Citizens’ Science offers a double opportunity. It enables us to generate information and data about our marine environment, and it promotes the involvement of the community and such relevant sectors as fishing, tourism and the marine leisure industry in scientific investigation. Through adapted protocols and carefully designed projects, volunteers collect data and make observations that are then scientifically validated by a respected research centre.
Observadores del Mar (Sea Observers) is a citizens’ marine science platform that has become an example of best practice for the Balearics and the rest of Spain. Since 2012 it has involved thousands of people in marine research, and it has become a meeting point for scientists, divers and representatives of a large variety of sectors. Marilles has joined forces with the organisation to strengthen and expand the marine science programme in the Balearics: a vital step to enhance both the knowledge and protection of our sea.
Rare fish sighting in the Balearic Sea
Publicado el 28/05/2021
Schoolchildren will gather information on the presence of microplastics
Publicado el 26/01/2021
Fiona Tomas, head scientist of IMEDEA
Publicado el 02/11/2020
Expanding the community of Sea Watchers
Publicado el 21/07/2020
Expand the Marine Citizen Science in the Balearics
Publicado el 04/02/2020
Joaquim Garrabou, coordinator of Observadores del Mar
Publicado el 07/01/2020