Project Noah is a free mobile application that nature lovers can use to explore and document local wildlife and a common technology platform that research groups can use to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. Noah stands for networked organisms and habitats.
Now available worldwide as an iPhone app in iTunes [iTunes link], Project Noah aims to become a common mobile platform for documenting the world’s organisms. Beyond documentation, the iPhone app offers users an opportunity to participate in ongoing citizen science research projects through specifically designed field missions and can be used as a location-based field guide as well. All contributors are connected with an online community, bridging the documentation process.
The project has been picking up steam lately and has been featured by the Council for the Internet of Things, IBM’s Smarter Planet, GOOD and is in pilot studies with schools for use as an educational tool.