As part of the Modular River Survey family of accessible assessment tools to support river improvements, we are open to improving existing and developing new surveys to extend the ability of citizen scientists to survey the physical habitats and hydrogeomorphology of water bodies from source to sea:
- MoRPh Rivers provides the original modular river physical habitat survey and assessment method for recording and analysing the form and functioning of rivers and streams. Follow this link to find out more about MoRPh Rivers citizen science training.
- MoRPh Estuaries provides a methodology for assessing the physical condition of the sub-, inter- and supra-tidal zones of estuaries. The MoRPh Estuaries method has been developed in partnership with the Environment Agency, Queen Mary University of London and Thames21. It is currently being piloted with volunteers and professionals on the tidal Thames and other estuaries around the UK. Follow this link to find out more and help trial MoRPh Estuaries.
Other MoRPh compatible citizen science surveys at the piloting stage include:
- Mud Spotter – a free and easy to use app-based citizen science survey ideally suited to rainy days! – or times soon after recent downpours. Mud Spotter gathers evidence of fine sediments entering water courses. Following a short basic training, users will get free access to the Cartographer app and database as part of our Open Research suite of citizen science tools. Follow this link to find out more and sign up to start collecting data using Mud Spotter.
- Wild Invaders – do you want to track progress with tackling invasive species in your local watercourses? Our free Wild Invaders app is now available for tracking problematic plant and animal species appearing in your catchment. Following a short basic training, users will get free access to the Cartographer app and database as part of our Open Research suite of citizen science tools.
Want to design a different type of survey of your own??
Cartographer provides a user-friendly format for gathering, storing and sharing data in a variety of ways to suit your evidence and engagement needs.
Get in touch via our Contact page to find out more about any of our surveys OR designing your own!