Natusfera

Natusfera is one of the largest citizen observatory platforms in the biodiversity domain. The main objective is to share biodiversity learning with the whole community by reporting observations on all sorts of living beings through its app.

Natusfera is a space to register, organize and share all sorts of biodiversity observations, including photo sharing and location. It is a sort of ‘virtual field notebook’ that allows you to keep your observations in the cloud, connect and talk with other naturalists who can help identify what you see, and to participate in several projects or create your own.

The platform allows for the creation of dedicated projects with all sorts of geographical scope (invasive species, lichens, marine biodiversity, etc.).

You can participate in Natusfera by sending photos of any of the following groups:

  • Birds
  • Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Fish
  • Fungi and Lichens
  • Invertebrates
  • Mammals
  • Other organisms
  • Plants

 

Natusfera has been adopted as the citizen science platform for the Spanish node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facilities (GBIF), which covers the basic infrastructure costs.

  • Language: English, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque, Italian.
  • Geographical coverage: Local, National, European, International.
  • Coordination and funding: It was launched in June 2016. It is managed by a consortium of organizations, among them three Cos4Cloud partners: Bineo, CSIC and CREAF. Nowadays, more than 13,000 citizen scientists have participated and it has received more than 240,000 observations.