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Citizen science: collaboration for water quality

With all eyes on reducing our carbon footprint, uncovering the mystery behind global warming and monitoring our environment for clues on how best to preserve it, our ability to observe and effectively monitor inland and transitional waterways remains a challenge.

When it comes to examining the true extent of a problem like this, extensive data collection covering a large geographical area is needed. Harnessing the power of citizen science gives scientists the opportunity to gather more data than they ever could alone. Yes, you’re reading it right: citizen science!

To do it well, they need the power of high speed, low-latency networks to gather the data and process it in real-time. Read all about the involvement of citizens and the support of SURF and GÉANT in the latest In The Field blog post.