Society for Supporting CitizenScience founded in Heidelberg

A new German Society for supporting “Citizen Science” has been founded in Heidelberg: “Verein zur Förderung von Bürgerwissenschaft e.V.”. Among the founding members are several persons with links to the Department of Geography or the GIScience Research Group, such as Dr. Richard Leiner, Clemens Jakobs and Prof. Alexander Zipf.
The society wants to strenghten the linkage between Citizen Science and institutionalized scientist and improve the involvement of citizens in sciencitific tasks. The focus will be mostly on Germany.
A first web site has ben set up to explain the ideas in some detail:
Spread the word and join the team!