WEDNESDAY, October 31st, 6 PM - 8 PM
Flipping the Fleet:
Accelerating Electric Vehicle Uptake using Citizen Science
6:00 PM The doors to the Basement Dining Room open
6:30 PM Flip the Fleet presentation begins
6:45 PM Break to refill drinks and order more food
7:00 PM Floor opens for discussion, guided by the speaker and facilitator
8:00 PM Anticipated finish. These timings are flexible and the evening is planned to be over by 9 pm.
Dima Ivanov (speaker)
Linder Tyler, UOA (Facilitator) and Greta Bachmann-Fuller, Auckland Museum Institute
Flip the Fleet is a “citizen science” coalition of over 1100 EV owners that submit data to a communal database each month to measure the constraints and benefits of electric vehicles in New Zealand conditions (www.flipthefleet.org). This talk examines the strengths and weaknesses of citizen science as a research, education and advocacy tool to encourage sustainability transitions and innovation.
About the FTF authors:
Dima Ivanov, a business benchmarking and IT specialist, co-founded Flip the Fleet in July 2016 along with Henrik Moller. He has had a ring-side seat to watch scientists at play in this project. Dr Monica Peters, a citizen science motivator, joined the Flip the Fleet team this year to guide the public outreach and social networking component of the project. Monica has researched criteria for success of citizen science and facilitates a wide variety of citizen science projects throughout New Zealand. Daniel Myall is a data scientist who works for the NZ Brain Research Institute. Henrik Moller is a bewildered ecologist that is more interested in people than plants and animals these days – all part of trying to encourage his sustainable transitions using tools from ecology, economics and social research. All the authors drive EVs except Monica, but they are working on her!
3 Enfield St
Mount Eden, Auckland 1024
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