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Gerid Hager is a Research Project Lead in the Center for Earth Observation and Citizen Science (EOCS) in the IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM). She develops participatory and educational approaches and tools to science and understanding systems including citizen science, serious games, social simulations and participatory systems modeling. Her research includes explorations of systems thinking and learning, focusing on how different tools and methods facilitate understanding about systems. In the field of citizen science, she is particularly interested in how the act of doing research can be facilitated and how it promotes learning and empowerment. She has a successful track-record of managing international research teams, currently leading the WeObserve project (2017-2021), a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action delivering the first European-wide Citizen Observatory knowledge platform (weobserve.eu). She also leads the Citizen Observatory work package of the H2020 FRAMEwork project on biodiversity in farmland landscapes (2020-2025) and works on the H2020 EU-Citizen.Science project (2019-2021).
Ms. Hager joined IIASA in June 2016, to lead the Systems Thinking for Transformation project (Systrans, 2016-2017). Systrans aimed at fostering systems understanding through participatory and educational practice and making it accessible to a wider, non-scientific audience. The Systrans project kick-started the development of "The World's Future - A Sustainable Development Goals Game" - a simulation game about the interconnected nature of the human-earth system, which she has played with policy makers (at the OECD, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European External Action Services) and students (at the European Forum Alpbach, University Koblenz-Landau, FH Krems and others). From 2016-2019, she led the science work package in the H2020 GROW Observatory project, a Citizen Observatory focused on engaging food growers in soil moisture sensing and citizen science experiments to underpin technology-enabled and sustainable custodianship of land and soil, contributing to sustainable food production, and the validation of soil moisture satellite products.
Ms. Hager holds a master's degree in System Dynamics, and an MASc in Business Administration from the University of Bergen (Norway), the New University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). In addition she holds a magister degree (univ.) in Art and Textile Design Education from the Art University in Linz, Austria. Prior to joining IIASA, she was Head of Education at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, a public center placed at the interface of Art, Science, Technology and Society. She worked as a lecturer in teacher training at the Art University Linz and as a high-school teacher.
Last update: 14 OCT 2020
Hager, G., Kieslinger, B., Hecker, S., & Haklay, M. (2021). The characteristics of citizen science in a fishbowl. In: Proceedings of Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2020 — PoS(ACSC2020). pp. 024 Sissa Medialab. 10.22323/1.393.0024.
Haklay, M., Fraisl, D. , Greshake Tzovaras, B., Hecker, S., Gold, M., Hager, G., Ceccaroni, L., Kieslinger, B., et al. (2020). Contours of Citizen Science: A Vignette Study. SocArXiv 10.31235/osf.io/6u2ky.
Ajates, R., Hager, G., Georgiadis, P., Coulson, S., Woods, M., & Hemment, D. (2020). Local Action with Global Impact: The Case of the GROW Observatory and the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability 12 (24), e10518. 10.3390/su122410518.
Ajates, Raquel, Woods, Mel, Gulari, Nil, Hemment, Drew, Georgiadis, Pavlos, Hager, Gerid, van der Velden, Naomi, Verrall, Susan, et al. (2020). From contributory to collegial: A model to foster citizen-led open data innovation in Citizens’ Observatories. In: European Citizen Science Association Conference 2020: Encounters in Citizen Science, September 2020, Trieste, Italy.
Gold, M. & Uta, W. (2020). Mission Sustainable: Fostering an enabling environment for sustainable Citizen Observatories. WeObserve policy brief 2. European Citizen Science Association Conference 2020: Encounters in Citizen Science
Hager, G. (2020). Onto new horizons: Learnings from the WeObserve project to strengthen awareness, acceptability and sustainability of Citizen Observatories in Europe. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4017257. In: European Citizen Science Association Conference 2020: Encounters in Citizen Science, September 2020, Trieste, Italy.
Maso, J. & Uta, W. (2020). A Roadmap for Citizen Science in GEO - The essence of the Lisbon Declaration. WeObserve policy brief 1. European Citizen Science Association Conference 2020: Encounters in Citizen Science
Wehn, U., Goebel, C., & Hepburn, L. (2020). Citizen Science & Open Science Community of Practice: Inception Report. CSGP Citizen Science & Open Science Community of Practice
Laso Bayas, J.C., See, L. , Sturn, T., Karner, M., Fraisl, D. , Moorthy, I., Subash, A., Georgieva, I., et al. (2020). Monitoring of land use change by citizens: The FotoQuest experience. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-7870. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.
Wehn, U., Gobel, C., Bowser, A., Hepburn, L., & Haklay, M. (2020). Global Citizen Science perspectives on Open Science. CSGP Citizen Science & Open Science Community of Practice to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science
Haklay, M., Motion, A., Balázs, B., Kieslinger, B., Greshake Tzovaras, B., Nold, C., Dörler, D., Fraisl, D. , et al. (2020). ECSA's Characteristics of Citizen Science. ECSA European Citizen Science Association
Haklay, M., Motion, A., Balázs, B., Kieslinger, B., Greshake Tzovaras, B., Nold, C., Dörler, D., Fraisl, D. , et al. (2020). ECSA's Characteristics of Citizen Science: Explanation Notes. ECSA European Citizen Science Association
Dieckmann, U. , Hager, G., Magnuszewski, P., & Lees, M. (2020). Human Capabilities for Systems Leadership: Disseminating Systems Thinking through Education and Training. In: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. pp. 153-166 Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-510.1787/879c4f7a-en.
Molina-Maturano, J., Laso Bayas, J.-C., See, L. , Hager, G., & Fritz, S. (2020). Promoting ethical and responsible data management within a toolkit for scaling Citizen Science projects. In: International FAIR Convergence Symposium.
Fritz, S., See, L. , Carlson, T., Haklay, M., Oliver, J.L., Fraisl, D. , Mondardini, R., Brocklehurst, M., et al. (2019). Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability 2, 922-930. 10.1038/s41893-019-0390-3.
Laso Bayas, J.C., Moorthy, I., Sturn, T., Karner, M., Perger, C., Fraisl, D. , Domian, D., Gardeazabal, A., et al. (2018). Citizen Scientists Monitoring the Environment: The Latest Apps from IIASA. In: Citizen Observatories for natual hazards and Water Management, 27-30 November 2018, Venice, Italy.
Moorthy, I., Fritz, S., See, L. , Wehn, U., Hemment, D., Pau, J.M., Tsertou, A., Vohland, K., et al. (2018). WeObserve: An Ecosystem of Citizen Observatories for Environmental Monitoring. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, 9-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria.
Hager, G. & Magnuszewski, P. (2018). Because reality is not a game. In: Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018. pp. 103-105 Paris, France: OECD. ISBN 978-92-64-30105-410.1787/9789264301061-en.
Hemment, D., Buontempo, C., Xaver, A., Dobos, E., Pelloquin, C., Wagner, W., Cobley, A., Khawaja, M., et al. (2017). The contribution of Citizens’ Observatories to validation of satellite‐retrieved soil moisture products. In: GEO Week 2017: Insight for a Changing World, October 2017, Washington DC, US.
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