Holistic Marine Citizen Science projects’ mapping in the Baltic Sea Region
In the context of the assignment ‘Holistic Marine Citizen Science Projects’ Mapping in the Baltic Sea Region’ as funded by BANOS CSA – s.Pro sustainable-projects GmbH is undertaking a comprehensive mapping exercise to develop the first-ever overview of marine citizen science projects in and around the Baltic Sea Region. We are keen to hear from you and to include your project into our database, with the ultimate aim of encouraging more of such projects to be realized in the future. Please feel free to send this survey to any of your immediate colleagues that you think could contribute to our study by providing them with this link: https://form.jotform.com/211522641508347
What is meant by Marine Citizen Science projects?
Following the definition of the BANOS CSA, “Citizen Science is a research approach which allows science and civil society to cooperate, to learn, and work together to generate and use scientific knowledge and understanding for mutual benefit. These benefits include, for example, enhanced data collecting capability for scientific research, empowerment of civil society and an increased environmental awareness.” A Citizen Science project is thus one where data is collected and where this data is subsequently used for scientific purposes. For this study, the emphasis will be on the sea and coastal areas, with a focus on Marine Citizen Science projects that provide data and tangible outcomes and that are as such ‘consultable’- meaning that we also consider science projects that use citizen science approaches.
The information you provide in the survey responses will only be used for the purposes of this study and your contact information will not be shared with third parties. For more information about how s.Pro – sustainable projects GmbH handles data protection, please visit: http://www.sustainable-projects.eu/data-protection
Institution or organisation
Are/were you/your institution involved in a Baltic Marine Citizen Science project?
What is the name of the project in English?
What is the name of the project in its original language?
What is/was your role in this project?
Do/did you collaborate with other institutions in this project?
Who is/was the project lead, and could you provide us their contact information or a weblink to the project?
How was/is the project funded?
Is the project finalised or on-going?
What is/was the start and if relevant the end-date of the project?
What do/did you study?
What is/was the aim of the initiative?
What kind of data do/did you collect and how?
pictures and sighting details
sighting reports of flora and fauna
How was the data sent to the project lead?
What is/was the scale of the project?
What is/was the location of the project?
What is/was the language of the project?
What is/was the frequency of data collection for the project?
Once per year
Once per month
Once per week
Can you tell us more about the topic of the project data collection, e.g. species taxonomy, invasive species, mollusks, etc.?
Definition of levels of participation:
a) crowdsourcing: no subject knowledge required, citizens report observations; b) distributed intelligence: certain level of knowledge is required for the sake of interpretation, either pre-existing knowledge or via a training course; c) participatory science: citizens define the problem, compose a method and do data collection but scientists still play a leading role in analysing the data and interpreting the results; and d) extreme citizen science: collaborative science, non-professionals participate in all steps of research but they choose their level of engagement
What is/was the level of participation?
extreme citizen science
Definition of 3 major types of initiatives:
- descriptive: data collected without specified intended use; performance: monitoring and evaluation is crucial, collecting data long-term; composite: drawing attention to important policy issues by providing a shared conceptual framework as basis for interpretation, analysis and practice
What is/was the role of sustainability in the project?
What is/was the number of participants/volunteers involved?
less than 50
between 50 - 100
more than 100
What was the participants’ feedback?
Is/was the data set available?
What would you say are or were the lessons learned of the project?
Do you have any other comments regarding the project?
Are you aware of other Baltic MCS projects?
What is the name of the project, who is the contact person and how could we find out more about the project?
May we contact you for further questions?
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