Help Researchers Collect & Analyze Data
How To Help Scientists Help You, Part 3
Amateur astronomers, divers, bird watchers, field naturalists and others can all be "citizen scientists", providing help to overburdened professional researchers. In some cases, help is needed collecting data. In others, help is needed to study, sort or transcribe data that's already been collected.
Here's some of the opportunities currently available:
American Association Of Variable Star Observers - Campaigns
Guide To Minor Body Astrometry: Collecting & analyzing data to report to the Minor Planet Center.
American Eel Research (Hudson River tributaries): Check sampling nets & report results.
Journey North: A Global Study Of Wildlife Migration: Surveys monarch butterflies, whooping cranes, hummingbirds & more.
Wildlife Watch (USA): Surveys animals, plants and natural phenomena.
Bird Studies Canada - National Programs
BirdLife International: use their database to find bird conservation organizations in your country or region.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science (North America)
The Nautical Archaeology Society: Surveying UK shipwrecks.
Seasearch: Divers help map seabed types around the British Isles.
The Shark Observation Network: Worldwide
Field Expedition: Mongolia: Help tag artifacts & clues in satellite photos.