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Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science, & Open Innovation

The USGS Open Innovation (OI) Community welcomes anyone interested in using participatory science and innovation methods like Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science, and Prize Competitions to obtain ideas, data, services, and solutions from the public and organizations in an open way. Ignite Open Innovation (OI) Forum is a series of different talks and panels to inform the development of a USGS Open Innovation Strategy. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, send an email to: sophialiu@usgs.gov and OpenInnovation@usgs.gov

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April 2020 Open Innovation Newsletter

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing

Obtaining content or services from a large group of people and leveraging public-generated data such as from social media.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Involving members of the public participating in the scientific process, such as providing observations, collecting and analyzes data, as well as interprets the results of the data.

Open Innovation

Open Innovation

Refering to a variety of participatory approaches for engaging with the public to enhance USGS science. It enhances the quality and quanity of USGS science.

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