Wearables and droneS fOr CIty Socio-Environmental Observations and BEhavioral ChangE
What is SOCIO-BEE?
SOCIO-BEE proposes that community engagement and social innovation combined with Citizen Science (CS) through emerging technologies and playful interaction can bridge the gap between
1) the capacity of communities to adopt more sustainable behaviours, breaking the cognitive myopia,
2) between the citizen intentions and the real behaviour to act in favour of the environment (in this project, to reduce air pollution). Furthermore, community engagement can raise other citizens’ awareness of climate change and their own responses to it, through experimentation, better monitoring, and observation of the environment.
Why the Bees?
This SOCIO-BEE idea is emphasised in this project through the metaphor of bees’ behaviour (with queens, worker and drone bees), interested stakeholders (honey bears) and the Citizen Science hives that will be tested in three different pilot sites and with different population: young adults, elderly people and everyday commuters.
The SOCIO-BEE Consortium
The SOCIO-BEE Project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement No. 101037648