Marine Citizen Science
Citizen science plays an essential role in marine conservation. It enables us to obtain valuable information and promote the involvement of the community in the collection of data. The data collected by volunteers, is scientifically validated by a respected research centre and used to make necessary decisions to improve the management of the sea.
The citizen marine science platform Observadores del Mar has become an example of best practice for the Balearics and the rest of the Western Mediterranean. It has 15 active projects on marine biodiversity, climate change, pollution, and invasive species, among other study areas.
Marilles and Observadores del Mar work together to strengthen and expand citizen science programmes in the Balearics. In 2020, we set in motion two new projects and have collaborated with eleven organisations: diving centres, sailing clubs, schools, and NGOs.
Marine Citizen Science is key for marine conservation. It indicates a change in the concept of how and who creates the knowledge, breaking the invisible barrier that separates the scientific community from society.Sandra Espeja Coordinator of the Marine Citizen Science programme in the Balearic Islands
Perspectives that add up
Marine citizen science conferences in Menorca
Scientific diving course for volunteers
Marine citizen science
Pen Shells: will it survive?
Free talk open to the public.
Gigi Torras, director of Albatros Diving
Sentinel Observatory at Observadores del Mar.
Tackle ghost fishing
Observadores del Mar launches new project .
Observadores del Mar celebrates its 10th anniversary
Marine citizen science in the Balearic Islands
10 years of marine citizen science
Observadores del Mar will celebrate their 10th anniversary
Observadores del Mar: the benchmark platform
The platform has signed an agreement with CEAB, IMEDEA, SOCIB and IEO
Citizens science and shark conservation
Get involved in marine conservation.
Deserts under the sea
Overfishing and global warming are the main drivers of hidden deserts in the Med
Rare fish sighting in the Balearic Sea
Schoolchildren will gather information on the presence of microplastics
GOB Mallorca and GOB Menorca will carry out sample tests on beaches together with 3 educational institutions.
Fiona Tomas, head scientist of IMEDEA
Marine citizen’s science.
Expanding the community of Sea Watchers
Training in diving centres
Expand the Marine Citizen Science in the Balearics
Sandra Espeja is the new coordinator of the Balearics Citizen Marine Science Program.
Joaquim Garrabou, coordinator of Observadores del Mar
Citizen science for marine research.