EMB Working Group Citizen Science holds its 2nd meeting (2-3 June, Galway) | European Marine Board

EMB Working Group Citizen Science holds its 2nd meeting (2-3 June, Galway)

EMB’s Citizen Science working groupAdvancing Citizen Science for Seas and Ocean Research’, held its second meeting on 2-3 June at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The purpose of the working group is to highlight the potential of citizen science to make significant contributions to marine sciences and to increase ocean literacy as well as to provide new ideas and directions for further development of marine citizen science into the future. During the meeting, Angel Duarte, Technical Coordinator of Coastwatch International, presented on the technical management of the Coastwatch programme, citizen engagement and a selection of results to date. The working group also became citizen scientists by carrying out a selection of marine citizen science activities. In addition, the group learnt about the importance of local marine knowledge through talking to traditional seaweed harvesters from the west coast of Ireland and heard about  marine outreach activities at the National Aquarium of Ireland.