Citizen science is defined as participation of the general public in scientific research and has become a mainstream approach for collecting data on biodiversity.
This approach can substantially help scientists to address large scale or global biodiversity issues, through (1) monitoring the state of biodiversity by bringing a large amount of data needed for analysis and (2) the creation of indicators providing relevant information about state of biodiversity and public concern and action.
The development of citizen science is an opportunity for the general public to familiarize with scientific thinking and to improve their knowledge on specific subjects, which has been highlighted as one of the main motivations of participation.
More specifically, it is also a way to raise societal awareness about the stakes of biodiversity conservation. The participation to nature-based citizen science projects is also be a way to reconnect people with nature.
How to construct a citizen science project?
Nabi Ecology assists you at the stage you need
We help you identify the questions or problems you want to solve and which make sense for you
According to the problem you want to solve, we target the group of people that will be the most able to do the observations
Design a scientific methodology
The design of the scientific methodology is crucial: it should be easily doable by the targetted public to collect enough data
Collect data on an appropriate medium
Designing an app? We help you designing the best way to collect the data you need
Data analysis is the way to make your data talk! With professionel software, we take care of the analysis and the outputs visualization
Scientific communication is important to make the general public and the decision makers understand the outcomes of a study