Geology Citizen Science App

MTA MountainApp

University of Zürich
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MTA - MountainApp wants to inspire people to immerse themselves in landscapes. MTA - MountainApp is a project jointly run by researchers from Switzerland and Georgia. MTA -  MountainApp was developed for a transnational research seminar taught at the University of Zurich and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

The App facilitates cross-border student collaboration and learning and introduces students to sustainable mountain development through the lens of the Alpine and Caucasus mountains. Researchers are interested in learning more about places and landscapes people visit and experience in their everyday lives. By collecting this data, the project wants to better understand people’s relationships to different kinds of landscapes and landscape elements. With a focus on these relationships, MTA - MountainApp aims to analyze the values and meanings attached to landscapes. 

MTA is part of the bi-national project “Where Georgia and Switzerland meet: Sustainable development in mountain areas,” which is supported by a seed funding Grant of the Swiss Leading House for Science & Technology Cooperation, University of Geneva, as part of the Swiss Bilateral Cooperation Programme of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Within this project, a modular course was created at the Department of Human Geography at Tbilisi State University and the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich.

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