People can report the presence of invasive alien species (IAS) of Union concern, under EU Regulation 1143/2014, using either the “Invasive Alien Species in Europe” Web Application (Web App) or the Smartphone Application (Smartphone App).
After the validation by experts of the EASIN network, the data generated through the IAS in Europe Web App and Smartphone App Data will enrich EASIN Catalogue and Geodatabase, and acknowledged as Citizen Science data.
Citizen Science data is branded as IASE amongst EASIN data partners.
If you are willing to learn more about invasive alien species, their impact on native biodiversity and how to use the IAS in Europe Smartphone App, join the MOOC “Have you seen an alien?” available on the EU Academy.
The “Invasive Alien Species Europe” Web App
The “Invasive Alien Species in Europe” Web App allows citizens to report sightings of invasive alien species of Union Concern (and species included in the IAS smartphone app local catalogues). The Web App features the functionalities of the “Invasive Alien Species in Europe” Smartphone App, allowing users to use the PC to report new sightings.
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Login by EU login to REPORT SPECIES
Select the location of the spotted species
Upload 1 to 3 pictures of the species from your device (i.e. PC or laptop)
Fill the form and click “Report a sighting” to send the observation
To know more about the EASIN Citizen Science activities and how citizens can contribute to the prevention and monitoring of IAS you can visit the dedicated web page.
The “Invasive Alien Species Europe” Smartphone App
With the “Invasive Alien Species Europe” Smartphone App (Android, iOS), citizens can report sightings of invasive alien species of Union Concern:
For more information, refer to the users' manual of the "Invasive Alien Species Europe" App.
Explore Citizen Science Reports on IAS in Europe
You can visualize, map and explore the validated reports of invasive alien species sent by citizen scientists through the “Invasive Alien Species in Europe” Web App and Smartphone App.
This is possible through the Citizen Science Reports Viewer. By exploring it, you can know which species, where and when have been observed around you.