SAFS in the News: NSF award to launch citizen science initiative across Pacific Rim

SAFS professor Julia Parrish is featured in UW Today:

‘What if every coastal community along the entire Pacific Rim were involved in monitoring their local marine environment, and all of that data were brought together in one place? Imagine, for example, if residents in Long Beach, Washington, could submit information about seabirds they observe, then look up bird data from another coastal community in southeast Alaska to compare notes.

Think about the possibilities if new data were combined with traditional knowledge to bound climate impacts, or if local knowledge contributed to oceanography.

These are lofty goals, but a team of researchers led by the University of Washington believes creating a network of community-based science is possible with new support from the National Science Foundation.’

Excerpt by Michelle Ma, UW Today

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