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About Citizen Science

Citizen Science refers to the population participating in scientific activities and research projects related with the environment and its biodiversity, taking advantage of new technologies such as the Internet and mobile phones with recording capabilities for an easy data collection and sharing. Nowadays, most deployed cabled observatories bear video cameras, which may truly represent the first innovative and multifunctional sensor to monitor life activities at different levels of complexity (i.e. from the individual animals, to population, species up to the level of the whole community), provided that automated image analysis is sufficiently developed to classify animals based on differences in shape, texture and color.

Researches and personnel involved at the Obsea Citizen Science Project: