ClimateWatch | SPOTTERON

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About this app

The ClimateWatch program is the collaborative brainchild of Earthwatch Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Melbourne to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the seasonal behaviour of Australia's plants and animals. The first continental phenology project in the Southern Hemisphere, ClimateWatch enables every Australian to be involved in collecting and recording data that will help shape our country’s scientific response to climate change.

What is phenology?
Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by seasonal and interannual variations in climate. Examples include bird nesting, insect hatching, plant flowering, and fruit ripening. Many studies have already provided insight into the relationship between climate variables, such as temperature and rainfall, to the timing of these phenophases. Monitoring phenology is important as changes can impact entire biological communities, our food sources and our environment. Unfortunately few significant datasets have been collected and researched in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

We need your help capturing the impact climate change is having on our plants and wildlife. With our free ClimateWatch app, you can gather information in your own backyard, on the way to school, in your school ground, or at a local park. The information you collect will help us develop adaptation strategies for species’ survival into the future.

We acknowledge our funders, QBE Insurance and Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, without whom this superb upgrade to the ClimateWatch app would not have been possible. Thanks to Parks Victoria for supporting the ‘ClimateWatch in Parks’ program, connecting communities and enabling them to take action on climate change.
The ClimateWatch App is running on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform.
Updated on
Nov 22, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Photos and videos
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos, and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

What's new

* Message Boards: you can now get into conversations with others on their user profiles by posting comments or replying to answers.
* Push Notifications for Comment Replies: stay informed by receiving a push message when someone posts a reply to you
* New regional species to observe in Vanuatu
* New, improved look of your User Profile and Spot Collection
* Bug fixes and improvements.