As part of our work, we are supporting the development of web-based and mobile applications as promising technological tools to support citizen science. Below, we present those apps that we use in order to support European policies in the selected topics.
|Invasive Alien Species Europe||
The Invasive Alien Species in Europe app enables the general public (amateurs and professionals) to receive and share information about Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Europe. It provides details about 49 different IAS that are considered to be of interest to the complete European Union. Users can record pictures of possible Invasive Alien Species together with complementary information about their observation.
This app provides information about the protected areas of the Natura 2000 network. It allows users to send pictures collected in each site as well as an overall feedback about the protected area. Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. It stretches over 18% of the EU land area and almost 6% of its marine territory offering a haven to Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats.
IASTracker is an app to report possible occurences of Invasive Alien Species, i.e. species that occur outside their usual environment and might cause damage to local biodiversity, agricultural production, human health, etc. The app allows to record species observations using a pre-defined list of some well-known species.