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
Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)
Boston Harbor Islands Citizen Science Programs
Range Extension Database and Mapping Project (Redmap)
Tag a Tiny Program
Salish Sea Hydrophone Network
Monitoring Blue Crab Larvae
Marine Debris Tracker
Marine Mammals Sightings Database
Reef Check California
Community Environmental Health Laboratory
Eye on the Reef Program
Whale Shark Photo-ID Library
Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS)
Inner Cabrillo Beach Survey and Peninsula Shorewatch Survey
Coast Salish Tribal Journey Water Quality Project
Hudson River American Eel Research Project
Secchi App Project
North Carolina Sea Turtle Project
Structure of Populations, Levels of Abundance and Status of Humpbacks (SPLASH)
Editor: John B. Davis
Contributing Editor: Tundi Agardy
OpenChannels Manager: Nick Wehner
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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