Integrating Citizen Science at EPA

Advisory group provides advice and recommendations on EPA citizen science 

On December 13, 2016, the National Advisory Council For Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) transmitted a report to the EPA Administrator highlighting the transformative potential of citizen science for environmental protection. NACEPT assessed EPA's approach to citizen science in the context of current activities and recommends that the Agency proactively and fully integrate citizen science into the work of EPA. The Council recommends that EPA embrace citizen science as a core tenet of environmental protection; invest in citizen science for communities, partners, and the Agency; enable the use of citizen science data at the Agency; and integrate citizen science into the full range of work at EPA.

The full NACEPT report can be found here.