Nikoline Garner Oturai
  • Universitetsvej 1, 11.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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The main driver for my Ph.d. research is citizen science and how we can learn more about plastics in and around us via public participation in science. We have collaborated with colleagues at the University of Vienna within the field of environmental psychology to understand plastic pollution in relation to human behavior and the behavioral effects of participating in citizen science activities. More recently, we have, together with researchers from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, providedrecommendations for the development of the UN Plastic Treaty on involving the citizen stakeholder through citizen science. 
Ultimately, I am interested in (1) how citizen science can assist prevention and mitigation of plastic pollution through public participation, and (2) how citizen science can contribute to plastic pollution policymaking.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Cand. Techn. Soc., Roskilde University


Award Date: 23 Jun 2017

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