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Citizen science and global biodiversity
Citizen science and global biodiversity

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9 Summary of Week 7

In this week, you explored the iSpot website and discovered how you can browse the collections, and even contribute to the collection, by first registering and subsequently adding your observations. Alongside learning how to engage with the website, you had the opportunity to develop your own learning by identifying species from existing information (e.g. images) and associated databases.

You also had the opportunity to engage with the wider online community to confirm the observations of other people and enter into constructive discussion with other users. You were also introduced to iSpot’s advanced tools, designed to create filters for new projects and to customise your presence on iSpot.

Through participating in this week and completing the activities, you should now be able, as a global citizen scientist, to enrich your own learning and, at the same time, contribute to the learning of other people and the progress of science.

The final week of this course looks at the scope of existing citizen science projects, and the value of data sets.

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