Tremap is delighted to introduce the Tremap Roundtable - a forum for understanding needs, sharing experience and ideas, and exploring solutions.
The first in a series this year, the Tremap Roundtable on February 3rd 2023 will bring together representatives from local/regional authorities, citizen science, tree advocacy, space tech and voices from the corporate sector.
At this first one, we'll be exploring: How could the Tremap app be used to engage citizen scientists in the community to work alongside regional/local authorities and help with some of the repetitive surveying/monitoring/tracking/mapping tasks involved in tree care?
By "tree care" we mean not just managing Ash Dieback, but also things like:
tracking tree planting projects and providing accountability / transparency / monitoring for those;
bringing TPO systems up to date and making them actually reflect reality (big pain point in councils, we understand);
providing transparency and accountability in carbon projects and net-zero targets/tree planting;
raising public awareness of trees in the urban landscape etc.
We want to bring these voices together, listen to what the pain points are, talk about how we could better work together to care for trees and explore some solutions.
The first half of our day will go as follows: 10:00-10:15 Tremap welcome and Introduction 10:15-11:00 Roundtable 1 - Overview: the overall problem, the tech players' tools, the stakeholders 11:00-11:15 Comfort break and coffee/tea 11:15-12:00 Roundtable 2 - Pain Points in managing ADAPs and other urban tree care tasks: Identifying and Prioritizing the needs and difficulties faced by stakeholders 12:00-12:15 Comfort break and coffee/tea 12:15-13:00 Roundtable 3 - Roadmap: Initial exploration of potential solutions using Tremap, citizen science and corporate sponsorship 13:00-14:00 Lunch 14:00-15:00 "Perspectives on Citizen Science programmes in tree care" Addresses and Conclusion Then, to finish up the day, we plan a general Q&A session and summary of what's surfaced during the discussions.
Dr. David Slawson (Imperial College London) is going to join us remotely from Ayrshire and present his experience and views. You might know him from his work as lead of OPAL. He now represents the UK Tree Health Citizen Science Network at Forest Research and has a tremendous depth of insight and experience in citizen science + trees. We also have Dr. John Kress (Smithsonian Institution) speaking remotely from NY, USA (he's sort of a "founding father" of citizen science + trees + apps in the USA). Sir Tim Smit and a group from Eden Project will also be with us in person and quite a few others from regional and local councils, tree advocacy groups, corporate sponsorship and space tech suppliers etc. It should be a very relevant and helpful mix of voices.
How to Attend
The event is hybrid - in person attendance at Tremap's facility in Nanpean, Cornwall or by remote access.
If you'd like to attend in person, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to register for remote attendance, please register here.