FreshWater Watchers from POSEIDOMM project on National TV Italy!
The outreach initiatives of the EU-funded POSEIDOMM project, in collaboration with the EarthWatch Institute and the global FreshWaterWatch community, have been featured on national TV news (Italy) on Monday, July 3rd. Thanks to all our citizen scientists trying to preserve and protect the aquatic environments for today’s and future generations!!
Early results show increased N & P at sewage treatment works outfall Fornham All Saints
The uploading of these results have been delayed by the problems with FWW i-Phone App and so have been manually input through the website at a later date.
Two sites have now been surveyed above and below a major sewage treatment works outfall on the River Lark, although this is just a single survey; the sites were within 300m of each other and taken within an hour of each other.
The Upstream site had a result of N = 5-10 And P = 0.05-0.1
Last Monday was a public holiday in the Netherlands, and none of us were able to sample at any of the other days, so we postponed our sampling with a week.
The weather was excellent and when we arrived a lot of ducks were swimming on the pond. It was good we took a picture, since they left pretty soon after our arrival. I had hoped to hear any evidence of frogs or toads, but we didn't.
Freshwater and Citizen Science: A Research Hackathon
It’s been a while since I wrote! For which I am quite ashamed. However, I’m pleased to say that for the most part it is with good reason as we have been extremely busy relaunching the FWW platform, carrying out research using the data the FWW community has collected (see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00489697/vsi/10LXJ6J513J, and a second special issue on its way), and looking ahead to see how FWW can better meet user requirements amongst other things.