Citizen Science in Conservation
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Synopsis of event: Citizen Science or public participation in scientific research is a growing trend all around the world, and indeed in Ireland too. It generally involves members of the public helping researchers to collect vital data, passing their information on to contribute to a growing body of knowledge and aiding in answering real-world questions that can help us to better understand patterns and trends in animal movements and behaviour. In this talk, Ocean Research & Conservation Ireland's education officer Éinne Ó Cathasaigh will be discussing the applications of citizen science in conservation with a specific focus on marine conservation in Ireland and the beneficial scientific insights gained from these programmes.