Red Sea Citizen Science Project
Citizen Science is the collaboration between scientists, and the general public as volunteers, to gather and/or analyses data relating to the natural world. With regard to the ocean, it has a special role to play.
In this program we’ll guide you through the Marine Citizen science. This is a vital tool to promote ocean literacy and engage citizens in coastal and off-shore research.
Whether you’re a scuba diver, snorkeler, boat captain, or beachcomber there always is a science project for ocean exploration, education, preservation, and rehabilitation that you can participate in and support marine conservation.
With the data on sightings that marine citizen scientists provide, researchers can capture migration patterns, determine home ranges, and detect new breeding grounds for a species . This will further provide government agencies the necessary data to establish sanctuary zones or seasonal area closures.
Documenting sightings of endangered species can also offer a unique opportunity for the public to glimpse rare species.
The goals of Red Sea Citizen Science Project are:
• Introduce you to the concept of citizen science.
• Help you observe and grow your understanding of marine environment through sightings documentation of endangered species, and how to participate in citizen science programs.
• Provide different opportunities to participate in marine conservation and citizen science programs.