The ACTION project aims to be a participatory science tooling against pollution. It is co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework, SwafS programme and started on 1st February 2019.
ACTION transforms the way we do science today from a predominantly scientist-led process to a more participatory, inclusive, citizen-led one. The project acknowledges the diversity of the citizen science landscape and the different, evolving challenges citizen science teams must meet as their project develops. By bringing together and considering the needs of multiple stakeholders throughout the entire lifecycle of citizen science, we create methodologies, tools and guidelines that will democratise the scientific process
ActiON aims to anyone to design and realise a citizen science project, from the early stages of project ideation to validating and publishing the results and beyond.
Street Spectra joins the team as pilot initiative, aiming to assess the spectral contents and geographical distribution of light pollution generated by the public lighting systems. This is the presentation by Jaime Zamorano and Carlos Tapia for the kick of meeting of ActiON project held on February the 21st and 22nd 2019 in London.
The idea of this project is to compile a database of public observations with the help of citizens. In the context of Street Spectra a mobile application will be developed to allow everybody to share their pictures of streetlamp using a low cost diffraction grating on top of the camera of any smartphone. The resulting spectra will be uploaded into the ACTION servers to allow them to be archived so later they could be classified by comparison with example pictures of well known lighting systems.