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Supplement to Vol. 7, No.1: August-September 2013

Coastal and Marine Citizen Science Projects

In mid-2013, participants in the EBM Tools Network listserv were asked to provide examples of coastal and marine citizen science projects.  They offered a wealth of them: more than 30 projects.  The resulting list is indicative rather than comprehensive, and tends to focus on projects described in English and mostly from the US.  Still, it gives an idea of the diversity of citizen science projects in practice.

The list of projects is below, in no particular order:

Phytoplankton Monitoring Program
www.cdph.ca.gov/HEALTHINFO/ENVIRONHEALTH/WATER/Pages/PhytoplanktonMonitoringProgram.aspx

Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)
http://depts.washington.edu/coasst

Reef Watch
www.conservationsa.org.au/reefwatch-home.html

Old Weather
www.oldweather.org

Boston Harbor Islands Citizen Science Programs
www.nps.gov/boha/supportyourpark/citizen-scientists.htm

Range Extension Database and Mapping Project (Redmap)
www.redmap.org.au

IceWatch
www.natureabounds.org/IceWatch_USA.html

Seafloor Explorer
www.zooniverse.org/project/seafloorexplorer

WhaleFM
http://whale.fm

Tag a Tiny Program
www.tunalab.org/tagatiny.htm

Salish Sea Hydrophone Network
www.orcasound.net

Monitoring Blue Crab Larvae
www.missionaransas.org/involved_volunteer.html

CoastWatch
www.oregonshores.org/coastwatch.php5

Marine Debris Tracker
www.marinedebris.engr.uga.edu/how-do-i-start-tracking/android

Marine Mammals Sightings Database
www.cisanctuary.org/mammals

Reef Check California
http://reefcheck.org/rcca/rcca_home.php

Community Environmental Health Laboratory
www.mdibl.org/community_lab.php

MPA Watch
www.healthebay.org/get-involved/volunteer/mpa-watch

Beach Watch
www.farallones.org/volunteer/beach_watch.php

Eye on the Reef Program
www.gbrmpa.gov.au/about-the-reef/how-the-reefs-managed/eye-on-the-reef

Vital Signs
http://vitalsignsme.org/

eBird
http://ebird.org

Whale Shark Photo-ID Library
www.whaleshark.org/submit.jsp?langCode=en

Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS)
http://limpetsmonitoring.org/

Sound Citizen
http://depts.washington.edu/soundcit

Inner Cabrillo Beach Survey and Peninsula Shorewatch Survey
www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/research/coastal-monitoring.asp

Coast Salish Tribal Journey Water Quality Project
http://wfrc.usgs.gov/tribal/cswqp/index.html

Grunion Greeters
http://grunion.pepperdine.edu/ggproject.htm

Hudson River American Eel Research Project
www.dec.ny.gov/lands/49580.html

Seasearch
www.seasearch.co.uk

Secchi App Project
www.secchidisk.org

Sea Search
http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/get-involved/volunteer/sea-search

North Carolina Sea Turtle Project
www.seaturtle.org/groups/ncwrc/overview.html

Structure of Populations, Levels of Abundance and Status of Humpbacks (SPLASH)
www.splashcatalog.org

iSeahorse
www.iseahorse.org

BioTrails
www.scistarter.com/project/827-BioTrails



Editor: John B. Davis

Contributing Editor: Tundi Agardy

OpenChannels Manager: Nick Wehner

EDITORIAL BOARD:
Chair - David Fluharty, University of Washington
Sarah Carr, EBM Tools Network
Kevern Cochrane, Rhodes University
Jon Day, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Mark Erdmann, Conservation International
Ben Halpern, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Karen McLeod, Oregon State University
Jake Rice, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Kristin Sherwood, The Nature Conservancy
Kevin Stokes, Fisheries consultant

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