Events > Turing 2012 - National Geographic: Citizen Science

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Date: Friday 24th August
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Appleton Tower, Theatre 5, Crichton Street, EH8
Ticket: £15

It’s a new age of exploration at National Geographic, with the opportunity to engage the public directly in the discoveries once only possible by teams in the field. Led by some of the world’s top explorers, virtual exploration and conservation are becoming possible through advanced crowd sourcing platforms and citizen science experiences.

From the Human Genographic Project to the hunt for Ghengis Khan’s tomb, National Geographic has been at the forefront of Citizen Science. Digital technology now allows the public to become involved in solving some of the greatest scientific problems and for this incredible showcase we have managed to bring together some of the world’s leading figures in the field.

Susan Poulton

Patrick Meier

Albert Yu-Min Lin

Spencer Wells

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The Turing Festival has been developed with ERDF funding through the Interreg IVB NWE programme’s Open Innovation Project – working with business, academia and communities from North West Europe to promote collaborative approaches to innovation.

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