The oceans are changing – here’s how to help researchers monitor them

More than 1000 people have already participated in a global project to track changes to the oceans. Krista Charles explains how to join the effort

Life 31 March 2021

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IF YOU have access to the sea or a coastline you can help researchers monitor the world’s oceans during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

More than 1000 people have already joined the eOceans platform, which aims to help researchers gather data on oceans and ocean ecosystems in real-time. You can take part by downloading the eOceans app on your smartphone and logging what you see when you are on the coast or in the ocean, including any animals, people, pollution or even an empty beach.

The app lets you note your observations as well as upload photos. This …

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