Date and Time:
Sunday, September 6th, 2020
2.00 - 5.30 p.m. CEST
5.30 - 6.00 p.m. Prize Giving Ceremony
Location: Via Bellini, Trieste
Description: avvistAPP is a freely downloadable app developed to collect sightings of marine organisms by citizen scientists, simply by sending a picture of the animal. The app was initially developed to monitor the invasion of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi (sea walnut) in the northern Adriatic Sea, but it can be used to collect sightings of other jellyfish species, dolphins and sea turtles, whose monitoring is often challenging for researchers. (https://www.avvistapp.it/)
On September 6th, 2020, avvistAPP will be showcased to the public. Citizens will be quickly trained on its use, as avvistAPP is an easy tool that will allow everyone to actively contribute to data collection on several common marine organisms of our sea. How to use it: download and open avvistAPP on your mobile phone, register, recognise the organism, take a photo of the animal and send the sighting. You will receive an e-mail once OGS researchers will have validated your sighting.
Within ECSA, avvistAPP launched from February 6th 2020 to August 23rd a "Sighting Marathon": the three citizens that provided the highest number of sightings with avvistAPP during this period will receive a prize. The award consists of a subscription to the National Geographic magazine and will be delivered during the award ceremony to be held on September 6th, starting at 5.30 p.m.
Description: SeaWatcher is a new App for collecting geo-referencing observations of marine litter, invasive and protected species.