Team

In our Citizen Science design studio in Vienna, Austria we collaborate to create the most advanced Citizen Science platform for providing reliable and high quality tools in a mobile world. Coming from various backgrounds, our team not only designs and develops Citizen Science applications, but also provides support and works together closely with the projects during their whole runtime.

Our core team

Team Philipp Jonathan Hummer SPOTTERON

Philipp J. Hummer
Design // Project Lead

Already since childhood, Philipp was facinated by nature, especially by entomology and ecology, having over 20 aquariums and terrariums at his room to explore and observe. Philipp`s background and knowhow of design comes from over 20 years of experience.

Team Rainer Holzapfel SPOTTERON

Rainer Holzapfel
Development Lead

Rainer does not only speak code, he also studied Software Engineering & Internet Computing at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Rainer is part of the SPOTTERON team since the first steps, and also contributes to the design process.

Team SofieKoepp SPOTTERON 01

Sofie Koepp
Media & Community

Sofie lived a long time in Spain before she moved to Vienna for her studies on the University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources. She is an active participant in Citizen Science apps an takes care of community administration and user support at SPOTTERON.

Team StefanHolzapfel

Stefan Holzapfel
Development

As a graduate of the software development master's program at the FH Technikum Vienna, Stefan is enthusiastic about cutting-edge webtechnologies. He joined the development team to support SPOTTERON in delivering the most innovative toolset for citizen scientists.

Thanks also to all contributers, freelancers and test groups in our extended team - without your help SPOTTERON would not have come that far.

You can get in contact with the SPOTTERON Team via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone at +43-676-598-2272

Shortnews

  • We are proud to announce that Philippe Hummer from SPOTTERON formed part of the author-team of a scientist paper, published in the frontiers paper, about Citizen Science based on hydrological observations. Front. Earth Sci., 12 April 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00070 Read more in our blog!

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019
  • The platform version 2.7. is going to bring a complete overhaul of the ranking panel with advanced community leaderboards and more statistic tool for all Citizen Science apps on the SPOTTERON platform. 

     Projects can now hold friendly competitionst to reward active users as a thank you for their ongoing participation. Read more in our blog!

    Wednesday, 17 April 2019