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Cyber Citizen is a research initiative at Michigan Tech University aimed at creating mobile and web-based tools to facilitate citizen participation in scientist-led environmental and social research projects.
The project has four apps available: Beach Health Monitor - analyzes whether beach conditions pose a human health risk.
Ethnographer - connects Upper Peninsula Michigan residents with ethnographers interested in studying and documenting local history.
Lichen AQ - uses lichen to track air pollution which helps federal land managers.
Mushroom Mapper - records and analyzes mushroom habitats.
App users either upload their data to a publicly accessible database or directly to the researchers' project website.