Registry of online tools for Citizen Science

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In recent years, European (and international) biodiversity research and citizen science community have produced various applications for collecting, storing, managing, analysing and sharing of biodiversity data. These applications are usually available online as a part of webpages, portals and mobile applications, often funded by EU projects or national project funding instruments.
This repository contains more than 40 online tools and apps supporting citizen scientists initiatives and volunteer scientists in their study of nature. Some of these tools can help for identification or monitoring, others - to share and analyze available data, or to create and manage a new project.


Tela Botanica association supports the development of a coordinated digital database of images and information on plants of the world. It is also search engine for projects and ressources.
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Europe, Africa
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A Drupal open-source, collaborative platform, that provides a web interface for scientists and researchers' networks, projects and initiatives with a metadata management and data sharing system.
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The Species Observation System is a web-based system for recording sightings of Swedish plants, animals and fungi. The system contains large amounts of information concerning the time and place where species have been observed.
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Sweden, Norway
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Application enables identification of the species indigenous to the British Isles. Once a tree has been identified, users can send their photo to the developers to locate it on a community map.
Mobile app:
Yes
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UK
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Trektellen is the largest public database of migration / seawatch counts and ringing results
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Europe
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Make smart decisions with a data management system that rapidly collects data from the crowd and visualizes what happened, when and where. Features: - Free & Open Source - Interactive Mapping - Dynamic Timeline - Multiple Data Streams The Ushahidi Platform allows you to easily collect information via text messages, email, twitter and web-forms.
Mobile app:
yes
Open Source:
yes
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world
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The WeSenseIt mobile app enables citizens to create and submit reports about water courses or sensitive locations.WeSenseIt is a product of WeSenseIt EU FP7 project (funded from 2012 to 2016) developing citizen observatories of water and flooding.The project aims to develop local ‘citizen observatories’ to strengthen communities’ safety in case of a flood. The mobile app can be used on Android Smartphones and has five sections: 1.
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yes
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The app developed to monitor and investigate the noise. Available both for Apple and Android users. Furthermore, you can register yourselves on the website to explore the noise pollution map and to register in order to check data from your measurement and match them with the community data.
Open Source:
yes
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Wild Life Event reporter lists the diseases that affect animals. The Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER) not only provides a destination for observations of sick/injured/dead wild animals, but also functions as an alerting system, quickly distributing these reports to those who are signed up to receive them. With HealthMap's Outbreaks Near Me application, you have all of HealthMap's latest real-time disease outbreak information at your fingertips.
Mobile app:
Yes
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USA/World
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This tool allows non-profit groups, educators & researchers to run their own citizen science projects by elliminating the technical barriers and costs associated with maintaing them.
Open Source:
yes
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Canada
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