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Goal Validating geographical locations in a biological database
Task Check and correct locations mapped in Google Earth
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Nonmarine ostracods, tiny crustaceans with an excellent fossil record, are common in aquatic ecosystems. The Ostracod Metadatabase of Environmental and Geographical Attributes (OMEGA) facilitates access to global geographical and environmental distributional data for nonmarine ostracods, supporting applications in biodiversity auditing, biogeography and the calibration of species as fossil proxies for past environmental and climatic change. Citizen Scientists can help improve accuracy and coverage of datasets by adding, correcting and validating the geographical coordinates of localities.

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Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Tags animals, ecology & environment, freshwater, geographical information systems, invertebrates, maps, ostracods
Project Updated 05/23/2018