Mission

The idea of designing a System for modern Smartphone Apps to support Citizen Science and Environment  Conservation was born out there in the field, when a hiking trip became a sudden discovery of wild waste in an otherwise untouched forest scenery. - resulting in now over 2000 hours of concepting, designing, developing, testing and improving SPOTTERON.

In Citizen Science lays so much potential, if its done right. In our opinion, the symbiosis of scientific or environmental goals with those amazing high-tech computers and sensors, everybody of us carries around in the pockets everyday can help not only scientific research, but also the way people recognize and care about their surroundings. By their ongoing involvement, Citizen Scientists become part of something much bigger - a growing and curious community.

Through its conceptual accessability, we now are able to hold the running costs for a complete service for the projects as low as possible. Our long-term goal is to provide this always-maintained and ever-improved system to all Citizen Science, Environment Conservation and Social Projects as a professional and reliable service, while keeping also the users in mind.

SPOTTERON builds on this vision of an ongoing collaboration between Citizen Science project, designers, developers and also the Citizen Scientists to build the Citizen Science Tool of the future - because Citizen Science itself is all about working together, too.

Shortnews

  • Increasing the long-term motivation of the participants is an important key elements in running volunteer-based projects. All apps include tools for automatically rewarding users for their activity, community building features and notifications. To find out the details about the features read on here.

    Tuesday, 21 May 2019
  • We believe that Citizen Science should always be a personal experience, exchange of ideas and keep the participants in the spotlight. That's why a Community Pack is included in every Citizen Science App running on the SPOTTERON Plattform. Read about all features which are part of the community pack here.

    Monday, 20 May 2019