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

  • 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
  • We just added a new page listing publications based on Citizen Science data gathered through SPOTTERON apps. You can find links to the papers here.

    Monday, 29 October 2018