The PREP4BLUE team has developed the report “Beneath the Surface: A Collection of Recommendations and Good Practices in Aquatic Citizen Science to Support the EU’s Mission and Waters”.

This is a thorough report on good practices and recommendations for effective citizen science initiatives, specifically in alignment with Mission Ocean. The report is evidence based, draws heavily on PREP4BLUE research, and provides plenty of good practice citizen science examples from across Europe.

This report is a rare citizen science study that covers the whole process in the round – setting up an initiative, maintaining, upscaling, funding, thinking about ethics and social inclusion – and all within the framing of Mission Ocean’s citizen engagement target outcomes.