The idea of designing a platform for modern Smartphone Apps to support Citizen Science and Environment Conservation was born out there in the field when we discovered of a pile of waste in an otherwise untouched forest scenery on a hiking trip. That experience has resulted in now over 3000 hours of concept creation, designing, developing, testing, project building and improving SPOTTERON.

Citizen Science Experience

quote philipp socialnetwork2In Citizen Science lays so much potential, if it's 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 every day 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 accessibility, 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 Citizen Science, Environment Conservation and Social Projects worldwide as a professional and reliable service, while also keeping the users in mind and foster community growth and interaction between citizens and scientists. 

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


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  • New in our blog series: the Tea Bag Index (TBI) collects data on soil observations and in particular on the dynamics of soil decomposition. The degradation of organic matter in the soil is part of the global carbon cycle, which provides information about the biological activity of the soil and is therefore important for climate change. Read more on the blog!

    Thursday, 17 October 2019
  • A new paper by Barbara Strobl, Simon Etter, Ilja van Meerveld, and Jan Seibert from the CrowdWater project has been added, titled: "Accuracy of crowdsourced streamflow and stream level class estimates". Read more in our papers section here.

    Thursday, 17 October 2019