The Coastal Observer App encourages citizens to become active in monitoring the weather and water locally.
As a citizen science platform, it is designed to allow users to share their local observations and become involved in public participation scientific research.
The community-driven data will help researchers understand how people are impacted by the changing environment.
4 Ways to Contribute
Citizen scientists can choose from four activities to post geo-located photos that reflect their observations on the app. Users are encouraged to be as descriptive as possible. With the App, you can:
- Share a water-related setting
- Document water level changes and associated impacts
- Document water quality issues related to water clarity and pollution
- Share the current weather