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Exploiting citizen science for collecting data on marine biodiversity

Wildsea Europe Route offers tourists access to routes connecting European coastal destinations that allow them to learn about marine wildlife and participate actively in conservation efforts; including the collection and propagation of marine biodiversity data. “Citizen science” activities such as these are increasingly being recognised as an important source of information with the potential to contribute to our knowledge of the sea and increase participants’ sense of responsibility and ownership of the marine environment.

The partners of EMODnet Biology provided information on how to contribute data on marine biodiversity sightings and Wildsea now highlights EMODnet as a repository for the marine biodiversity data collected.