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Title: Citizen-science for the future : advisory case studies from around the globe
Authors: Simoniello, Christina
Jencks, Jennifer
Lauro, Federico M.
Loftis, Jon Derek
Weslawski, Jan Marcin
Deja, Kajetan
Forrest, David R.
Gossett, Sarah
Jeffries, Thomas C.
Jensen, Rachelle M.
Kobara, Shinichi
Nolan, Lindsey
Ostrowski, Martin
Pounds, Dana
Roseman, Gabriel
Basco, Olivia
Gosselin, Serge
Reed, Adam
Wills, Peter
Wyatt, David
Keywords: Science::General
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Simoniello, C., Jencks, J., Lauro, F. M., Loftis, J. D., Weslawski, J. M., Deja, K., . . . Wyatt, D. (2019). Citizen-science for the future : advisory case studies from around the globe. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 225-. doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00225
Journal: Frontiers in Marine Science 
Abstract: The democratization of ocean observation has the potential to add millions of observations every day. Though not a solution for all ocean monitoring needs, citizen scientists offer compelling examples showcasing their ability to augment and enhance traditional research and monitoring. Information they are providing is increasing the spatial and temporal frequency and duration of sampling, reducing time and labor costs for academic and government monitoring programs, providing hands-on STEM learning related to real-world issues and increasing public awareness and support for the scientific process. Examples provided here demonstrate the wide range of people who are already dramatically reducing gaps in our global observing network while at the same time providing unique opportunities to meaningfully engage in ocean observing and the research and conservation it supports. While there are still challenges to overcome before widespread inclusion in projects requiring scientific rigor, the growing organization of international citizen science associations is helping to reduce barriers. The case studies described support the idea that citizen scientists should be part of an effective global strategy for a sustained, multidisciplinary and integrated observing system.
ISSN: 2296-7745
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00225
Rights: © 2019 Simoniello, Jencks, Lauro, Loftis, Weslawski, Deja, Forrest, Gossett, Jeffries, Jensen, Kobara, Nolan, Ostrowski, Pounds, Roseman, Basco, Gosselin, Reed, Wills and Wyatt. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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