Citizen Science
Citizen science represents a collaboration between scientists and members of the community including volunteers. These volunteers are often trained in the methods used to collect scientific data which can then be analysed by researchers. One clear area where citizen science has a role to play is in environmental monitoring, where local expertise and knowledge can compliment the training provided by scientific and educational organisations.

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training can often be delivered by researchers and scientists especially as they are experts in their field and very familiar with the equipment and methods required to obtain accurate information. It is helpful if there is a documented approach to this training. Evidence that volunteers have been trained in the correct data collection methods adds validity to the data collected and used in scientific research.

Click on the link below if you wish to examine a saltmarsh training portal designed to upskill and inform citizen science volunteers.

SALTMARSH MONITORING TRAINING PORTAL

Video Presentation on Saltmarsh Monitoring


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