The NSW government’s SEED Citizen Science Hub is a one-stop-shop for you to explore citizen science projects, events and opportunities across NSW. On the hub, you can:
- connect with people
- link your project or create a new project using expert step by step guidance to contribute, share and access environmental data through the SEED platform
- discover the impact your contributions can have by being openly available to communities, scientists and decision makers.
The hub is designed with and for internal and external users to ensure it best suits user needs. This means that anyone involved with citizen science in NSW can use it to find projects, project participants, best-practice resources, other citizen scientists, data and how the data is being used or data impact.
Are you a project organiser?
If you are a project organiser you can use the hub to easily and quickly register your project, access best-practice examples and find participants. The hub also allows you to seamlessly manage your project participants by direct communication and automated notifications when you add an update, event or make changes to your project.
You can also use the hub to link your data to the SEED portal, so it is widely accessible to show your participants their contributions and improve the impact of your data. Once you have connected your data you can access data usage statistics to track the impact of your data.
Do you want to access and use citizen science data?
If you want to use citizen science data, you can use the hub to access and download data easily or explore the dataset on the SEED portal and accurately assess whether the data is suitable for your needs using our transparent data quality rating.
How can you participate in citizen science projects?
You use the hub to easily search and join projects in your area or that match your interests, skills and availability among many other options. Once you create an account on the hub, you can opt in to receive project invites that match your preferences.
Check out some of the projects you can be involved in: