Citizen science refers to projects in which citizens work together with scientists. The knowledge and engagement of citizens is integrated into scientific research and helps scientists to gain further knowledge.
How citizens participate in scientific projects can be very different:
- Citizens automatically generate data (using e.g. their smartphone) that is automatically forwarded/ shared
- Citizens observe something and pass on the related data and information
- Citizens not only contribute data, they also contribute to decisions: they determine what, when and how data is collected
- Citizens are very involved in project development and implementation
In the context of the citizenMorph project, citizens take part in different ways: On the one hand, they are significantly involved in the project development and implementation (regarding the development of the website and the mobile app) and on the other hand, they report data on landforms observed by them.
Further information about citizen science can be found here: