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BECOME A BEACH SCIENTIST
Download the CoastSnap App and get snapping
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Observe your coastline
Help to study climate change and its effects
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Your beach can tell stories
Get the CoastSnap App and start spotting
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Understanding climate change

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CoastSnap - a global citizen science project to capture changing coastlines

CoastSnap is a global citizen science project to capture our changing coastlines. No matter where you are in the world, if you have a smartphone and an interest in the coast, we welcome you to participate!

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CoastSnap relies on repeat photos at the same location to track how the coast is changing over time due to processes such as storms, rising sea levels, human activities and other factors. Using a specialised technique known as photogrammetry, CoastSnap turns your photos into valuable coastal data that is used by coastal scientists to understand and forecast how coastlines might change in the coming decades. Photogrammetry enables the position of the coastline to be pinpointed from your snaps to an accuracy similar to that of professional coastal survey teams. All we ask is that you take the photos at the same location (by using one of our official CoastSnap camera cradles or a do-it-yourself adaptation) and record the precise photo time in the App. The more photos we have of a particular site, the better our understanding becomes of how that coastline is changing over time.

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Step 1: Citizen Science App Download

Download

Get the free Citizen Science App on Google Play for Android or in the Apple App Store.
Step 2: Register your SPOTTERON Citizen Science user account

Register

After the start of the app, you can register your own user account with just your eMail address.
Step 3: Login and contribute in the Citizen Science App

Start!

Start observing! You are automatically logged-in after registering to add your first observation.
 

 

Download the App on your smartphone now or open the map in your browser:

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Check out the latest CoastSnaps

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See more Spots on the map

 

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News

  • We have reached 4000 CoastSnaps!!!! A huge thank you to the CoastSnap community for your ongoing participation. Keep on snapping - your snaps are incredibly valuable to help understand how our coasts are changing over time!

  • Welcome to the new CostSnap Citizen Science project website! Check out our new CoastSnap app! We have partnered with CitizenScience company SPOTTERON to bring you a new and exciting way to monitor coastline change around the world