Citizen Science: Tech Trends and Best Practice

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Citizen Science: Tech Trends and Best Practice

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World Parks Congress 2014 Citizen Science Best Practice

World Parks Congress 2014 Citizen Science Best Practice

Citizen science is currently booming, thanks advances in low cost communication technology including online and smart phone data collection, sensors, GIS and social media. Whilst citizen science projects present a number of challenges,  many can be overcome through good project design that follows a best practice-framework.

Citizen science is currently booming, thanks to advances in low cost communication technology – include online and smart phone data collection, sensors, GIS and social media.

Whilst citizen science projects present a number of challenges, I argue that many can be overcome through thoughtful project design that follows a best practice-framework.

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WCP Tech Zone Marketplace Workshop: Citizen Science Trends and Best Practices

World Park’s Congress 2014 Tech Zone Marketplace Workshop: Citizen Science Trends and Best Practices

Tech tools and platforms

Tool Country
Atlas of Living Australia FieldData Australia
Bowerbird Australia
Indicia Europe
CitSci.org Global
CyberTracker Global
FieldScope Global
Inaturalist Global
Rephoto Global
Project Noah Global
Ushahidi Crowdmap Global
GoogleMaps Api Global
ESRI ArcGIS Collector Global

Examples of citizen science projects

Project Country
Biodiversity Snapshots Australia (Victoria)
Birds in Backyards Australia
Blue Mountains Koala Project Australia
Celebrate Urban Birds North America
Climate Watch Australia
eBird Global
eShark Global
Explore the Sea Floor Australia
FeralScan Australia
Frog Census Australia (Melbourne)
Great Lakes Water Quality Global
iMapInvasives US (Florida)
Indicator Bats (Ibat) UK
Koala Count BioTag Australia
Leafsnap North America
MarineDebrisTracker Global
Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project Americas
Nature Watch Canada
Nature’s Calendar UK
Notes from Nature United States
OPAL UK
Penguin Watch Global
Project Budburst North America
Project Splatter UK
RedMap Australia
Reef Life Survey Global
UK LadyBird survey UK
World Parks Congress BioBlitz Australia – WPC
YardMap North America

 

Tools and Resources

Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Citizen Science Central

UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology – Citizen Science Best Practice Guides

Citizen Science for Flora and Fauna Conservation: Ensuring Success

Read the full report: “Citizen Science for Flora and Fauna Conservation – Ensuring Success”

Further reading

This presentation is based on a research report I produced as part of a research project for my Masters of Environmental Management.

Read the full report (3MB PDF file)

 


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