Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Festive launch of the ‘Vogel het uit!’ smartphone app

7 May 2014

On 14 May at 16.30 the team ‘Vogel het uit!’ from the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) will officially launch their smartphone app for bird research during a festive event in science centre NEMO (Amsterdam). The app was developed using the 2013 Academic Year Prize. Sign up today to join the kick-off of this unique citizen science project.

Citizen Science 

Vogel het uit! is a citizen science project that allows the public to join scientists in answering unresolved questions related to the daily life of birds. For this purpose the team developed a special app for smartphone users. ‘It allows users to observe the fascinating lives of birds from a completely new perspective; a fascination which we want to share with people in order to get them involved in our research,’ explains team captain Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes.

Festive launch of the app

The app will be launched during a festive event in science centre NEMO on Wednesday 14 May, 16.30 Prof. Willem Bouten will give a lecture on bird studies and Vogel het uit!, while Dr Judy Shamoun-Baranes will host a special activity for children. Children age 8-12 are therefore warmly welcomed to join the event. After the launch of the app there is time for a drink and visitors of the event will be one of the first to use the Vogel het uit! app. View the full programme and sign up via the button below.

2013 Academic Year Prize

The Academic Year Prize is a Dutch prize awarded annually to the most original and innovative communication plan for making a scientific research project more accessible to a broader public. The Prize was initiated in 2005 by, among others, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the leading NRC Handelsblad newspaper.

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