Fantastic to see so many keen area organisers for the #GSB2023 in our September English meeting chaired by @Michelle Neil we hope you can join us November 24-27. We held another later in the day chaeired by myself and had African organisers along with cofounders @rod.lowther and @Pete Crowcroft. We hope to have a Spanish meeting shortly, followed by a Portuguese meeting.
oragnaisers can be added when the project is created.
once it is created organisers will need to join.
please add @gsbadmin at the creation stage, thie makes it easy to adjuts the project if need be
Not removing the time element (it should read 24-11-2023 to 27-11-2023 with no minutes or hours
Not defining the ‘area’ - if you can't find your district, LGA, etc please email and we may be able to source the correct file to add your place.
Making the project a ‘members only project’ please make it open for all.
Comments from @tony rebelo area organisers can we standardised the naming convensions, this is a good point as it helps with some back end administration.
Standardise the name in English is the bit in bold 'Great Southern Bioblitz YYYY:area name'.
'Bioblitz' not 'BioBlitz',
'Bioblitz YYYY:' not 'Bioblitz YYYY:' or 'Bioblitz YYYY-' the bit following Bioblitz, there have been verious ittirations, but it looks like the consensis is what we should move towards
Spanish was agreed to be 'Gran Biobúsqueda del Sur YYYY:' by Spanish organisers, some Equadorian organizers prefered the original 'Gran Bioblitz del Sur 2023:' which has been in use in Ecuador.
Portuguese is 'Grande BioBlitz do Hemisfério Sul YYYY:'
What to do next?
Engage with local interest groups
Questions that may be asked
What's the purpose?
To increase biodiversity awareness by engaging local communities in citizen science
Is there any goal?
To increase local participation in citizen science
Boost knowledge of local biodiversity and the records in Atlas of Living Australia, GBIF and other databases.
What's in it for our group, how do we benefit?
Increase community awareness of local interest groups or areas.
Generate local dynamic species lists for community or ecotourism engagement.
What is the target audience? (depends on the context)
Students, all ages
Retirees older people
Nature volunteer groups, ie friends of parks/reserves or other groups.
Local scout groups
The platform does not recognise local species.
The platform has an AI that uses the database of images to recognise species. Some areas or species have few images making recognition unreliable. This will improve as the platform is used. Note: DON’T use Seek.