We invite you to become a part of a larger effort to gain a holistic understanding of global environmental issues. You’ll just report observations once a week, using our user-friendly tool. We also prepared a useful guide on how to conduct observations and report (you will find it below).
We invite you to report observations conducted each Monday. If you are unable to report it on Monday, no worries: you may still do that on Tuesday, but remember to provide information on values accurate for the previous day.
Some meteorological parameters in our monitoring system are reported as actual values: air temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, visibility reduction and wind force. We are also asking you to report on meteorological and hydrological phenomena, which occurred within the previous week: lightning, extreme and other atmospheric phenomena, ice on lakes and rivers and snow cover.
We also engage you in biological field observations, including plants (Birch, Lilac, Bilberry, Rosebay willowherb, Rowan), insects (Bumble bee, Mosquito, Ant, Common brimstone, European peacock butterfly) and birds monitoring (Arctic tern, Common Cuckoo, White wagtail, Crane).
Due to the large variation through the entire European continent some of the parameters and variables can be difficult to observe throughout Europe. However, we tried to propose monitoring of species, which are occurring all the way from the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the Barents Sea in the north, and some of the parameters may be valid for European Arctic (like Svalbard). If particular species are not observed in your surroundings, you may just leave the box empty, but still provide other information.
And remember, there are EDU-POINTS for being a part of our Monitoring system redeemable for attractive prizes!
EDU-ARCTIC has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 710240. The content of the application is the sole responsibility of the Consortium and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission, and the Commission is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.