EMBIMOS (EnvironMental and sustainaBility participatory InforMatiOn Systems) is an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on understanding, creating and implementing participatory information systems for decision-making favouring environmental sustainability.
EMBIMOS brings together researchers with extensive experience in citizen science, sustainability, environmental information systems, and the history and communication of science. Group participants bring together disciplines such as biology, electronic and environmental engineering, communication, the history of science, sustainability and environmental modelling. The group members have been part of the consolidation of regional citizen science networks such as the European Citizen Science Network (ECSA) and the Iberoamerican Participatory Science Network (RICAP), and actively support them. .
EMBIMOS comprehensively investigates the development of technological infrastructures for citizen science involving aspects of knowledge management, engagement and social transformation. The group seeks to understand the best ways to empower citizens through the generation and use of data and efficient and timely information, which allows them to be actively involved and contribute to decision-making and the development of public policy. EMBIMOS develops applied research through projects in citizen science and citizen science observatories.
As a research group, EMBIMOS operates under the principles of open and collaborative science. The group seeks to promote cooperation ties between the different participation hélix such as civil society, non-governmental organizations, academia, industry, and policy makers.