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The platform OBSERVADORES DEL MAR collects observations and experiences of citizens on phenomena that occur in the sea, to do research. It collects data on the distribution and abundance of common marine species, the appearance of marine species, 'rare' or invasive species, or the presence of effects on the ecosystem (mortality of organisms, surface and seabed contamination). The data is used to better understand the effects of global warming, pollution, changes in biodiversity, invasions of exotic species and overfishing on the sea. This web platform is also a meeting point between citizens and scientists based on dialogue from their observations. Coordinated by the Institute of Marine Sciences, researchers participate from different national and international research centers and validate and comment on the observations received. It is a project of #ciencie science.

Portal for collecting observations and sightings that sea lovers make during their activities, whether professional or leisure.

It consists of a multi-function platform, through which any citizen can collaborate with research by contributing their knowledge and experience. Participating is very easy and you don't have to be an expert. You can enter your observation via web or mobile phone. You just have to register with an email and in 3 easy steps you can add your observation. A group of specialized scientists will validate your data and answer your questions. We also provide you with identification guides and links of interest.

Data are collected on the distribution and abundance of common marine species, the appearance of "rare" or invasive marine species, or the presence of effects on the ecosystem (mortality of organisms, surface and seabed contamination). The data is used in research projects to better understand the effects that global warming, pollution, changes in biodiversity, invasions of exotic species and overfishing are having on the sea. This web platform, coordinated by the Barcelona Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC), has the participation of experts from different national and international research centers who validate and comment on the observations received. The web thus becomes a meeting point between citizens and scientists, who together aim to create new knowledge. To deepen collaboration, training and outreach days are organized for the general public and schools.

All the data provided is public and is collected on maps organized by outstanding observations and observations by project.

To do this, the website provides resources, files, identification guides, protocols and documents to know, for example, how to carry out a census or to record the observed data.

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