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

  • On Wednesday, the 6th of March, the first "Day of Phenology" took place at the ZAMG in Vienna. We have been invited by one of our project partners from the "Naturkalender App". Read more about it in our Citizen Science blog!

    Monday, 18 March 2019
  • We are happy to welcome our new partners, from universities to stakeholders in citizen science! On our website partner section you can now find a short description of their facilities and research.

    Monday, 04 March 2019