The REPLIM project aims at establishing the first network of observatories of aquatic ecosystems (lakes and peat bogs) sensitive to climate change in the Pyrenees. This is where REPLIM's ambitious citizen science programme comes into play. Through this programme, anyone interested in taking action can collect data on the lakes or peatlands present in the network. For this purpose, REPLIM provides instruments so that citizens who pass by one of these systems can send in situ data such as temperature, cloud cover, precipitation or wind intensity. Thanks to the citizens’ contribution, a greater volume of information will be available for later analysis, increasing the precision of the analyses on the state and evolution of these sentinel ecosystems.
In order to facilitate the process of transmission and subsequent integration of data, the CSIC Delegation in Aragon has worked on a simple mobile application for collecting data in the field. In order to make it easier for potential volunteers of the network to recognize the network’s lakes and peat bogs, these sites will be signposted with explanatory posters inviting citizen collaboration. Through the application, the data will be automatically sent to the project's technical team, which will validate it and integrate it into the visualization tool.
Download the application here