First name: 
Katarina
Surname: 
Grgas Brus
Please select your type of occupation: 
Working for a Government Body
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
Scuba Calendar is an application for scuba divers. It inspires conservation, by informing divers about the wonders of the marine world and how we, as divers, can help protect the oceans and engage in citizen science. Divers can keep track of marine wildlife they encounter and share them on a social platform called Divers Connected. They can add sightings by selecting an animal, time of year and country, and adding a photo or a video. They are also encouraged to report on the environmental situation at the dive site (e.g. marine debris, corals in distress, rise in temperature, etc.). All this information helps marine scientists in their research and even governments in several ways. Recreational divers are in fact creating a database of sightings that can be used for research and conservation efforts (to determine migratory routes, population sizes, reproductive ecology, threats, etc.). Scientists can use uploaded photos of animals to identify exact individuals in their databases (sharks, rays etc.). They can also follow reports of the environmental status of a dive site to track changes in sea conditions and the consequences for marine life. Having this information helps scientists and governments to insist on the creation of marine protected areas. Scuba Calendar helps to increase awareness about critical threats to oceans and their precious inhabitants and involves everyone in citizen science.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
Scuba Calendar
Project URL: 
https://scuba-calendar.com/
Brief description of project: 
Scuba Calendar is an application for scuba divers. The app inspires conservation, by informing divers about the wonders of the marine world and how we, as divers, can help protect the oceans and engage in citizen science. Divers can search where and when they can see the animals, keep track of their encounters with them and share them on a social platform called Divers Connected. They can add sightings by selecting an animal, time of year and country, and adding a photo or a video. We also encourage divers to report on the environmental situation at the dive site (e.g. marine debris, corals in distress, rise in temperature, etc.). Scuba Calendar helps to increase awareness about critical threats to oceans and their precious inhabitants and involves everyone in citizen science.
Please choose from the following list of tags to describe the content of the project.: 
Animal
Biodiversity
Biology
Climate/Meteorology
Marine
Pollution
Please indicate the approximate geographical scale of the project.: 
International
Project social media contacts: 
https://www.facebook.com/ScubaCalendar/