Our approach is to set up different teams of citizen research.These teams consists of citizens, researchers, engineers, do-it-yourselfers, mediators, all who are curious and pool their skills in working towards a shared goal :
create a program of citizen research
In these teams, citizens thus work hand in hand with researchers and citizen laboratories as « fablab » in order to transform a given research issue into a program of citizen research. Once the problematic is defined, the teams develop a measurement protocol and create sampling instruments adapted to be used by citizens. These kits contain a protocol, the measuring instruments, documentation and are then distributed to the boaters during the sailing expeditions.