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2nd international ocean research conference  (IORC) - workshop 5 - 2014 11-16

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1.- The Citclops project
2.- Scientific importance of color and transparency
3.- What gives color to seas, lakes and rivers?
4.- How are color and transparency determined?
5.- Citizens and science
6.- Citclops and the Barcelona World Race 2014–15

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2nd international ocean research conference  (IORC) - workshop 5 - 2014 11-16

  1. 1. Participatory science to understand the ecological status of surface marine waters Luigi Ceccaroni (Citclops) Laia Subirats (Bdigital) Marcel Wernand (NIOZ) Stéfani Novoa (NIOZ) Jaume Piera (ICM-CSIC) Roger Farrés (Kinetical) Ivan Price (Noveltis) and the Citclops consortium Barcelona November 16th 2014 2nd International Ocean Research conference (IORC) Workshop 5. Global Reporting of Assessments of the Status of Marine Environments
  2. 2. 1.- The Citclops project 2.- Scientific importance of color and transparency 3.- What gives color to seas, lakes and rivers? 4.- How are color and transparency determined? 5.- Citizens and science 6.- Citclops and the Barcelona World Race 2014–15 INDEX
  3. 3. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 1. The Citclops project • Extending historic water-quality data sets, using : • old-fashioned techniques • citizen science • smartphones • Water-quality descriptor used: • Color • Transparency • Fluorescence
  4. 4. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 2. Scientific importance of color and transparency • Besides water temperature and salinity the color and transparency of water belong to the oldest observed descriptors of lakes, seas and oceans. • The color of water is an essential climate variable defined by the World Meteorological Organization.
  5. 5. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 2. Scientific importance of color and transparency • Forel-Ule color: observations between 1890 and 2000
  6. 6. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 2. Scientific importance of color and transparency • Color change of the North-Atlantic Ocean • Plankton is increasing in this ocean
  7. 7. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 3. What gives color to seas, lakes and rivers? • Phytoplankton (chlorophyll): small algal cells growing in fresh and saline waters • Suspended particles: sand, clay, organic material • Yellow substance or humic acid: yellow CDOM by rivers
  8. 8. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 4. How are color and transparency determined? Besides hyper- and multi-spectral radiometers: • the new KdUINO buoy • the Forel-Ule scale (historical method, 1890) • the Secchi disk (historical method, 1865)
  9. 9. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 5. Citizens and science • Citizens can help science by using the smartphone app. • Pictures and metadata are sent to the Citclops database for further analysis. • Historical data can be complemented with new data collected by the citizens.
  10. 10. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 5. Citizens and science: information management • Acquisition • Interpretation • Delivery • Recommendation and decision support
  11. 11. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 5. Citizens and science: context awareness • time • environmental conditions • user profile • status and availability of connected devices
  12. 12. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 5. Citizens and science • School-boat Far Barcelona data collection during the 2013 Mediterranean Tall Ships Race • Data collection by a captain of a commercial vessel
  13. 13. Index 1. Item 1 2. Item 2 3. Item 3 4. Item 4 6. Citclops and the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 Collaboration with the Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing (FNOB): • Citclops app and Citclops tools
  14. 14. Participatory science to understand the ecological status of surface marine waters Luigi Ceccaroni (Citclops) Laia Subirats (Bdigital) Marcel Wernand (NIOZ) Stéfani Novoa (NIOZ) Jaume Piera (ICM-CSIC) Roger Farrés (Kinetical) Ivan Price (Noveltis) and the Citclops consortium 2nd International Ocean Research conference (IORC) Workshop 5. Global Reporting of Assessments of the Status of Marine Environments Thank you!

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