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Citizen scientists needed to measure levels in Irish rivers in 2023
A EPA-funded research project on river flows and ecology are looking for citizen scientist volunteers who can contribute to their project by taking regular water level measurements from their local rivers in 2023. These measurements will be taken using a smartphone app.
The project will hold a number of webinars in December 2022 and January 2023, to provide an overview of the project, and information on what will be required of citizen scientists who volunteer for the project.
These measurements will be taken using the CrowdWater App, a smartphone App developed by the University of Zurich, and used by citizen scientists to monitor rivers throughout Europe.
They will follow this up with practical demonstrations of the CrowdWater App at a number of river sites around the country for those who volunteer. Monitoring of rivers using the CrowdWater App will commence in March 2023.
The Flow Ecology website has further details and a form where you can submit your details if you are interested: www.flowecology.com/citizen-science/
The first webinar is on Wednesday 7 December, 18.00-19.00. You can join by clicking on this link.
The second webinar is on Friday 9 December, 13.00-14.00. You can join by clicking on this link.