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Here you can find all Young Citizen Science pilot projects, the projects of the Citizen Science Awards and the projects resulting from the funding initiative Top Citizen Science of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the OeAD. By means of different filters you can search these projects for possibilities to participate in research.
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Ongoing Projects

Abenteuer Faltertage
 independent of location
butterflies, species, observation

"Abenteuer Faltertage" will establish a butterfly network all over Austria to explore and protect native butterflies.

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017
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 Samothraki, Greece
island, sustainability, future

The aim of the project is to promote a more sustainable future for the Greek island of Samothraki.

15.06.2016 - 14.06.2018
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 Dornbirn, Innsbruck
trees, cities, climate

Trees fulfil important functions in cities. This project will enable citizens to watch the growth of urban trees.

01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
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 Vienna and surroundings
badgers, traces, wild animals

The project "StadtWildTiere" records amimal observations and puts a focus on badgers in and around Vienna with "DachsSpurenSuche".

27.05.2015 - 31.12.2017
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The Political Participation Observer
participation, politics, democracy

In the project "Political Participation Observer“ citizens collect political participation offers and possibilities and share the information on the project platform.

01.03.2017 - 28.02.2018
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Icon-E: Initial Concerns Extended
 Graz and the surrounding area
children, development, abnormalities

“Science meets nursery school”: It is often the day care providers who first raise the suspicion of a childs’ divergent development – as with children with Fragile X Syndrome.

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2018
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Inside Trading Cultures
 Greater St. Pölten area
books, literature, ethnography

How does the global trade in books work? What role do book fairs play? In this project citizen scientists participate in ethnographic fieldwork at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017.

01.11.2016 - 30.04.2018
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IsoPROTECT Austria
food, origin, soil

The aim of the project is the systematic creation of a terrestrial and aquatic isotopic landscape of Austria for determining the origin of regionally produced food.

01.07.2016 - 31.12.2017
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QuakeWatch Austria
earthquakes, Austria, sensors, app

Description and quantitative observations of the impact of earthquakes via a smartphone app and easy to use low-cost seismic sensors.

01.12.2014 - 30.06.2017
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Care & Heat
 German speaking countries
heat, care, climate change

The rising temperature influences health and care situations. Citizen scientists and health professionals are invited to share their experiences.

01.09.2016 - 30.09.2017
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Tea Bag Index
 independent of location
tea bags, soil, decomposition

The aim of this project is to measure the decomposition of organic matter by burying tea bags in the soil.

01.07.2010 - 31.12.2018
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Our expelled neighbours
 Central Lower Austria
jews, life, history

Participants will look into the lives and fates of the Jewish population in central Lower Austria before, during and after National Socialism.

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
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Viel-Falter TCS
butterflies, observing, Austria

This project examines whether and how butterfly observations carried out by non-professional volunteers can be used to support a permanent biodiversity monitoring.

01.11.2016 - 31.10.2018
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Views in*2 Literacies
 independent of location
language, learning, stories

What are the relevant aspects for successful literacy acquisition and language learning? Adolescents and adults reflect about favorable and adverse learning conditions by creating Digital Literacy Narratives.

15.01.2017 - 30.04.2018
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Wasser schafft
 location independent
water, sampling, nutrient loadings

The project "Wasser schafft" ("Water can") will analyse the effects of nutrient loadings and stream morphology on the self-purification capacity of streams.

01.01.2015 - 30.09.2017
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 Mexico, region of Tulum
Mexico, fresh water, monitoring

In Tulum, a small Mexican town at the Caribbean coast, citizens and scientists join to prise out valuable information of a vast hidden karst groundwater regime for learning more about their important water resource.

01.11.2016 - 30.06.2018
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Completed Projects

 independent of location
allergies, lifestyle, environment

"ALRAUNE – Tracing allergies" investigates the development of allergies.

01.12.2014 - 31.12.2016
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CODE IT! - Making sense of vaccination policy in Austria
 Austria and beyond
vaccination, virus, press

The socio-politically controversial issue of HPV vaccination will be researched by and with young people - the segment of society that is the most affected by it.

01.09.2016 - 28.02.2017
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Hedgehogs on their way
 Austria / bordering countries
hedgehogs, gardens, animal traces

In our project we are looking for interested persons to explore the distribution of hedgehogs in gardens all over Austria.

01.12.2014 - 30.09.2016
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autumn, phenology, leaf colouring

In "FarbVerrückt" citizen scientists observe and explore autumn leaf colouring and leaf fall in Austria.

01.07.2015 - 30.11.2015
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FotoQuest Austria
land use, landscape, environment

With more detailled and complete data about land use, changes of the landscape and their effects on the environment can be better understood.

09.07.2015 - 30.09.2016
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fruits, trees, climate change

Let’s talk about fruits! Where do they grow? When do they ripen? When is the blossom of apricots in the Wachau in Lower Austria? Are plants influenced by climate change?

01.04.2014 - 30.09.2016
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 independent of location
online labs, experiments, ideas

In "OnlineLabs4All" citizen scientists supported the development of adaptive reusable interfaces for online labs.

01.11.2014 - 31.10.2016
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Let's have a look at our meadows!
Arnica, Wasp Spider, biodiversity

Where is the Wasp Spider on the rise as a result of global warming? Where can you still find the medicinal plant Arnica?

25.03.2015 - 31.12.2016
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Search for the Swedish Narrow Headed Ant
 Inner Oetz Valley
ant, Oetz Valley, distribution

The project investigates the distribution of the endangered Swedish Narrow Headed Ant in the Inner Oetz Valley.

01.05.2015 - 31.12.2016
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Who Cares?
 independent of location
stories, care, support

"Who Cares?" invites interested citizens to share their care story/stories in order to find out what a fair future care culture might look like.

01.12.2014 - 30.11.2016
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 independent of location
politics, youth, everyday experiences

Teenagers are invited to collect and share their daily political experiences.

01.12.2014 - 30.06.2016
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