Data Entry CoralWatch
Android: Phone, Tablet
iOS: iPhone, iPad
Type: Citizen Science, Coral Health and Bleaching
Wifi: Connect to upload data
Search: Easy to follow steps to input data
Region: Tropical Reefs
Languages: English, Indonesian (only available if you are connected to the Indonesian store)
Price Range: Free
What we liked:
Simple to use tool that makes it easy for snorkelers and divers to assess coral bleaching and health based on a colour chart (20,000 already distributed). Data collected can be entered into the app and uploaded to the CoralWatch database. Information about how to use the chart is available in a companion ReefWatch app in Indonesian and English. The CoralWatch Do-It-Yourself Kit and Datasheets are available for free in Indonesian, English, traditional & simplified Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, and German on their website.
What could be better:
Nice tool to interest and involve people in coral health. The research team continues to develop and improve the entire CoralWatch package.