ECCB 2018 workshop

Exploring the advances in using social media data for conservation science

Workshop for the 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB)

12th of June 2018, Jyväskylä, Finland

This workshop is focused on recent advances in using social media data for conservation science. The workshop is based on short presentations and group discussions around the following topics:

  • What kind of information can be retrieved from social media platforms and how?
  • How social media data analysis could benefit conservation science and planetary wellbeing?
  • What is the state-of-the art in the advanced social media data analysis?
  • What are the potential of these approaches for real-world conservation challenges?

The workshop is organized by the members of two interrelated research projects at the Digital Geography Lab of the University of Helsinki: Somecon-project (Social Media for Conservation Science) and the Illegal Wildlife Trade project. We welcome conservation scientists and practitioners interested in recent advances and possibilities of social media data analysis to the workshop.

Results of the workshop are summarized at the Digital Geography Lab webpages:

Thanks everyone for your contributions 🙂