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  • OU project OPAL – BLF A name is the quantum of learning in biodiversity A name is a key to knowledge With a name you can share what you have seen & find out more about it The process of discovering the correct name is a lightbulb moment 2,000 users registered in the last 7 months 25,000 visitors >5,000 observations
  • This is a model of the user-driven aspect of the Biodiversity Observatory and how it will help people with a casual interest into informal, and ultimately formal, learning about biodiversity.
  • This is a model of the user-driven aspect of the Biodiversity Observatory and how it will help people with a casual interest into informal, and ultimately formal, learning about biodiversity.
  • This is a model of the user-driven aspect of the Biodiversity Observatory and how it will help people with a casual interest into informal, and ultimately formal, learning about biodiversity. VIRTOUS CIRCLE OF REPUTATION AND HELP
  • We now have 5 X the number of registered users we had a year ago Taxonomic data from Martin’s analysis done 4.4.11 Determinations can be made within minutes of a new observation being posted, and not infrequently more than one person responds in this time.
  • 26 current projects Image search & 3D images
  • Future direction: A single global iSpot South African launch later this year Filtered for the user or by the partner E.g. an iSpot widget for local websites Other API-driven services
  • Ispot

    1. 1. Jonathan Silvertown The Open University
    2. 3. Sir David Attenborough <ul><li>“ Learning the names of animals and plants can be great fun… All great naturalists, Charles Darwin included, started off this way… </li></ul><ul><li>iSpot has already had a great success in encouraging people of all ages and all backgrounds, to take this first step… </li></ul><ul><li>I believe this remarkable project… deserves all the help it can get..” </li></ul>
    3. 4. Take a photo
    4. 7. >70 Schemes and societies now on iSpot
    5. 8. <ul><li>> 14,500 registered users & rising daily </li></ul><ul><li>> 190,000 unique visitors </li></ul><ul><li>≈ 80,000 observations and ≈ 125,000 images of </li></ul><ul><li>5,753 taxa; 4,421 (77%) at species level </li></ul><ul><li>96% observations have received a name </li></ul>
    6. 9. Species new to Britain discovered on iSpot
    7. 10. Current developments <ul><li>iSpot-local </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone applications </li></ul><ul><li>Insect-plant interactions – BES Centenary </li></ul><ul><li>DIY Bayesian keys </li></ul><ul><li>Taxonomy browser for easier ID by beginners </li></ul><ul><li>South African launch later this year </li></ul>
    8. 11. Global iSpot
    9. 12. iSpot is scaleable % Observations with ID Number of Observations per month Month 

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