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Citizen Science Faire 2017: "Sea of Data Adventure"

Citizen Science Faire 2017: "Sea of Data Adventure" is the first-ever citizen science faire in Hong Kong. This is also the first exhibition I curated. The faire featured an exhibition of citizen science projects in Hong Kong, workshops and sharing by citizen scientists. We are actually living in a sea of data, air quality data, water quality data, biodiversity data and health data. We aim to educate the general public that we as citizens can also contribute to creating a better environment by simply gathering data and share the findings.


In the faire, participants got a chance to build an air quality sensor to collect data of PM2.5 and NO2 levels that would be put on an open-access map online. Build algae farm to purify air, hack old android phone into a marine litter tracker, build DIY microscope to explore the microscopic world and generate DNA barcode to identify and map the biodiversity in Hong Kong.

Project Team

Maria Li (Curation & Production), MakerBay (Organiser), Aestudio (Space design), Cindy Chan (Visual communication)




Hong Kong

  • Introduce citizen science to around 2000 visitors during the 4 days event

  • Curated 9 citizen science projects from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Japan.

  • Initiate an indoor air quality (PM2.5) monitoring project in Hong Kong

  • In collaboration of a local NGO "Clean Air Network" to do R&D of NO2  detector to monitor roadside air pollution

  • Hosted workshops which had more than 30 adults and kids to build air quality and water data collecting devices that contribute data to an existing citizen science project

Media Mentions

Metro Info 新城知訊台節目「阿肥與阿比」: 

信報網站 (2017). MakerBay創辦人Cesar 研發環保創科法寶救地球. [online] Available at: [Accessed 1 Mar. 2023].

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