A CITIZEN SCIENCE PLATFORM TO EVALUATE THE HEALTH OF OUR SEAS AND IMPROVE MANAGEMENT
Observadors del Mar is a benchmark citizen science platform in the Balearic Islands. Since it was created in 2012, it has engaged thousands of people in investigation into the sea. It has become a meeting point for all sectors and fosters dialogue between society and scientists in sea-related environmental and conservation problems. The web platform is coordinated by the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar de Barcelona (CSIC) and enjoys the participation of experts from different domestic and foreign research centres.
Fundación Marilles’ funding enabled Observadors del Mar to bolster its activities in the Balearic Islands, improve its website and app — the platform’s meeting point — and lead the development of the platform’s strategic plan in the medium and long-term.