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Digital Fishers

Main Project Information
Goal Help scientists better understand ocean animal communities
Task View short videos, identify ocean animals.
Where Online only
Description

Got 60 seconds to help shape ocean science?

We’re looking for a few volunteers to help analyze deep-sea videos— seconds at a time. We invite you to participate in ocean science research (no experience required!) via Digital Fishers, a new “citizen science” website. By playing Digital Fishers you’ll help researchers gather data from video, and unveil the mechanisms shaping the animal communities inhabiting the deep.

Digital Fishers was developed by Ocean Networks Canada together with the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies (CfGS) and funded by CANARIE. Co-investigator Dr. Rod Dobell leads the involvement of CfGS with additional support from eBriefings.ca.

How to Join

To take part in Digital Fishers, you'll need to register an account on the project website.

Website http://www.oceannetworks.ca/learning/get-involved/citizen-science/digital-fishers
Social Media
Required Gear

A computer with Internet access.

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 indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At home
Class Materials http://www.oceannetworks.ca/learning/ocean-sense/teacher-info
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags fish, fishing, ocean
Project Updated 08/05/2017