Nature Park Garden is a project of the Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. (BUND)).
Gardening is experiencing a renaissance. By avoiding pesticides and peat and using natural cycles in cultivation, biodiversity is promoted. Gardens offer enormous potential for the protection of biodiversity, and this Citizen Science project is here to help.
The ClimateWatch program is the collaborative brainchild of Earthwatch Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Melbourne to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the seasonal behaviour of Australia's plants and animals. The ClimateWatch Citizen Science App enables every Australian to be involved in collecting and recording data that will help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change.
Our Outdoors is a citizen science project which aims to find out more about what you and others experience when you are in public spaces such as parks, beaches, canals, and town squares. It was developed by researchers in the Scottish Collaboration of Public Health Research and Practice (SCPHRP) at the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Sustrans, the MRC and citizens like yourself.
The Big City Birds citizen science app aims to learn about five specific birds species and their behavioural adaptations to living in the city. Their whereabouts, behaviours, communal roosts, and nest sites are of interest to researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, and The University of Sydney. The data collected will help scientists understand these species’ behaviour, movement, reproduction, distribution, and habitat use in suburban areas.
"Crows in the zoo" is a Citizen Science project of the Department for Behavioral and Cognitive Biology of the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Konrad Lorenz Research Station and the Zoo Vienna. The researchers aim to find out more about the species and subspecies of crows that use the Zoo area. All visitors of the Zoo Vienna are welcome to join in!
The MAKENYA | Mammal Atlas Kenya is the first Citizen Science App for an African country running on the SPOTTERON Platform. The Citizen Science Project from the Zoology Department of Kenya's National Museums, enables naturalists to report sightings of mammals during their expeditions. Such data is unavailable, but is valuable for conservation and mapping the distribution of Kenyan mammals.
With the Green Growth app everyone can contribute to keeping Suriname the greenest country on earth with 93% forest cover. The data will help to manage the forests of South America. This Citizen Science project aims to create an active community of forest watchers and keep Suriname green.
This new project gives interested Citizen Scientists, who range from school pupils to amateur collectors and professional scientists, a basis for identifying new fossil findings, publishing these and thereby completing the network of data from the Earth history in Austria.
In the Roadkill Citizen Science Project from the University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Citizen Scientists and researchers collect data about roadkill on streets all around the world. If there`s a high number of roadkill in one spot or a particular species gets killed in the same place a lot, that can help scientists understand how the animals came to die and find solutions for it.
The connections between water and geological underground are diverse and often complex. Using the SIBRA App, citizens can generate reliable data on these topics and thus contribute to a better understanding of these connections. At the Geological Survey of Austria, the data is being combined with other methods of measurement and used, inter alia, in developing models and scenarios that allow for assessing possible effects of extreme weather events, such as heavy precipitation, rapid snowmelt, flooding or draught.
Cane toads are relentless invaders. Native to Central America, cane toads were transported to sugar cane growing regions of the world early last century, including Australia, in the hope they would eat and eradicate beetles devastating sugar cane crops. The experiment failed spectacularly. Toads ignored beetles, and instead embarked on an epic global invasion.
Nature's Calender Burgenland is the next regional project of the Nature's Calender app family. The Citizen Science app can be used locally for phenology observations in nature and offers all community functions and features for species classfication. By the local character of the Citizen Science app especially schools and educational institutions in the region can participate in an optimal way.
Nature's Calendar Upper Austria is a regional Nature's Calendar project, which also collects data for the Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG). The data collected can be observed in nature and compared over years, so it's observations like plants starting to blossom, trees yielding fruit or throwing off leaves or animals being active that support scientific research in this project.
In collaboration with the Institue for Transport at the University of Life Sciences, Vienna, this Citizen Science App was specially made for kids and teenagers. The Community Science project aspires to understand better how they perceive and rate possible dangers and their surroundings in general.
Landauf, LandApp BW is an interactive data collection project by LEO BW and the National Archive of Baden-Würtemberg in Germany, EU. The Citizen Science App is focussed on contributions about landmarks and historical buildings in the area. The project is including local communities and gather their knowledge about their own regions. Who else would you ask about the people's own heritage than the people themselves?
"Forschen im Almtal" is the app for a Citizen Science project of the University of Vienna in collaboration with the wildlife park in Grünau in Austria's Almtal. Visitors of the Wildlife park can become Citizen Scientists and observe three bird species (grey goose, raven and northern bald ibis) and help collect data on their behaviour in the Citizen Science App 'Forschen im Almtal'.
WaldrApp is a Citizen Science project from the University of Vienna aiming to collect ecologic Information on the whereabouts of "Waldrapps" (English: northern bald ibis). Since these birds are an endangered species, the data collected through the app can help gain essential data for future settling projects. Feel free to join and contribute to this citizen observatory!
Soils for Science is a Citizen Science initiative of The University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience. Soils for Science aims to inform the public on the importance of antibiotic resistance in modern healthcare, and soil microbes as a source of next-generation antibiotics. Soils for Science provides the public with free sampling kits to collect soil samples rich in microbial biodiversity (bacteria and fungi).
QuakeWatch Austria - an initiative of ZAMG (Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics) - involves broad sections of the population in earthquake research. The objective is to record earthquake perceptions and effects in Austria more quickly and precisely. The collected data of the Citizen Scientists support a better assessment of the hazard of future earthquakes.