The New Approach

Participatory Platform for Citizen Scientists

Our Cetalingua Project involves citizen scientists in the full spectrum of the scientific process. Our platform is membership based and allows citizen scientists to focus on specific or all areas pertaining to scientific inquiry. We offer 3 different ways to get involved. 

The New Approach

Participatory Platform for Citizen Scientists

Our Cetalingua Project involves citizen scientists in the full spectrum of the scientific process. Our platform is membership based and allows citizen scientists to focus on specific or all areas pertaining to scientific inquiry. We offer 3 different ways to get involved. 

Free Plan

  • Practice
  • Start data analysis on Zooniverse
  • Take a citizen science class
  • Check your knowledge about sound
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Take a tour of the members-only part of our site.

Free Plan

Practice

Start data analysis on Zooniverse

Take a citizen science class

Check your knowledge about sound

Subscribe to our newsletter

Take a tour of the members-only part of our site.

Advanced Plan

  • Full access to the members-only part of our platform
  • Online classes and quizzes
  • Access to our WebApp
  • Research updates
  • Advanced data analysis and practice/training for data analysis
  • A member profile for easy account management
  • Point rewards for interacting with the platform
  • Access to the closed, members-only forum

Advanced Plan

Full access to the members-only part of our platform

Online classes and quizzes

Access to our WebApp

Research updates

Advanced data analysis and practice/training for data analysis

A member profile for easy account management

Point rewards for interacting with the platform

Access to the closed, members-only forum

Pro Plan

  • Full access to the members-only part of our platform
  • Online classes and quizzes
  • Access to our WebApp
  • Research updates
  • Advanced data analysis and practice/training for data analysis
  • A member profile for easy account management
  • Point rewards for interacting with the platform
  • Access to the closed, members-only forum
  • CetaKit rental (a kit that allows you to record acoustic data)
  • Collected Data Upload 

Pro Plan

Full access to the members-only part of our platform

Online classes and quizzes

Access to our WebApp

Research updates

Advanced data analysis and practice/training for data analysis

A member profile for easy account management

Point rewards for interacting with the platform

Access to the closed, members-only forum

CetaKit rental (a kit that allows you to record acoustic data)

Collected Data Upload 

Research Shows:

Training and Education Improve Quality of Citizen Science, Open Doors to More Interesting and Complex Tasks

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Research Shows:

Training and Education Improve Quality of Citizen Science, Open Doors to More Interesting and Complex Tasks

Get started

On the Rise:

There were very few Citizen Science projects in the 1990s but the current trend is upwards, changing from just 12 projects in 2003-2005 to up to 333 in 2012-2014.

CS Benefits:

Lifelong Learning, knowledge about science and scientific method, a community of shared Interests, environmental awareness, analytical and observational skills.

Criticism:

Lack of formal scientific training, data quality and analysis quality, data reliability, only simple and often boring tasks, lack of consistent engagement.

Solution:

Focused, practical training, online education, access to community, we read research and provide easy to read, fun summaries, opportunity to apply knowledge via analyzing real data.

Criticism:

Lack of formal scientific training, data quality and analysis quality, data reliability, only simple and often boring tasks, lack of consistent engagement.

Solution:

Focused, practical training, online education, community, we provide easy to read summaries, opportunity to apply knowledge via analyzing real data.

Our Current and Planned Online Lessons Topics

Zooniverse Citizen Scientist training

Sound primer

Sirenian acoustic communication

Cetacean acoustic communication

Do dolphins have language?

Cetacean culture

The mystery of solitary dolphins

Humpback song

Zipf’s law and cetacean calls

The most impressive cetacean playback studies

Cetacean brain

How do marine mammals navigate?

What do we know about the function of cetacean calls?

What do we know about dugong calls?

Dolphins and sharks

“Altruism” in Cetaceans

Evolution of echolocation

….and many others!

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