Poster Talks and Session
Usage Analysis of Bavarian Citizen Science Information Platform for Climate Research and Science Communication BAYSICS
BAYSICS – Bavarian Citizen Science Information Platform for Climate Research and Science Communication aims to communicate the impacts of climate change through citizen science. The centerpiece of the project, the BAYSICS web portal, was developed in cooperation with Bavarian universities and LRZ, and it has been in operation since April 2020.The BAYSICS web portal offers citizens the opportunity to submit their observations in Bavaria for four categories of interest to the project 1) plants 2) allergenic species 3) tree lines 4) animals. The collected data are visualised on a map and can be freely accessed through API or downloaded in CSV/XLS format. The web portal also provides analysis tools, wikis, and other information bases, making it suitable for use in educational settings. In this study, a usage analysis of BAYSICS web portal is conducted and the findings are shared.