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MyOSD-Ocean Sampling Day

Main Project Information
Presented By Jacobs University Bremen
Goal Discover the bacteria of our ocean
Task Collect marine bacteria or measure environmental parameters
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

After the great sucess of last years Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) it will take place again on the longest day in the northern hemisphere in 2015, during the summer solstice on June 21st. On this day over 150 science teams all around the world will take water samples from the ocean in order to identify the microbes in it. But not only scientists, everyone can join our OSD Citizen Science campaign (MyOSD) by collecting bacteria with the MyOSD Sampling kit or important environmental data like latitude, longitude, temperature, wind speed and others and upload it via the OSD Citizen Smartphone App.The outcome of this global effort will be nothing less than the biggest data set in marine research that has ever been taken on one single day. This vast open-access data set will be incredibly valuable for the marine scientists.

How to Join

Check out our MyOSD page to learn about how to get a MyOSD sampling kit or what environmental parameters you can measure and how.
Download the OSD Citizen Smartphone App
For Android:
For Iphone:

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Required Gear

MyOSD sampling kit

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 At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags App, Bacteria, Smartphone
Project Updated 04/21/2017