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  • What is citizen science?
    In very simple terms, citizen science involves scientific projects that have been carried out with the help of, or entirely by, interested amateurs. These citizen scientists formulate research questions, report observations, take measurements, assess data and/or write publications. One requirement…
  • About Österreich forscht
    What is Österreich forscht (www.citizen-science.at)? Österreich forscht is the website of the Citizen Science Network Austria (CSNA), founded in 2017, which is a network of institutions from the fields of science, research, education and practical experience, taking into consideration the respective…

Fossilfinder

  • geology
The distribution of fossils from the Cretaceous period (145 to 66 million years ago) in Austria is a particular focal point in the scientific problem of this geoscience project. Exciting field research in the Austrian Alps forms the foundation of the resulting research. Effective explorations in Austria are continuously declining,…

Biodiversity monitoring by farmers

  • plants
  • animals
  • land use
We take care of our meadows! And we take care of our alpine pastures! Since 2007, farmers from all over Austria have been observing the development of plants and animals on their meadows. The project motto "We take care of our meadows!" stands for the annual counting and documentation of…

Mycodata

  • food
  • fungi
Database of fungi of Austria The project "Database of fungi of Austria" aims at a comprehensive documentation of the occurrence and distribution of fungi in Austria, and to present and evaluate the available data. It is an Austria-wide cooperation of numerous mycologists, citizen scientists and institutions, which collect distribution data…
Tracing the Sculptured Resin Bee. Home of the Sculptured Resin Bee (Megachile sculpturalis Smith, 1853) is far away in Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. In 2008, the Sculptured Resin Bee was discovered in southern France as the first translocated wild bee species in Europe. Since then, the bee has been…

naturbeobachtung.at

  • animals
  • plants
  • mushrooms
At the www.naturbeobachtung.at website, all nature lovers can record sightings of both known and common, but also rare and threatened, animals and plants using a simple entry template. This asks, who, where, when, what and how many animal or plant species were seen. You have the option to add more detail to your discovery…
Message Which animals live and which plants grow in our mountains? Within the framework of "Vielfalt bewegt! Alpenverein from young to old" the Austrian Alpine Club investigates the most elevated habitats in Austria - a project for mountain enthusiasts and everyone who wants to become one! This project overseen by…

Pollen Diary

  • plants
  • weather
  • health
Project description The Pollen Diary (www.pollentagebuch.at; www.pollendiary.com; Patient's Hayfever Diary) was already launched as a scientific project in 2009. Meanwhile it has become an important service for pollen allergy sufferers in 13 European countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. The…
Schmetterlinge Österreichs: an app for scientifically recording Austria's butterflies On behalf of Blühendes Österreich, a charitable foundation of REWE International AG and the environmental NGO GLOBAL 2000, butterfly expert Peter Huemer published a report on the dramatic state of butterflies in May 2016. In Europe, their number had halved since…

Ragweed Finder

  • plants
  • health
The Ragweed Finder was developed in 2017 by the Austrian Pollen Information Service at MedUni Vienna (Research Group Aerobiology and Pollen Information). The Ragweed Finder consists of four components: Specimen report Ragweed distribution map Information about Ragweed Manual to recognize ragweed Specimen report The most important data such as location,…
Karst and cave documentation The Working Group on Karst and Caves (KHA) of the Natural History Museum Vienna cooperates closely with the Speleologic Society in Vienna and Lower Austria, but also with other groups of the Austrian Speleological Association (VÖH). The Working Group on Karst and Caves is primarily active…
Mineral deposits in Austria Austria is rich in a wide range of mineral deposits. Precise documentation of both “old” deposits (e.g. mining heaps and tunnels, slag heaps) and “new” location spots (e.g. quarries, natural outcrops, road cuts, etc.) is one of the focuses of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrography…

City-Country-Child

  • history
  • media
  • culture
An intergenerational ethnography of images of nostalgia for the countryside Based on a unique Europe-wide photo collection at the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, the “City-Country-Child” research project investigated the myth of a better life in the countryside from an intergenerational perspective. Together with scientists, pupils explored…
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