Smart Environment Natura 2000 Living Lab. Lay Monitoring Systems in Practice

Associated persons Elisabeth Wiegele
Clients Lakeside Science & Technology Park GmbH
Regions Austria
Year 2021

The focus in this project was on the application of lay monitoring systems in the European protected area Lendspitz-Maiernigg. For example, the Environmental DNA method was used for amphibian and mussel monitoring in the lake outflow. We carried out orchid monitoring on the "Tramwaywiese" using drone waypoint flights.

Together with interested laymen, we tested different Citizen Science Apps using woodpecker and cavity trees in the European Protected Area such as qfield, Inaturalist and did grasshopper monitoring.