|Presented By||Coastal and Ocean Resources|
|Goal||Promote citizen science, develop baseline data, analyze change|
|Task||Make observations using the app|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
When a vessel accidentally discharges cargo at sea, or when oil spills occur, or when plastics or any floating marine debris is cast adrift on the ocean, it will eventually arrive on shore. In most cases affected landowners, neighborhoods, small communities, or municipalities will be the first to notice the accumulation of flotsam and jetsam on local beaches. We have developed a mobile phone application to simplify the recording, mapping, and networking of observations. The app works anywhere but is tailored for wildlife and objects found on shore or near the coast. The main objectives of the project are to:
|How to Join||
Register using the app at www.beachobserver.com
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, Emergency Response, In the car, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||beach, citizen science, marine debris, monitoring, observations, pollution, shoreline, wildlife|
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