We have recently launched a new project entitled “Coastal Walkabout”. We are keen to introduce it to you. We hope you will find it useful and that you will use it as an asset in your research and community involvement/engagement strategy.
Many of you have contributed images toward the APP and the website. Many thanks!
Coastal Walkabout is an open access, dynamic, citizen science initiative which utilises smart phone technology and social media to engage and motivate local communities, industry, NGOs and researchers to gather scientific observations of marine wildlife within the coastal, estuarine and near-shore environments.
Coastal Walkabout is an easy-to-use smartphone app designed to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get out into their coastal environments and record observations of the fauna living there.
The app automatically takes note of the time and location (GPS) of wildlife sightings before uploading that data in real time to the Coastal Walkabout website (www.coastalwalkabout.org). Via the website, the data is freely accessible to the general public, researchers, NGOs, industry and local organisations all over the world.
The Coastal Walkabout initiative consisting of:
- Smart phone app for iPhone and Android
- The Coastal Walkabout website
- A Biological Data Recording system
For more information go to www.coastalwalkabout.org and http://media.murdoch.edu.au/citizen-science-theres-an-app-for-that
You can download the apps via the www.coastalwalkabout.org website or through the following two links:
ANDROID: (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gaiaresources.bdrsmobile.coastalwalkabout&hl=en