Environmental Citizen Science App


University of New South Wales
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CoastSnap is a global citizen science project to capture our changing coastlines. With the Citizen Science App, you can create timelines of your coast and record its development. No matter where you are in the world, if you have a smartphone and an interest in the coast, we welcome you to participate!

Monitoring Coastlines for Citizen Science

CoastSnap relies on repeat photos at the same location to track how the coast is changing over time due to processes such as storms, rising sea levels, human activities and other factors. Using a specialised technique known as photogrammetry, CoastSnap turns photos of the Citizen Scientiests into valuable coastal data that is used by coastal scientists to understand and forecast how coastlines might change in the coming decades. Photogrammetry enables the position of the coastline to be pinpointed from the Coastsnaps to an accuracy similar to that of professional coastal survey teams.

Observing and uploading photos of the same location into the Citizen Science App helps coastal researchers to understand how that coastline is changing over time.

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Live Citizen Science Map Application from CoastSnap

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