Citizen Science

Citizen Science, or citizens taking part in science, has become a popular concept in environmental monitoring. This is because it provides...

We’ve created a list containing some of the most widespread marine citizen science projects you can get involved in across the country. Click here to download our handy guide.

With over 18,000 km of coastline and a variety of coastal habitats, Scotland has a lot to gain from marine citizen science projects.

Typically, outdoor environmental citizen science projects investigate the change of species distributions over distance and time – useful when looking at population trends and monitoring the impact of threats, such as climate change.

Projects vary in purpose, size, complexity, type of research, and level of commitment. There really is something for everyone!