Engaging citizen-scientists for the assessment of marine biodiversity: experience from the ongoing COMBER project

TitleEngaging citizen-scientists for the assessment of marine biodiversity: experience from the ongoing COMBER project
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDailianis, T, Faulwetter S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Plaiti W, Prentiss N, Dounas C, Koulouri P, Artemiou S, Vlasiou A, Pinsoglio G, Arvanitidis C
Conference Name3rd International Workshop "Research in Shallow Marine and Fresh Water Systems", 14-15 February, Bremen, Germany
Series TitleBerichte, MARUM – Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Universität Bremen
Volume292
Pages14-16
Conference LocationBremen, Germany
Type of WorkOral Presentation
Abstract

COMBER project was designed by the HCMR as part of the EU ViBRANT project, based on the citizen science concept. Its goal is to demonstrate the potential for production of scientifically useful data through the engagement of a broader, non-scientific audience. It is currently based on fish identification and abundance monitoring in the Greek seas, with the option to expand in the Mediterranean. It is targeting recreational scuba divers and snorkelers, through collaboration with diving and sailing clubs. The methodology behind the project and the experience from a 2-year pilot implementation is presented and discussed.

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