ClimateWatch report published
The Federal Government's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) provided initial funding for ClimateWatch. This helped fund the first three years of development of the program, from 2007 - 2010.
The Final Report submitted to RIRDC has now been published and is available for download here (note: 1.4MB download).
The Report overviews the first three years work on ClimateWatch, including the development of a network of citizens, scientists and information specialists capable of supporting climate change science in Australia. The report targets government departments and other sectors interested in the costs and benefits of engaging citizens in issues that require meaningful science. It provides the basis for a case study in how increasingly available internet-based technologies can be used to facilitate a relationship and interaction between scientists and the community.