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Menu changes

23-02-2024 - Starting today, you can find all your observations, photos and species lists under “My Observation.org" in the main menu. Under your name in the top right corner, you will find account settings. In addition, we moved BioBlitzes to “Projects” and put the Ranking species under “About us”.


Biodiversidad Virtual joins Observation.org

Spain's foremost citizen science organization, Biodiversidad Virtual, renowned for its extensive and high-quality community of observers and photographic observations, is now part of the Observation Spain team. Our development team is diligently working on the launch of the upcoming Biodiversidad Virtual portal. Welcome, Biodiversidad Virtual!

Biodiversidad Virtual


28,000 new species for image recognition!

10-09-2023 - On September 5th, the latest version of the recognition software (NIA) went live. This enhanced version includes a whopping 28,000 new species! This will be particularly noticeable in Northern and Southern Europe, as well as in the Alps.

NIA is a collaboration between Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Observation.org. Since this version, the model not only uses photos from Observation.org but also material from research institutions in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and the United Kingdom. The best news is that you don't have to do anything to benefit from these improvements. Observation.org, ObsIdentify, and the other apps and portals will automatically switch to the latest NIA version.

Enjoy the enhanced functionality!


GBIF

The Observation.org sightings can now be found on GBIF! With a dataset of more than 71 million observations, collected and validated by many volunteers, we have the 3rd largest dataset on GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). This dataset contains more than15 million validated photos and is of great value for nature research.

Curious about these observations? Have a look at: GBIF Gbif chart

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