What is citizen science?
‘Citizen science’ is a term used for projects in which individual volunteers (or networks of volunteers), many of whom may have no specific scientific training, perform or manage research-related tasks such as observation, measurement or computation.
The use of citizen science networks often allows scientists to accomplish research objectives more readily than would otherwise be possible. In addition, these projects aim to promote public engagement with the research, as well as with science in general.
We are using citizen science for people to develop a shared understanding of hazardous phenomena and for communities to contribute to hazard forecasting and early warning.
The landslides team at the BGS records the landslides of Great Britain. Please tell us about any British landslides you may have seen on TV, heard about on the radio or read in newspapers, etc. Perhaps you have been affected in some way or seen a landslide happen yourself?
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