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The WeObserve CoPs Forum #5 was organised as an online event on October 12-13, 2020.  The main forum objectives were to:

  1. Promote fertilisation of knowledge, ideas & insights on Citizen Science and Citizen Observatories across the 4 WeObserve Communities of Practice
  2. Start process of capturing the ‘WeObserve way’ of consolidating knowledge on citizen science via Communities of Practice
  3. Finalize collecting the findings of the Interop-CoP and compile them in the Engineering Report.

In order to make this a fruitful and productive experience, partcipants were able to work in short sprints with concrete objectives (decided a-priori or at the beginning of the sprint) whilst separate sessions took place, with opportunities to work alone on some aspects of the discussions and obligation to report progress back in the reporting back session.

Overall, the event was made up of 3 distinct online sessions as presented below:

Time Description
Monday 12, October
13:00-14:00 Welcome

Welcome; objectives & detailed agenda for the online event; Tour de Table; Quick updates from each CoP

14:00-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-16:00 Sprint One

Cross CoPs Fertilisation: Table issues in Citizens Science and grab the speaker’s corner box

Tuesday 13, October
10:00-10:15 Welcome

Welcome & agenda for the day; Reporting on Day 1

10:15-12:00 Sprint Two

Cross CoPs paper: outline & feedback

Interop CoP: Writing the Engineering Report

12:00-14.00 Lunch break 
14:00-15:30 Sprint Three

Cross CoPs paper: survey design

  Interop CoP: Activities for the 3rt phase of the IE
15:30-16:30 Plenary reporting back from Sprints, Future CoPs host & Wrap up