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Trektellenmore_vert

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Trektellen is the largest public database of migration / seawatch counts and ringing results.


Language: Multi
Scale: Europe

iBats Appmore_vert

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iBats app which allows a smartphone to be directly connected to the ultrasonic detector and the geo-referenced sound files can then be automatically uploaded onto the ibats website, this replacing the need for a separate recording device, GPS and recording form.


Taxa: Bats
Open source: Yes
Language: English
Scale: World
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )

TreeIDmore_vert

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Application enables identification of the species indigenous to the British Isles. Once a tree has been identified, users can send their photo to the developers to locate it on a community map.


Taxa: Plants
Language: Multi
Scale: UK
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )

Wild Life Event reportermore_vert

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Wild Life Event reporter lists the diseases that affect animals. The Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER) not only provides a destination for observations of sick/injured/dead wild animals, but also functions as an alerting system, quickly distributing these reports to those who are signed up to receive them. With HealthMap's Outbreaks Near Me application, you have all of HealthMap's latest real-time disease outbreak information at your fingertips.


Taxa: Animals
Language: English
Scale: USA/World
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )

Scratchpadsmore_vert

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• Create your own website to connect, work with and share your data. • Publish your data online • Link and share your structured data to make it widely accessible. • Collaborate with your peers (to prepare a paper with colleagues, build a bibliographic database or create a reference collection of images and observations).


Taxa: All
Standards: BibTeX, RIS, XML bibliographic citations
Open source: Yes
Language: English
Scale: World
Data to GBIF: Yes

Leafsnapmore_vert

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Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides. Leafsnap uses visual recognition software to help identify plant species from photographs. Citizens submit photos of leaves via the Leafsnap mobile app, which are automatically identified via a pattern-matching algorithm that compares the photo with photos of known leaves. The identification is passed back to the users.


Taxa: plants
Open source: yes
Language: English
Scale: US

Ornitho familymore_vert

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Ornitho is a common database for several European countries. This site(s) provides a new way of collecting, managing and illustrating ornithological observations (French and Spanish portals contain also mammals, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies). The ornitho app (Android)is in a pre-release version.


Taxa: Birds
Open source: Yes
Language: Multi
Scale: Europe
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )

CyberTrackermore_vert

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The smartphone users can use CyberTracker to capture observations (GPS field data collection) on a daily basis. Customizable interface, user can create own application. Possibility to create field guide,export data, also in DwC. Visualization with maps.


Taxa: All
Standards: Darwin Core
Open source: yes
Language: Multi
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: )

zooniversemore_vert

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Zooniverse is a citizen science web portal owned and operated by the Citizen Science Alliance. It hosts dozens of projects which allow volunteers to participate in crowdsourced scientific research. Zooniverse projects require the active participation of human volunteers to complete research tasks. Projects have been drawn from disciplines including astronomy, ecology, cell biology, humanities, and climate science. Notes from Nature is a transcribing tool.


Taxa: All
Standards: .
Open source: .
Language: English
Scale: USA, World
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: .)

Observadomore_vert

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The goal of observado.org is to make available sightings of observers all around the world and help with knowledge on biodiversity. Users can submit sightings regarding any area of fauna and flora, whereby administrators scrutinize these sightings . Observado.org has got special software modules for mobile devices: WnPda/WnSmart (both for Windows Mobile), and three apps: 1 - ObsMapp (Android) is the digital notebook. With Obsmapp you can submit all your nature observations directly from the field. All observations are automatically linked to the current time and GPS location. After your field trip you can upload your sightings to one of the linked portals; 2 - iObs (iPhone) is an application that can be used worldwide for entering and uploading observations of birds, mammals, plants, etc. directly from the field. You can use current time and location; 3 - WebObs (iPhone) enables you to store your observations of flora and fauna. It can use your gps and works also offline.

Related project: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.obsmapp
Taxa: All
Open source: yes
Language: Multi
Scale: World
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: yes)
Data to GBIF: yes

PlutoF Cloudmore_vert

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PlutoF provides cloud database and computing services for the taxonomical, ecological, phylogenetical, etc. research. The purpose of the platform is to provide synergy through common modules for the classifications, taxon names, analytical tools, etc.related databases and projects

Related project: https://plutof.ut.ee/#
Taxa: All
Standards: DwC
Open source: no
Language: English, Estionian
Scale: World
Data to GBIF: yes

 

The International Ecological Informationmore_vert

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A Drupal open-source, collaborative platform, that provides a web interface for scientists and researchers' networks, projects and initiatives with a metadata management and data sharing system. variety of resources to assist with program planning, initiation, development, and evaluation. Toolkit resources are arranged in a step-by-step framework, and supported by a section featuring real-world case studies and citizen science projects.


Taxa: Ecology
Standards: EML, ISO
Open source: .

AirProbemore_vert

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The system used to investigate toxic gas pollution. A portable device (SensorBox) can measure the presence of some toxic gasses with a few low cost sensors. Then, an Android smartphone can show the measurements in real time thanks to a dedicated app (AirProbe). The system is being tested at the moment but soon both the SensorBox and AirProbe will be available for volunteers.


Standards: .
Open source: .
Mobile app: . (Offline mode: )

I Saw a Butterflymore_vert

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"I-Saw-a-Butterfly" is a reporting app that takes advantage of Mobile high-end technology to provide quality data on butterfly sightings, based on the concept of getting maximum data with minimum typing. This app, aims at citizen science observers (Europe and Israel), is an extended version developed by 'GlueCAD - Biodiversity IT' for the EU BON project (Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network). It currently covers all European butterfly species with a specific focus (and pictures) on Estonian and Israeli butterflies.

Related project: https://plutof.ut.ee/#/observation
Taxa: Butterflies
Standards: .
Open source: .
Language: English, Estonian, Hebrew
Scale: Europe, Israel
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: for Hebrew)
Data to GBIF: .

iBatsIDmore_vert

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A classification tool which uses ensembles of artificial neural networks (eANN's) to classify time-expanded recordings of bat echolocation calls from 34 European bat species.


Taxa: Bats
Scale: Europe

The Species Observation Systemmore_vert

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The Species Observation System is a web-based system for recording sightings of Swedish plants, animals and fungi. The system contains large amounts of information concerning the time and place where species have been observed.


Taxa: All
Standards: DwC
Language: Multi
Scale: Sweden, Norway
Data to GBIF: Yes

Open Data Kitmore_vert

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Open Data Kit (ODK) is an open source suite of tools that enables data collection on mobile phones and data submissions to a central server. ODK provides an out-of-the-box solution for users to: •Build a data collection form or survey; •Collect the data on a mobile device and send it to a server; and •Aggregate the collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats.


Taxa: All
Language: English
Scale: World
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: Yes)

iSpotmore_vert

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iSpot is an online nature community that connects beginners with experts and fellow enthusiasts. Users can share images of what they have seen, identify species, discuss findings with other members and learn more about the wildlife. Selection of online identification tools is available.


Taxa: All
Open source: Yes
Language: English
Scale: UK, World
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )
Data to GBIF: Partly

SciStartermore_vert

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Search engine for citizen science projects (more than 600 projects listed)


Taxa: All
Language: English
Scale: USA, World

CitScimore_vert

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Tools and resources to help user to customize scientific procedure: create a new projects, manage project members, build custom data sheets, analyze collected data, gather participant feedback.


Taxa: All
Language: English
Scale: USA
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: )

iBatsmore_vert

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The iBat programme has developed a smart-phone plugin to assist with global bat monitoring programme. With the help of an ultrasonic microphone, iBat allows volunteers to detect and record more than 900 species of bat. The captured sounds files are uploaded to a website that identifies each of the calls to build an accurate picture of bat populations. The tool iBatsID can identify calls recorded in Europe to species level.

Related project: https://sites.google.com/site/ibatsresources/home
Taxa: Bats
Language: Multi
Scale: UK/World
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: )

iNaturalistmore_vert

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An online community of naturalists and citizen scientists built on sharing species observations via the iNaturalist website or from a mobile application. Data records may include images and geographical coordinates, and can be annotated by the community. Data with confirmed identifications are published through the GBIF. The app allows users to record observations with photos and GPS locations, view nearby photos on a map, keep track of updates from people you follow on iNaturalist.org


Taxa: All
Standards: Darwin Core
Open source: yes
Language: English
Scale: World
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: yes)
Data to GBIF: Yes

Widenoisemore_vert

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The app developed to monitor and investigate the noise. Available both for Apple and Android users. Furthermore, you can register yourselves on the website to explore the noise pollution map and to register in order to check data from your measurement and match them with the community data.

Related project: www.everyaware.eu
Taxa: Ecology
Open source: yes
Language: English

Enjoynature.netmore_vert

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Users can submit their observations, photos, and information in a personal data centre and analyse everything together. With enjoynature.net you can set up your own nature observation sites, or add your observations to sites that others have set up. You can also use standardized UTM grids to record your observations of each species group (taxa) consistently and globally. It is free of charge for unlimited use!


Taxa: All
Open source: yes
Language: English
Scale: Germany, Austria, World

GBIF IPTmore_vert

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IThe Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) is a free open source software tool written in Java that is used to publish and share biodiversity datasets through the GBIF network.

Related project: http://www.gbif.org/ipt
Taxa: All
Standards: Darwin Core, EML, ABCD, DiGIR/BioCASe/TAPIR
Open source: yes
Language: Multi
Scale: World
Data to GBIF: yes

BirdTrackmore_vert

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A tool to register data on migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. It provides facilities for observers to store and manage their own personal records as well as using these to support species conservation.


Taxa: Birds, Dragonflies
Language: English
Scale: UK, Europe
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: yes)

Loodusvaatluste andmebaasmore_vert

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The Nature Obsevartions Database collects useful information about Estonian biodiversity, help users to compile a species distribution atlas and analyse it. Information about observations of protected species is forwarded to the Estonian environmental register after inspection. The Nature Observations Database has a map application, where user can see inserted observations, borders of the Estonian protected areas and location of protected nature monuments.


Taxa: All
Language: Estonian, English
Scale: Estonia

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Isoperla are the leading developers of wildlife apps in the British Isles and Europe. Isoperla apps are reinventing wildlife field guides for the mobile age. For example, our BirdSongId app identifies bird species from songs picked out of the air using the device microphone.


Taxa: All
Language: Multi
Scale: UK, Europe
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )

Yardmapmore_vert

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YardMap enables people to map their habitat management and carbon neutral practices in backyards and parks, interact socially, and try out new landscape practices.


Taxa: Birds
Language: English
Scale: USA, World
Data to GBIF: through eBird

Tela Botanicamore_vert

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Tela Botanica association supports the development of a coordinated digital database of images and information on plants of the world. It is also search engine for projects and resources.


Taxa: Plants
Language: French, English
Scale: Europe, Africa

Project Noahmore_vert

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Project Noah is a digital platform that is designed to allow students, teachers, citizens and biologists to create a database that documents the biodiversity of plants, animals, insects, and much more across the planet. The data uploaded includes photos, geographic location, date, time, and other relevant information about the observations. Participants can join pre-formed missions to find animals, plants, butterflies, reptiles, or invasive species. Teachers may also set up specific classroom missions for students.


Taxa: All
Open source: Yes
Language: English
Scale: World
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )

Indiciamore_vert

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Indicia provides a solution for developing online biological recording. A toolkit that simplifies the construction of websites, Indicia supports wildlife observation recording forms that are as simple or advanced as you need, allow photo upload, reporting, mapping and verification of the records. By providing these facilities via a comprehensive set of highly configurable components, Indicia can be used to build diverse and unique recording solutions, which avoid reinventing the wheel and minimise the cost of development.

Related project: http://www.spipoll.org/
Taxa: all
Open source: yes
Language: English
Scale: UK/Eu
Mobile app: Yes (Offline mode: )

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Wildlife Sightingsmore_vert

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This tool allows non-profit groups, educators & researchers to run their own citizen science projects by eliminating the technical barriers and costs associated with maintaining them.


Taxa: All
Standards: Darwin Core
Open source: yes
Language: English
Scale: Canada
Data to GBIF: yes

Crowdmapmore_vert

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Crowdmap is a simple map-making tool, built on an open API, that allows you and the world to collaboratively map your world. Features: - team-based, collaborative mapping - integrate with your apps a high-performance, out-of-the-box API that lets you plug Crowdmap into your existing apps. - moderate content submitted by the crowd - sandboxed maps and private posts.


Taxa: Ecology
Open source: yes
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: )

Fieldscopemore_vert

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FieldScope is a web-based platform that provides participants with the ability to visualise and analyse their own data using GIS software. It offers an easy-to-use interface and a set of analytic tools that are either familiar or easy for a novice to grasp.


Taxa: all
Language: English
Scale: US

Experimental Tribemore_vert

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A web platform designed for scientific gaming and social computation. Its task is to help researchers in the realization of web-experiments by accomplishing those necessary and tedious tasks involving the management of social resources (User registration, validation, selection and pairing). computation. Its task is to help researchers in the realization of web-experiments by accomplishing those necessary and tedious tasks involving the management of social resources (User registration, validation, selection and pairing).

Related project: http://www.everyaware.eu
Taxa: Ecology
Open source: yes
Language: English
Scale: .
Data to GBIF: yes

Citizen Science centralmore_vert

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CSC offers practitioners a variety of resources to assist with program planning, initiation, development, and evaluation. Toolkit resources are arranged in a step-by-step framework, and supported by a section featuring real-world case studies and citizen science projects.


Language: English

Anymals+Plantsmore_vert

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An application running on Android that is linked directly to the databases of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The mobile application enables recovery of data already available in the GBIF for a geographical area delimited by the user. It displays the species that have been spotted in the area, the observations made, and further data from Wikipedia.

Related project: http://www.anymals.org
Taxa: All
Open source: yes
Language: Multi
Scale: World
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: yes)
Data to GBIF: yes

eBirdmore_vert

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A real-time, online checklist program. eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Via eBird you can: •Record the birds you see •Keep track of your bird lists •Explore dynamic maps and graphs •Share your sightings and join the eBird community •Contribute to science and conservation


Taxa: Birds
Standards: Darwin Core
Open source: yes
Language: English
Scale: USA, World
Mobile app: yes (Offline mode: )
Data to GBIF: yes

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AirProbe

AirProbe Description: The system used to investigate toxic gas pollution. A portable device (SensorBox) can measure the presence of some toxic gasses with a few low cost...