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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: and

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April 2020 Open Innovation Newsletter