Smartphone App on Invasive Alien Species released!
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Invasive alien species (IAS) can have severe effects on biodiversity, ecosystems and human activities. Due to the growing of trade and movement of goods and people, the early detection of newly introduced alien species is vital.
Be a part of the effort to confront the worst IAS in Europe!
The invasive alien species application, developed by JRC through the MYGEOSS and EASIN teams, enables to report IAS occurrences in Europe, allowing citizens to contribute to early detections of new invaders. User friendly factsheets and pictures guide the user towards the identification of species likely to have been observed. Once validated, data will be fed into EASIN information system, and shown under a specific “data partner” “Invasive Alien Species - Citizen Science”. The App can be freely downloaded from Google and Apple Store.