To ensure that our research is relevant to government, industry and citizens we are actively seeking the participation of all of these groups in order to shape our research plans. There is a range of ways that you can participate in Hub research.
Interested in Citizen Science?
The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub integrates Citizen Science projects into its research. This includes the following current, recent or upcoming projects.
CAUL Urban Wildlife App
The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub has released a citizen science app, available for both iOS and Android. This app lets you help to monitor native wildlife in Australian cities.
The CAUL Urban Wildlife app allows observations of bell frogs, beneficial insects and flying foxes.
You can record sightings of bell frogs, beneficial insects and flying foxes, view all of your previous records, and see a map of where other citizen scientists have recorded sightings in your area. Users from all states and territories in Australia can participate.
The data you record about the behaviours of urban wildlife will help scientists at the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub to better understand how we can manage native wildlife and their habitats so that their populations can persist and co-exist with humans.
Further information about the Bell Frogs Citizen Science project can be found here
Further information about the Flying Foxes Citizen Science project can be found here
Further information about the Beneficial Insects Citizen Science project can be found here
Melbourne Air Pollution Citizen Science Project
Residents of Melbourne are invited to contribute to a future citizen science activity to collect air pollution data.
Participants would collect a personal exposure monitor (Airbeam) from the University of Melbourne and wear the device during their daily activities. These devices will measure small particulates in the air, and the data will be aggregated into the AURIN platform.
The Melbourne Air Pollution Citizen Science Project is expected to commence in early 2017. Participants must have a Android mobile phone in order to collect spatial location. Participants are free to withdraw from the project and return their Airbeam at any time. Please note that only a small number of Airbeams are available and so participation in this project is limited.
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