User Mentions and Push Notifications - Enabling immediate direct communication for all Citizen Science Apps

Imagine a Citizen Scientist asking a question inside your project's App. What if a reply directly reaches the user on the smartphone with a beep as soon it is posted? This next level of immediacy is now a reality with the new "User Mention" feature for all Apps on the SPOTTERON platform. The new functionality enables direct and personal commun...
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All about the birds: Ornithology apps running on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform

Humans and birds have a very long shared history. We have grown them for poultry, we appreciate their beauty, and in some cultures, we had even worshipped them as gods. We have been observing birds, their behaviour, their flight and migration patterns since prehistoric times, many cave drawings around the globe being proof. To this day, humans...
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A Milestone for Citizen Science: SPOTTERON 3.0 is here!

It has been a busy year here at SPOTTERON. Despite the ongoing global pandemic, we are happy that a new platform generation is finally ready for your Citizen Science Apps! After months of building up the groundwork, thorough evaluation, testing and improving, we are excited to present you the new and most extensive Citizen Science Platform we've ev...
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Celebrating Participation - Celebrating #CitizenScience! Collectible Cards for #CitSciOz21

For the Australian #CitSciOz21 conference, we made something special. Throughout the conference, we will reveal 12 #CitSci Collectors Cards, highlighting user contributions in various Australian Apps on the SPOTTERON Platform. In this blog post, you can find all Collectible Cards revealed time by time. Enjoy! We will update all previous&n...
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Celebrate, Communicate, Co-create - Australia's great Citizen Science Conference 2021

Citizen Science is leading to remarkable developments worldwide, and in Australia in particular. Between bushfires and a global pandemic, and being a country that faces the effects of climate change on a large scale, it has seen an influx in citizen-driven science projects in recent times, uniting people to achieve a common goal. This October, the ...
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Offline Maps and Spots for Citizen Science on Field Trips

Summertime and the living is easy - especially for Citizen Scientists contributing their observations to projects running on the SPOTTERON platform. Excursions and field trips are excellent opportunities to observe nature in all its glory. From the phenological development of indicator plants for projects such as Climate Watch Australia or the ZAMG...
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Phenology Projects on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science Platform

At SPOTTERON, we create Citizen Science Apps for a wide array of scientific fields. One of the most exciting topics is phenology - the study of periodically recurring phenomena in nature's annual cycle - and how global warming affects the developmental stages of animals and plants. Volunteer monitoring of nature, the weather and the seasons date ba...
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Making Data Meaningful: Data Visualization Overlay in Citizen Science Apps on the SPOTTERON Platform

The new "Data Visualization Overlay" brings interactive data visualizations to all Citizen Science Apps on the SPOTTERON Platform. Significant relationships are illustrated with one click and presented in a visually appealing way.

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Citizen Science connecting Continents - Researcher Simon Musila about the importance of a Mammal Monitoring App in Kenya

A new Citizen Science App in Eastern Africa. In this video article, Simon Musila from the Mammal Section of the National Museums of Kenya speaks to 'Nature Kenya' about the importance of monitoring mammals in Kenya and why it is essential to use modern mobile application technology in scientific research to involve a wide range ...
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Blocking Content in Citizen Science Apps on the SPOTTERON platform

Publishing Smartphone Apps on the App Stores for Android and IOS comes with necessities within the set of rules defined by Apple and Google. All Apps on the platforms must accept the terms of services and given rules to be able to have a presence on the App Stores. Sometimes this also comes with surprising challenges, as we have experienced a short while ago. 

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E-Mail Subscription to your Citizen Science Project on the SPOTTERON Platform

For Citizen Science projects that want to get in touch with their users via newsletters, SPOTTERON offers an "e-mail subscription" feature, that any project on the platform can utilize right from the start.

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Let Participants in Your Citizen Science Project Know That You Care - Reward them with a Badge!

Communication in Citizen Science projects is a significant factor in your project's success. There are many ways to connect with the participants in a project, one of them is rewarding users when they contribute.

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New on the SPOTTERON Platform: ClimateWatch - a Citizen Science App for Climate Research

The impacts of climate change are accelerating. Greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels. A warming planet earth means rising sea levels, increased frequency and intensity of weather events, like fires, floods, cyclones, droughts, ocean acidification, and species loss. These are putting our health, livelihoods, food security, freshwater supply and economic growth at risk. It is time to take action on Climate Change and participate. 
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Slip of Evidence - a new Citizen Science App on the SPOTTERON Platform to explore soil health

A healthy soil ecosystem is essential for sustainable food production and plays a significant role in maintaining biodiversity. However, there is not yet a good understanding of which soil attributes are most important. Does a healthy, productive soil have high biological diversity, or is a good soil structure more important? 'Slip of Evidence' aims to get to the bottom of these questions.
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The SPOTTERON Citizen Science Community is now on Discord!

Are you a SPOTTERON Partner who wishes to engage with Citizen Scientists on the Plattform more directly?
Do you have questions about a specific project or SPOTTERON in general that you want to ask quickly or any issues to report, but you don’t like to send an e-mail?
Search no more; we’ve got you covered!

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Fossilfinder - the new paleontology app on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science Platform

We are excited to present you the latest web app on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform today: The Fossilfinder is the new tool for hobby and professional paleontologists to document fossil finds throughout Austria and beyond.

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Better science data over time in Citizen Science Apps: introducing the Nearby-Spots feature

As a project partner on the SPOTTERON platform, you can now gently guide the Citizen Scientists contributing to your project to make better, more accurate observations in the Apps, thus making the data you're trying to obtain better and easier to manage.

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MAKENYA Mammal Atlas Kenya - A new Citizen Science App on the SPOTTERON platform

The MAKENYA - Mammal Atlas Kenya project is a Kenyan Citizen Science App to monitor rare and common mammals. Together with scientists of the Zoology Department of Kenya's National Museums, we developed and designed the first mobile Application for an African country running on the SPOTTERON Platform.

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Spot-A-Bee, the Citizen Science App about bees and plants in cities, is now also available in Welsh. Croeso!

We're delighted to announce that the Spot-A-Bee Citizen Science app is now available to Welsh speakers! The project aims to determine which plants, flowers, and trees in cities and urban areas benefit our most popular pollinators: the bees.

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What we need to bring new people to Citizen Science: our strategy for reaching out and engaging new people who have never heard of Citizen Science before

I am a Citizen Scientist. I have been one since I was eight years old, albeit without ever hearing the term even once. I was interested in nature, the environment, and I spent hours after hours exploring the wildlife in ponds, my parents' garden, forests, and even brown land. (Oh, I love brown land, I still sneak through construction fences to explore them sometimes :)

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Shortnews

  • A new paper titled "Predicting spring migration of two European amphibian species with plant phenology using citizen science data" has been added. Read more in Papers and Publications.

    Thursday, 20 January 2022
  • Ornithology, the "methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them ", include many scientific fields such as ecology, evolution or behavioural science. On the SPOTTERON platform, you can currently find three projects based on the observation of birds and their behaviour. Read more on the Citizen Science Blog.

    Wednesday, 05 January 2022