science in order define our approach. Third, the presentation presents out a number of cases (Citizen Science projects) from SDU. From narrative medicine to End-Of-Life sustainability, from science communication to marine life and lakes. And last, Citizen Science at SDU has clear directions towards partnerships. We lay out a matrix for discussion on how to engage in a dialogue with researchers and societal actors.

    11:45 - 12:30

    Panel discussion

    Chaired by Miro Pušnik, University of Ljubljana

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