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Research Project Lead Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group
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Gerid Hager is a research project lead in the Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group of the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis Program. She develops participatory and educational approaches and tools to science and the understanding of systems including citizen science, serious games, social simulations, and participatory systems modeling. Hager first joined IIASA in June 2016 to lead the Systems Thinking for Transformation project (Systrans, 2016-2017). The Systrans project kick-started "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 policymakers and students across Europe.
She has a successful track-record of managing international research teams, and is currently leading the Citizen Observatory work package of the H2020 FRAMEwork project on biodiversity in farmland landscapes (2020-2025) and working on the H2020 EU-Citizen Science project (2019-2021). She led the WeObserve project (2017-2021), an H2020 Coordination and Support Action, delivering the first European-wide Citizen Observatory knowledge platform. From 2016 to 2019, she also led the science work package of the H2020 GROW Observatory project, a Citizen Observatory focused on engaging food growers in soil moisture sensing to underpin technology-enabled custodianship of land and soil, contributing to sustainable food production, and the validation of soil moisture satellite products.
Prior to joining IIASA, Hager 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.
She holds a master's degree in System Dynamics, and an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Bergen, Norway, the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Radboud University, The Netherlands. In addition, she holds a magister degree (univ.) in Art and Textile Design Education from the Art University in Linz, Austria.
Last update: 22 JUN 2021
Wehn, U., Ajates, R., Fraisl, D. , Gharesifard, M., Gold, M., Hager, G. , Oliver, J.L., See, L. , et al. (2021). Capturing and communicating impact of citizen science for policy: A storytelling approach. Journal of Environmental Management 295, e113082. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113082.
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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