MOOC "Have you seen an alien?"
The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) Citizen Science activities aim at bringing together people, scientists and policy makers in an effort to monitor and control invasive alien species (IAS) that cause damage to native species, ecosystems and human’s health.
IAS are non-native biological organisms (plants or animals) that are widely spread, including in urban environment. Timely reporting helps to prevent their further spread; thus, people’s contribution is really important.
This course aims at raising awareness, increasing knowledge and involving the public in monitoring IAS in Europe, promoting people’s engagement in IAS management, and supporting the implementation of the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on IAS, which prioritizes the alien species to be controlled at EU level through the implementation of a set of measures.
The online course will also target teachers who seek expert knowledge on biodiversity and want to give their students the opportunity to experience citizen science activities. The access to this course is free, open and accessible to all stakeholders and people interested in the topic.
|Authors:||E Gervasini; C López Cañizares;|
|Year of publication:||2021|
|License:||Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0).|