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

  • We wish a happy new year 2019 and big thanks to the Citizen Science Community on SPOTTERON and project partners for so much CitSci in 2018! We have made a nice picture to celebrate that here in our blog...

    Monday, 31 December 2018
  • Our Release Notes section, which lists all updats and new features of all Citizen Science apps, just has been updated with the last updates of the SPOTTERON Citizen Science observatory platform.

    Thursday, 27 December 2018