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Interactive Science Communication

A range of innovative Citizen Science App features are available for all projects to foster Science Communication

A big part of involving the public in an interactive project is communication. Enabling interactive Science Communication, e-Learning, and keeping participants in the loop makes it possible not exclusively to focus on data collection but to create positive impacts and foster change.

On SPOTTERON, a range of tools are available to contact the whole user community and disseminate project news, outcomes, and exciting facts to all participants.

Getting the message out and involving the Community - Integrated Tools for Science Communication

Every project on the platform can use the available Interactive Science Communication components available through the SPOTTERON Project Ecosystem. With the toolkit, administrators can send community messages with push notifications to all Smartphones with their project Apps installed. These Push Messages can also include links to the project's website as read-more, which helps promote content to a project's user community and inform about new pages.
Additional tools include a custom dialog box for Newsletter subscriptions with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to confirm informed consent and the possibility to integrate information directly from the project's website into the App as glossary pages, background knowledge, or how-to's.

Science Communication Features

Project Info & Read-mores

Project Info & Read-mores

Inform beginners about your project's goals and lead to your project website with read-more link buttons

Integrated Info Panels

Integrated Info Panels

Integrate content from your project website directly as information pages in the App's Data Input Dialog (Package B).

Newsletter Subscription Tool

Newsletter Subscription Tool

Users can subscribe to your newsletter and subscriber export as table format (CSV) in the Data Management Interface.

Project Push Messages

Project Push Messages

Send short messages to all users of your App at once directly to their smartphones with push notifications, website links, and emojis.

With the integrated Science Communication toolkit, your project can reach out via your Citizen Science Apps and improve further on community learning effects and direct user involvement.

Shortnews

  • Two new papers by our Citizen Science Project Partners titled "Unexpected dispersal of Australian brush-turkeys (Alectura lathami) in an urban landscape", and "CoastSnap: A global citizen science program to monitor changing coastlines" have been added to the Papers and Publications section.

    Thursday, 18 August 2022
  • Thanks to the new "Community Data Validation' feature on the SPOTTERON Platform, the ClimateWatch Project set up a "Virtual Data Validation Blitz" with volunteers that ran from June 14th to June 17th focusing on Fauna and Flora species. Read more about the results in our Citizen Science Blog!

    Monday, 08 August 2022