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Spotlight on a Citizen Scientist: Craig Wollam with BeachWatchers
  • Spotlight on a Citizen Scientist: Craig Wollam with BeachWatchers

    By: NOAA Office of Education
    01 August 2017

    My name is Craig Wollam, and I’m a retired construction superintendent and project manager. I’ve long been interested in the marine world. Ever since I poked my head into tide pools I’ve been fascinated by...

Spotlight on A Citizen Scientist: Kevin Bailey, Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteer
Federal Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Initiative Named Finalist for Harvard’s 2017 Roy and Lila Ash Award for Public Engagement in Government
Strategic Recommendations for Federal Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
  • Strategic Recommendations for Federal Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

    By: Elizabeth Tyson, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
    18 November 2016

    Citizen science and crowdsourcing, a form of open innovation that engages the public in authentic scientific research, has many documented benefits like advancing research, STEM education and addressing societal needs. This method has gained significant...

NOAA Summer Spotlight: MDMAP
  • NOAA Summer Spotlight: MDMAP

    By: Sherry Lippiatt
    15 August 2016

    The Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project, or MDMAP, is a citizen science initiative that engages NOAA partners and volunteers across the nation to survey and record the amount and types of marine debris on...

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