Forest112 joined FI-ADOPT in answer to the 2nd call with their highly innovative app that is aimed at improving environmental health.
We were able to catch up with Marta Cantón, Forest112 Manager, to hear more on what the project is all about and how they are getting on.
Describe your project in 100 words or less
People as fieldworkers. Forest112 is a citizen science project, implemented at European level, where volunteers become an operational part of scientific procedures and play a decisive role in the study, prevention and control of problems in forest ecosystems.
Forest 112 aims to establish a network of citizens who act as volunteers in field work for the study of pests, diseases and invasive species. From their mobile, through an app, citizens report data on forest issues. So, tasks traditionally carried out by researchers, are now shared by citizens. Forest112 allows researchers to analyze collected data, allowing scientists to alert the citizens on investigations that are ongoing.
What stage of development are you currently at?
Preparing for BETA launch in November 2015
You can check out our current demos:
User interface corresponding to mob app can be visualized at: forest112.com/appMovil. Although those functionalities native to mobile device (camera, GPS, local database) are not fully operational in this demo.
For full functionality, you can install the application: play.google.com/apps/testing/com.forest112.app (tester user)
And user interface corresponding to researchers can be visualized here: forest112.com/appInvestigadores
What are your plans following FI-ADOPT?
Deploy our solution across EU-28
We wish Marta and the rest of the Forest112 team good luck with their BETA launch and can’t wait to find out all about how it went, in the new year.