Never keep on keeping on attacking the enemy you know and forget a friend with fake hugs.

Does anyone know of citizen science initiatives in North Sulawesi (e.g. Bunaken marine park or Tangkoko park)?

I'm hoping to visit next month and would love to support a project while there.


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BI Seminar #38: A Fitness-for-use Approach for Biodiversity Data Quality Assessment and Management

August 8, 2018, at 0900 (Chicago time, UTC/GMT -5:00 hours, = Central Daylight Time)

Abstract: The increasing availability of digitized biodiversity data worldwide has raised concerns related to the "fitness for use" of such data and the impact of data quality on the outcomes derived from public open data. In this talk, we will present some approaches and efforts to tackle these global issues, with focus on data consumers point of view, where the quality is determined by the data fitness for use. We will discuss a consistent approach to assess and manage data quality based on a conceptual framework, which is in progress in the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) community. Also, we will address how this framework can support the definition of the meaning of data quality in a given context and how to describe the status of quality of data in this context, in order to help data users to judge the data fitness for their use and to assist data owners to improve the quality of their data.

Allan Koch Veiga, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
University of São Paulo (USP)
School of Engineering (Poli)
Department of Computing and Digital Systems Engineering (PCS)
Research Center on Biodiversity and Computing (BioComp)

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Michael Faraday's electricity and magnetism experiment.

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Sweden has a research project to build a portal for Citizen Science called Medborgarforskning found at . If you know of Swedish #citizenscience project they are gathering a list via the form at the bottom of the project homepage.

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This is a really cool Zooniverse Project that you may like!
Would you like to learn more about endangered shorebirds that nest within the central Platte River Basin and/or look through cool pictures of animals that live there? Then you need to check out the Interior Least Tern and Piping Plover Predators Zooniverse project. Zooniverse is a citizen science platform where hundreds of thousands of people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers by analyzing remote camera photos.

The purpose of our study is to investigate predator presence, composition and abundance and to document possible predation events at interior least tern and piping plover off-channel nesting sites with the use of remote cameras. Remote cameras have been deployed at nesting sites and are programmed to collect an image every 5 minutes and when triggered by predator activity.

This project will yield more than 1 million photos and we need YOUR help in evaluating them! Fly over to our project page to learn more and begin classifying photos!

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