monitoring

MoL

Tool name: 

Map of Life

Description: 

Built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data, Map of Life endeavors to provide ‘best-possible’ species range information and species lists for any geographic area. Map of Life aims to support effective and global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making by assembling and integrating a wide range of knowledge about species distributions and their dynamics over time. The Map of Life assembles and integrates different sources of data describing species distributions worldwide.

Scale: 

world

Language: 

multi

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Mobile app: 

yes

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Open Source: 

yes

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Ushahidi

Tool name: 

Ushahidi platform

Description: 

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.

Scale: 

world

Related project: 

Ushahidi

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Mobile app: 

yes

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Open Source: 

yes

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WeSenseIt

Tool name: 

WeSenseIt

Description: 

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. Citizen Observatory: This is set up as a facebook page to discuss any flooding activities in a local area.

Related project: 

WeSenseIt

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Mobile app: 

yes

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PlutoF

Tool name: 

PlutoF

Description: 

PlutoF provides cloud database and computing services for the taxonomical, ecological, phylogenetical, etc. research. The purpose of the platform is to provide synergy through common modules for the classifications, taxon names, analytical tools, etc.

Scale: 

World, Estonia

Language: 

English
Estonian

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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BirdTrack

Tool name: 

BirdTrack

Description: 

A tool to register data on migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. It provides facilities for observers to store and manage their own personal records as well as using these to support species conservation.

Scale: 

UK, Europe

Language: 

English

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Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

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Observado

Tool name: 

Observado

Description: 

The goal of observado.org is to make available sightings of observers all around the world and help with knowledge on biodiversity. Users can submit sightings regarding any area of fauna and flora, whereby administrators scrutinize these sightings. Observado.org has got special software modules for mobile devices: WnPda/WnSmart (both for Windows Mobile), and three apps: 1 - ObsMapp (Android) is the digital notebook. With Obsmapp you can submit all your nature observations directly from the field. All observations are automatically linked to the current time and GPS location.

Scale: 

World

Language: 

Multi

Related project: 

observado.org, waarneming.nl, waarnemingen.be

URL tool: 

Mobile app: 

Yes

Off-line mode: 

Yes

Category: 

Open Source: 

yes

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

iBats

Tool name: 

iBats

Description: 

The iBat programme has developed a smart-phone plugin to assist with global bat monitoring programme. With the help of an ultrasonic microphone, iBat allows volunteers to detect and record more than 900 species of bat. The captured sounds files are uploaded to a website that identifies each of the calls to build an accurate picture of bat populations. The tool iBatsID can identify calls recorded in Europe to species level.

Scale: 

UK/World

Language: 

Multi

Related project: 

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Mobile app: 

yes

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AirProbe

Tool name: 

AirProbe

Description: 

The system used to investigate toxic gas pollution. A portable device (SensorBox) can measure the presence of some toxic gasses with a few low cost sensors. Then, an Android smartphone can show the measurements in real time thanks to a dedicated app (AirProbe). The system is being tested at the moment but soon both the SensorBox and AirProbe will be available for volunteers.

Language: 

English

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Open Source: 

yes

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The Species Observation System

Tool name: 

The Species Observation System

Description: 

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.

Scale: 

Sweden, Norway

Language: 

Multi

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Data to GBIF: 

Yes

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