News

We already sorted 23 % of our current project! Click here, to check out our progress!

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16.06.2017: We will present our project during the Kieler Woche! Come along and have a look!

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15.06.2017: The next project has started! We are staying in the Pacific Ocean and continue with 99 new UVP profiles.

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31.05.2017: There are new features in our game! Have a look at your sorting or your profile page for further information.

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12.05.2017: The Meeresatlas 2017 came out a few days ago with an overview over the current state of the ocean (in German).

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04.05.2017: Tonight at 8:22 pm there will be a (German) radio broadcast about PlanktonID on NDR1 Welle Nord!

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25.04.2017: Next project finished! Let's continue with fresh images from the Pacific Ocean.

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25.04.2017: We just hit the 1 Million images! You are unbelievable :)

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05.04.2017: Wow, we are project of the month on the german citizen science platform B├╝rgerschaffenwissen!

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05.04.2017: We wrote a guest entry for Oceanblogs. Have a look at it here!

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23.03.2017: Have a look at the GEOMAR News 01/17 for some latest news on marine research! There is also a report about us :)

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08.03.2017: We finished the sorting of images from the Atlantic Ocean and now continue with data from the Pacific! here you can find further information.

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08.02.2017: Have a look at the first evaluations of our data!

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14.01.2017: Here you will find an article about our project in the 'Kieler Nachrichten' (in German)

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12.01.2017: Here you find a facebook post about our project.

Most organisms in the ocean belong to the so called Plankton. Plankton includes algae (phytoplankton) and small animals (zooplankton). Microscopic unicellular organisms, tiny crustaceans, fish larvae, meter-sized jellyfish and many other animals belong to the zooplankton. All planktonic organisms drift with the ocean currents.

We currently investigate Rhizaria, single-celled zooplankton organisms. Rhizaria can play an important role in the carbon export from the oceans surface to depth. We obtained a large dataset from different regions of the ocean containing thousands of images taken by an underwater camera. In our game you can help to identify the images and contribute to ocean research.

Play the game and take part in the analysis of this unique dataset!

Try it out!

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Try it out:

Examples:

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Features

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Great that you want to take part in the game! This is how it works: On the right side you can see four example images. Mark all images within the large array in the middle which resemble those examples. Just click or tab on the images. Then hit "Solution".

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