This project will establish an indicative map of the concentration of chlorine in drinking water in cities across Spain , initially in the city deZaragoza . To do this there will be public participation in science , under 2 prisms, either experimental use of technology. Both aim to decant high school and high school, the recognition of the use of experimentation and technology in scientific advances.
This project aims to bring chemistry to society and promote active participation from homes and schools.
It has various phases for the experiment citizen science water control :
A preparatory phase of the student participant in the study and distribution of material and necessary reagents and protocols .
A second where the secondary or high school student takes the tests and measures at home or school and where their results sent HOLDER analysis through a mobile application . It will be creating a map with water droplets by the cities with each contribution .
The third consists of the analysis of the results together with additional data from the water sample : sample location mainly of water in the city of Zaragoza. After this analysis results in a map Ibercivis in which the distribution of the concentration of chlorine ( also related to pH and temp ) affected will be developed. As a control, they may include the information in the Control Program quality drinking water IMSP of Zaragoza, which will serve as an internal control for the analysis of the results sent
Since one of the control parameters, the level keeps "in line" to microbial contaminants is chlorine, the experiment consists of taking measurements chlorine through the kits distributed from IBERCIVIS.
Moreover, the water PH medidición be performed.
All information and measurement process is in the web http://aqua.ibercivis.es/
This proyect is supported by Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología
For this project, Ibercivis benefits from the experience of this group of professionals:
Fermín Serrano Sanz, professional European citizen science projects , leads the line at the Institute of Biocomputing and Physics of Complex Systems , Socientize FP7 project coordinator . Speaker at various European forums citizen science and collective intelligence .
Natividad Miguel Salcedo, collaborates in this citizen science project, teaching and research staff of the University of Zaragoza. It belongs to the Applied Research Group " Quality and Water Treatment " which is part of I institute of Environmental Sciences University of Aragon
Yolanda Vergara Larrayad , in charge of technical project in the BIFI with extensive research and teaching experience in water-related sectors among others.
Francisco Sanz, is directly related to the scientific community to provide a platform that allows Ibercivis contact with citizens and citizen science. Developer tools for this new kind of science . Discloser in different forums about computing and citizen science .
Carlos Val infrastructure developer in citizen science . Responsible for relations with external entities to develop citizen science projects .
Lostal Eduardo Lanza is web developer and mobile applications for citizen science projects . Present in other related field of citizen science conferences. Director final projects related to citizen science .
M.Carmen Ibanez Hernandez is responsible for disclosure and dissemination section within the foundation and event organizer citizen science , has 5 years of experience developing citizenship activities .
Happy Up is a new app for mobile device. At the moment it is only available in Spanish.
A mobile application that allows you to know your level of happiness and how to improve it.
Based on the responses of a simple questionnaire with 21 questions, this tool calculates your level of happiness on a scale from 1 to 100. The user is invited to reflect on how much it values her/himself, the meaning granted to public recognition, and how material conditions (among others) influence he/she happiness. Once these information is provided, the tool gives the user a list of tips that serve as a starting point to train/improve the user happiness, and in which areas the user feels less happy.
These tips are offered to those users receiving an assessment of happiness below 80%. In this case, the tips provided are associated with the areas that the user reveals lower levels of happiness.
Other scientific tools have already been developed to measure the level of ones happiness or to evaluate other aspects closely associated to it, such as life satisfaction aspects .
In this tool, the novelty is that along with measuring psychological well-being, the tool also takes into account, to some extent, the development of our personal virtue and assesses the impact of labour on our happiness.
You just have to access Apple Store or Play Store and download the application. HappyUp is freely available for iOS and android.
Citizen science will build the map of happiness, distinguishing different geographic regions, gender and age groups.
The research group of the Universidad San Jorge (USJ), Felicicom Lab, is the author of the idea of the tool. The technological developments of this application was done in a collaboration between USJ and Ibercivis Foundation.