Important changes in land and how land is used are happening all around us. With urban expansion, for example, varied landscapes are regularly built over and converted for new commercial, residential and transportation uses. Scientists, however, lack reliable data on changes in land cover needed for sustainable development, climate change research, and nature conservation. To protect Europe’s beautiful and diverse landscapes for future generations, we must take stock of its land cover today.
You can help! Using FotoQuest Go on your smartphone, you can contribute to science by taking pictures and providing vital information on land cover and land use in Europe. You will also help scientists understand how crowdsourcing can be used to complement official data.
With FotoQuest Go, you will explore the European outdoors and learn about the vegetation that grows around you. You will also be collecting important data for environmental and climate protection.
***** How FotoQuest Go works *****
- Download the free app on your GPS-enabled mobile device - Start your quest by choosing a destination and use the app to help you get there - Follow the instructions to take the indicated pictures - Answer a few questions about the vegetation and land use - Upload your quest, or save to upload later