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A chacun ses sciences participatives: les conditions d'un observatoire participatif de la biodiversité sur le Bassin d'Arcachon

To each participatory sciences: conditions for a participatory biodiversity observatory at the Arcachon Bay
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Salles, Denise; Bouet, Bruno; Larsen, Maja; Sautour, Benoit

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Abstract This paper considers the social and scientific requirements for a citizen science monitoring programme on biodiversity in Arcachon Bay (France). The sociological study reveals tensions between different conceptions of what a citizen science programme should be: a means for storing oriented-data; a new way to co-create scientific knowledge; a political communication tool; a way to develop citizen stewardship; or a place for expressing activist environmental demands. Citizen science programmes also tend to reveal tensions between participatory governance and classical management of environmental issues. Despite a seeming consensus amongst actors on biodiversity conservation, in practice contests over different citizen science conceptions have the potential to re-define environmental issues, to re-specify relationships between science and society and outline new management priorities.
Keywords biodiversity; monitoring; participation; citizens' participation; environmental consciousness; science; the public; environmental research; environmental protection; France
Classification Ecology, Environment; Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology
Free Keywords contested conceptions of citizen science; biodiversity management renewal
Document language French
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 93-106
Journal ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies, 7 (2014) 1
Issue topic Environment and communication
ISSN 1775-352X
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial