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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…
The Agency for Health and Food Safety GmbH (AGES) is a company of the Republic of Austria and was founded on 1 June 2002. AGES runs its own citizen science projects, such as the project "Tea Bag Index", in which experiments on the decomposition process in soil are conducted with…

GeoMaus

  • animals
  The project “GeoMaus” collects information about the distribution of small mammals in Austria, Germany and in Switzerland. Nature enthusiasts are invited to report their observations to learn more about the occurrence of small mammals. Two identification keys (text key and decision tree), information on trace images and on the…
The Naturschutzbund has a long tradition of cooperation between science and nature conservation. For more than 100 years its members (including many scientists) have been working together to promote nature conservation in Austria. Due to the many different skills and the great shared expertise of its members, it is possible…
Working group for citizen science in/with schools The goal of this working group is to bring together previous experiences of citizen science projects with schools. Marika Cieslinski & Petra Siegele (Center for Citizen Science, OEAD) The working group for citizen science in/with schools was established as part of the platform…

Avian malaria

  • animals
  • health
Reporting and collecting dead songbirds You find a dead songbird in your garden? Your cat brings home a dead bird? If you are in this situation, you can support a current research project of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. Avian malaria Within the framework of the Citizen-Science project "Avian…
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Roadkill

  • animals
  • land use
  • traffic
This project has the option to be actively involved in a scientific project on the subject of roadkill. It collects information on which animals are killed on roads and what reasons there could be for this. The data will be used to identify hotspots and then attempt to mitigate the…

ornitho.at

  • animals
Important groundwork for bird protection The association BirdLife Austria has been researching and protecting the native avifauna for over 50 years. Citizen science has always been an essential basis of this work, as BirdLife's expertise is based on decades of collecting bird records. In the past, observations were recorded on…

Fire database

  • plants
  • weather
  • economy
  • land use
  • catastrophs
In the Institute of Silviculture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, the occurrence, spread, causes and characteristics of forest fires in Austria have been analysed as part of various research projects since 2008. The array stretches back over several decades and includes approximately 5,500 fires, more…

Faces of migration

  • history
  • culture
  • language
Faces of migration. Youth from Tyrol collaborated to research their family histories of migration Studies in social history have documented time and again that migration has always been part of the human existence. If migration movements are as old as human history itself, world history can be read as a…
We invite urban community gardens, garden projects or similar garden initiatives to take part in this project and research alongside us. The goal of this project is to scientifically assess the potential risk of heavy metal contamination in crop plants in Vienna’s city gardens. Background Urban gardening has become increasingly…

Citree

  • plants
  • land use
With the Citizen Science Project "CITREE" a crowdsourcing instrument for monitoring the growth of urban trees, will be developed and used. It builds on the "Sparkling Science" project "Woody Woodpecker", which deals with the growth, structure and function of wood. Urban trees fulfill a variety of functions, such as improving…
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