What is Citizen Science?

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Citizen science is public participation in scientific analysis that goals to deal with real-world issues.

Citizen science goals to reply huge science questions beneath the steerage of professional scientists, often involving plenty of knowledge and a scale that researchers couldn't handle alone. 

Citizen scientists are often members of the general public volunteering their time by:

  • Contributing to knowledge assortment by submitting their findings, or;
  • Analyzing and deciphering present knowledge.

Relying on the venture, citizen scientists don't want any specific expertise or information, only a diploma of dedication – which may vary from a one-off to a long-term dedication. Within the case of marine citizen science, our diving qualifications afford us the talents to interact in large-scale underwater citizen science.

This capability is one thing completely distinctive to the diving group – no different group on the planet has ever been higher outfitted than we're as we speak to construct a sensible image of what’s happening beneath the floor. This sensible image of – for instance – coral well being, marine particles or species sightings – is strictly what’s wanted by coverage makers to implement correct safety measures for our blue planet.

Some examples of main citizen science tasks that PADI Divers are already championing embrace:

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