What is “Citizen Science”?
Citizen science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists, often by crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Formally, citizen science has been defined as “the systematic collection and analysis of data; development of technology; testing of natural phenomena; and the dissemination of these activities by researchers on a primarily a vocational basis”. Citizen science is sometimes called “public participation in scientific research.
Public engagement in scientific research activities, known as Citizen Science is a work applied nowadays in many countries. For example, the signboards in the pictures are from the island of Malta and requesting wide audience to participate in the Jellyfish Programme.
If you are in underwater now, you can take a picture of the jellyfish and support our project.