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  1. Participatory online technology for environmental science and sustainable development C. Richard Ziegler, Marc Russell and Tom Fontaine Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Oliva, 1500’s) 2014 Annual Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM). Theme: How Environmental Modeling Plays a Role in Decision Making February 25-26, 2014, Washington, DC, USA. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development February 2014 slide # 0

  2. 1. What?2. Why?3. How? (Oliva, 1500’s) Office of Research and Development February 2014 slide # 1

  3. Emerging or Emerged? Wikipedia articles: “Volunteers worldwide … 30M articles in 287 languages…” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia, Feb 4, 2014). Example quality research: “…information on depression and schizophrenia… generally as good as, or better than… Encyclopaedia Britannica and a psychiatry textbook.” (Reavley et al. 2012) Drupal modules: Over 22,000 free contributed add-ons, to alter and/or extend capability, from 30,000 developers worldwide (www.drupal.com, Nov 11 2013). FoldIt solutions: (Cooper et al, 2010) players digitally fold proteins, accelerating development of antiretroviral drugs (Khatib et al., 2011) and enzymes hoped to deliver new renewable fuels, drugs and chemicals (Eiben et al., 2012). slide # 2

  4. Wikipedia articles: “Volunteers worldwide … 30M articles in 287 languages…” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia, Feb 4, 2014). Example quality research: “…information on depression and schizophrenia… generally as good as, or better than… Encyclopaedia Britannica and a psychiatry textbook.” (Reavley et al. 2012) Drupal modules: Over 22,000 free contributed add-ons, to alter and/or extend capability, from 30,000 developers worldwide (www.drupal.com, Nov 11 2013). FoldIt solutions: (Cooper et al, 2010) players digitally fold proteins, accelerating development of antiretroviral drugs (Khatib et al., 2011) and enzymes hoped to deliver new renewable fuels, drugs and chemicals (Eiben et al., 2012). Emerging or Emerged? TEXT CODE SCIENCE slide # 3

  5. Foldit. University of Washington, Center for Game Science, Department of Biochemistry. 2008. slide # 4 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  8. FoodForce. United Nations World Food Programme and Konami Digital Entertainment. 2011. slide # 7

  9. Sustainable development and environmental sectors have dabbled in online participatory technology… • Can they take it further? • What are new approaches & unexplored opportunities? slide # 8

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  11. Industry’s notion of “engagement” Angry Birds. Rovio Entertainment, LTD. First release 2009. Source: http://aytm.com/ (Ask Your Target Market), 2013 slide # 10

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  13. “The advent of online services, social networks, crowdsourcing, and serious Web games has promoted the emergence of a novel computation paradigm, where complex tasks are solved by exploiting the capacity of human beings and computer platforms in an integrated way.” slide # 12

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