Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle

The Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle (KLF) is a research facility in Grünau im Almtal (Upper Austria), maintained jointly by private and public entities. The KFL is dedicated mainly to behavioral biology of birds and named after the Nobel laureate Konrad Lorenz. The facility was created in 1973, when Konrad Lorenz retired from his position as chair of the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology in Seewiesen (Germany) and returned to his native country Austria. Lorenz had been looking for a place to continue research on greylag geese and the biologist Otto König facilitated the establishment of an appropriate field station in association with a recently established game park in Grünau.

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University of Vienna
Austria

University of Vienna

The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the largest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home to a large number of scholars of historical as well as of academic importance.
University of Zurich
Switzerland

University of Zurich

The University of Zurich (UZH, German: Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy. Currently, the university has seven faculties: Philosophy, Human Medicine, Economic Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Theology and Veterinary Medicine. The university offers the widest range of subjects and courses of any Swiss higher education institution.
Stockholm University
Sweden

Stockholm University

Stockholm University (Swedish Stockholms universitet) is the public university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878, with university status since 1960. Stockholm University has two scientific fields: the natural sciences and the humanities / social sciences. With over 70,000 students at four different faculties: law, humanities, the mathematical, and natural sciences, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU, QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE). As with other public…
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Austria

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, or simply BOKU (derived from its German name, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, founded in 1872, is an education and research centre for renewable resources in Vienna, Austria. BOKU combines fundamental and applied expertise in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and biotechnology as well as social and economic sciences to enhance the knowledge basis for sustainable management of natural resources. It is a member of the leading Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) university network. There are currently around 12,500 students from over 100 countries enrolled at BOKU.
University of Sydney
Australia

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney (informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it was Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. The university is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington. The university comprises 9 faculties and university schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2014 it had 33,505…
Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics
Austria

Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics

The Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (German: Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, ZAMG) is the national meteorological and geophysical service of Austria. It is a subordinate agency of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research. The ZAMG headquarters are located in Vienna, with regional offices in Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and Klagenfurt. ZAMG was founded in 1851 and is the oldest weather service in the world. Its task is not only to operate monitoring networks and to conduct research in various fields, but also to make the results available to the public.
Science et Cité Foundation
Switzerland

Science et Cité Foundation

The national organisation Science et Cité is a charitable swiss foundation. It promotes dialog between Science and Society through low-threshold and innovative projects. It advocates appreciation and understanding of all sciences and makes their opportunities and limits a subject of discussion. Further it encourages feedback of the civil society to sciences. Science et Cité is not a grant-making foundation, but is operational itself. The funding is provided by service agreements and project partnerships. The foundation is based in Bern, Switzerland, and has regional branches in the swiss romandie and Ticino.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sweden

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Swedish: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet) (SLU) is a university in Sweden. Although its head office is located in Ultuna, Uppsala, the university has several campuses in different parts of Sweden, the other main facilities being Alnarp in Lomma Municipality, Skara, and Umeå. Unlike other state owned universities in Sweden, it is funded through the budget for the Ministry for Rural Affairs. The University was co-founder of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) which was established in 2001.
University of Gothenburg
Sweden

University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborgs universitet) is a university in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg. The University is the third-oldest of the current Swedish universities and with 37,000 students and 6000 staff members it is one of the largest universities in the Nordic countries. With its eight faculties and 38 departments, the University of Gothenburg is one of the most wide-ranging and versatile universities in Sweden. Its eight faculties offer training in the Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, Information Technology, Business, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences.
University of Salzburg
Austria

University of Salzburg

The University of Salzburg, also known as the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (German: Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg, PLUS), named after its founder, Prince-Archbishop Paris Lodron, is a public university in Salzburg municipality, Salzburg state, Austria. It is divided into the four faculties Natural Sciences, Cultural and Social Sciences, Law and Catholic Theology. Established in 1622, the university was closed in 1810 and re-established in 1962. Today, it has around 18,000 students and 2,800 employees and is the largest educational institution in Salzburg state.
Vetenskap & Allmänhet Organisation
Sweden

Vetenskap & Allmänhet Organisation

Vetenskap & Allmänhet is a Swedish non-profit civil society organisation that works to promote dialogue and openness between researchers and the public. The organisation was founded in 2002 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.Vetenskap & Allmänhet's members consist of some 80 organisations, authorities, universities, companies and associations. In addition, it has a number of individual members. The organisation is funded through membership fees, project grants and a grant from the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research.
European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is a non-profit association set up to encourage the growth of the Citizen Science movement in Europe in order to enhance the participation of the general public in scientific processes, mainly by initiating and supporting citizen science projects as well as performing research on citizen science. ECSA is framing citizen science as an open and inclusive approach, for example by supporting and being part of the exploration, shaping and development of the different aspects of the citizen science movement, its better understanding and use for the benefit of decision making.  
Global 2000
Austria

Global 2000

GLOBAL 2000 is an Austrian environmental organisation. It was funded in 1982 in Vienna and consists of the associations GLOBAL 2000 Umweltschutzorganisation (environmental organisation) and GLOBAL 2000 Umweltforschungsinstitut (UFI) (environmental research institute founded in 1991). The organisation claims to work independently and critically for a green, sustainable and healthy environment. Since 1998 it also is member of the worldwide environmental protection network Friends of the Earth and thereby a sister organisation of BUND(Germany) and Pro Natura (Switzerland).
LACON
Austria

LACON

The Lacon Team works closely together on big and small projects in the fields of ecology, environment protection and landscape architecture. On meadows, in the forest, out in the field, on construction sites or oin the office, zeal and team spirit always come along. They're a colourful mixture of experts that goes on nature exploration trips once a year.
Cumberland Wildlife Park
Austria

Cumberland Wildlife Park

The Cumberland Wildlife Park is located in upper Austria near Grünau im Almtal. The Almsee lake and the Cumberland Wildlife Park is embedded between the steep rocks on the northern edge of the Totes Gebirge.The Wildlife Park became famous due to Konrad Lorenz work there and is home to many different animal species on 60 hectares of land. Endangered species like wild equids can be found there. Long hiking trails lead through the park with it's 70 different animal species and approximately 500 animals in total.
Österreich forscht
Austria

Österreich forscht

Since 2014 the Austrian Citizen Science platform can be found online under the domain www.citizen-science.at. On the website about 30 institutions collectively present themselves and work together to connect Citizen Science actors in Austria and international to promote and the quality of Citizen Science and further develop the method. In 2015 they held a first annual Austrian Citizen Science Conference.
Schweiz forscht
Switzerland

Schweiz forscht

To create an easy overview of Citizen Science in Switzerland und better connect the providers of Citizen Science projects, the "Citizen Science Network Switzerland" was founded and the website schweiz-forscht.ch arised out of it. Since 2015 the office of Citizen Science Switzerland supervises the "Citizen Science Network Switzerland" and the website schweiz-froscht.ch, meanwhile it is also püoint of contact for different interested parties like the media, universities or Citizen Scientists themselves and monitors in the field of Citizen Science.
Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle
Austria

Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle

The Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle (KLF) is a research facility in Grünau im Almtal (Upper Austria), maintained jointly by private and public entities. The KFL is dedicated mainly to behavioral biology of birds and named after the Nobel laureate Konrad Lorenz. The facility was created in 1973, when Konrad Lorenz retired from his position as chair of the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology in Seewiesen (Germany) and returned to his native country Austria. Lorenz had been looking for a place to continue research on greylag geese and the biologist Otto König facilitated the establishment of an appropriate field station in…
Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA)
Australia

Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA)

The Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) was formed to advance citizen science through the sharing of knowledge, collaboration, capacity building and advocacy.ACSA was conceived at the Inaugural Citizen Science Workshop hosted by the Queensland Museum in Brisbane on 6 May, 2014. A large number of dedicated volunteers came together and formed working groups to actively develop the structure of ACSA and build awareness of Australian citizen science both nationally and globally. It's a member-based community that supports, informs and develops citizen science. ACSA membership is open to citizen science project managers, volunteers or anyone with an interest in citizen science.
Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Austria

Center for Human-Computer Interaction

The Center for Human-Computer Interaction is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Salzburg. Established in 2005 as research unit at the former ICT&S Center, currently approx. 40 researchers study the interplay between humans and computers in order to enable desired interactions and explore desirable futures. The Center is directed by Professor Manfred Tscheligi who is a widely recognized expert in the field.
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Australia

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a major botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world. It is open every day of the year and access is free. Its stunning position on Sydney Harbour and immediately adjacent to the Sydney central business district, the Sydney Opera House and the large public parklands of The Domain ensure it is one of the most visited attractions in Sydney.
Taronga Zoo Sydney
Australia

Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga Zoo Sydney is a zoo in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.It was officially opened on 7 October 1916. Taronga Zoo Sydney is managed by the Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales, under the trading name Taronga Conservation Society, along with its sister zoo, the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, the 28-hectare (69-acre) Taronga Zoo Sydney is home to over 4,000 animals of 350 species. It has a zoo shop, a cafe, and information centre.

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  • Take a look at our updated Citizen Science app page, where you can find active international and national projects, running on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform. Join volunteer monitoring and interactive research projects by just clicking on the app store buttons or interactive map link.

    Friday, 07 December 2018
  • The new SPOTTERON platform version 2.5.0 has been released. Highlights are the new offline map mode and badges to earn & collect in all Citizen Science apps on the platform. Read more about the new features in our Citizen Science Blog!

    Wednesday, 07 November 2018