Making the most of citizen science in nature
Citizen science is a broad term used to describe the general public’s engagement in scientific research activities. It spans a range of levels of engagement: from being better informed about science to participating in the scientific process (observing, gathering or processing data). Citizen science can be particularly valuable for society, ecology and conservation. The EU-funded OptimCS project will build a workflow to maximise the information that citizen scientists contribute to our collective knowledge of biodiversity. The data collection power of citizen science is enormous, but as citizen science at this scale is a new development in ecology and conservation, there is a great deal of inefficiency in this process.
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