Contributing to Citizen Science


Although you may be outside the academic calendar in June - we wanted to be sure to let you know about this opportunity ~ its a great way to contribute to the scientific community .. And we'd love to hear if you are going to participate with your OpenROV. Keep us posted!

Ocean Sampling Day (OSD) is a simultaneous sampling campaign of the world’s oceans taking place on June 21, 2014. In addition to the 100 plus science teams from all over the world OSD is engaging the public to join the OSD Citizen Science campaign (MyOSD) by collecting important environmental data. This data will help scientist get a better understanding of the world’s oceans.

Anybody who is interested and has access to marine (or fresh) water can join MyOSD. You can help scientist unravel the mysteries of the marine microbial world with a few simple steps:

• get surface water with a bucket or container,

• do the measurements of your choice (air temperature, water temperature, windspeed, salinity, Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, pH, and Secchi depth – you don’t have to measure all of them, just choose which one you prefer),

• enter the measured data in the free Smartphone App (see below) or write them down and upload your data and see all other data on the OSD mapserver.

For an overview of Ocean Sampling Day go to

For OSD Citizen Science Campaign (MyOSD) go to

For a video explaining MyOSD go to:

To download the free OSD App go to:

Google Play Store -

App Store

I hope you will participate in MyOSD and that you will pass this information along to your friends, colleagues, and other listservers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.