Using crowdsourcing to monitor how climate change affects wildlife
As the Earth is facing a dual crisis of unprecedented biodiversity loss and conserving, protecting and restoring habitat is becoming more critical than ever. By crowdsourcing and asking for help to scour miles of land and ocean, researchers delegate work like counting, analyzing, and uploading images that can reveal information about different environments and habitats.
On Tomnod, thousands of volunteers use satellite images to explore the Earth and solve real-world problems. By helping survey the sea ice, volunteers help better protect and conserve the seals and the most pristine piece of ocean left: the Ross Sea.