Opportunities in citizen science

>By Kate Le Souef

Citizen science is recognised throughout the world as a powerful way to collect data. Anyone can volunteer to collect measurements and share them with scientists. This allows scientists to collect more information than they could if they were working alone. And of course, citizen science lets you learn about the ocean and contribute to marine science in a meaningful way!

There are many ways you can contribute your time in ocean science. You could help scientists to study water quality, plankton concentrations, oil spills or marine mammals, even if all you have is an internet connection. We’ll be posting lots of opportunities on our blog, so keep checking for new ideas to get involved in ocean research!