The Diveboard app by divers Alexander Casassovici and Pascal Manchon lets scuba divers from around the world help in the advancement of science. Since traditional scientific databases often contain stale data, Diveboard works to give scientists access to fresh information.
The app is basically a social networking app built exclusively for divers. Scuba divers can use the app to identify aquatic creatures that they encounter in order to build a log. That data can then be stored in a database so that researchers can have access to recent occurrence data. As a result, divers get to identify their ocean finds while scientists get an up-to-date view of aquatic life.
Diveboard is currently available for iOS and Android devices. The app can also be accessed online
The Diveboard App Lets Divers Share Their Finds with Scientists
1. Crowdsourced Ocean Research - Opportunity for scientists to harness the power of citizen scientists in gathering fresh and up-to-date data on aquatic life.
2. Social Networking for Divers - Opportunity to create more specialized social networking platforms catering to specific interest groups, such as divers, for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
3. Mobile Apps for Scientific Data Collection - Opportunity for the development of mobile apps that enable citizen scientists to collect and contribute data to scientific research.
1. Marine Science and Research - Opportunity for marine scientists to leverage crowdsourced data to gain insights into marine ecosystems and better understand aquatic life.
2. Technology and App Development - Opportunity for app developers to create platforms that facilitate crowdsourced data collection and contribute to scientific research.
3. Tourism and Diving Industry - Opportunity for diving companies and organizations to integrate citizen science initiatives into their offerings, promoting environmental education and conservation.