making nature counts count
Working better with whitley
Punk in the east
Solar Stormwatch highlights the value of citizen science and the value in open research practices. The project has resulted in a paradigm shift in our understanding of how to physically model solar storms, with the public and scientists alike combining to push the science forward more quickly.
This project delivered a fully costed, fieldtested design for an effective pollinator and pollination services monitoring scheme, and underpins the new Pollinator Monitoring and Research Partnership. This was only possible with the active involvement of NGOs, academics, citizen scientists, and expert advisors to government.
Our research team is committed to working together in a friendly and inclusive way where everyone’s work is equally valued. This close partnership with the community also encourages people to consider studying at university helping to change local attitudes to higher education and making a difference to residents’ lives.
The success of Punk in the East proved that history can be built from below, and that engaging history can be made in collaboration. The result is not ‘their history’ or ‘my history’ – but our history.