Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
How three Fellows worked to find better ways to engage citizen scientists in the collection of biodiversity data across Victoria
TheVictorian Biodiversity Atlas, a statewide database of all wildlife sightings and distribution, is used to analyse changes in wildlife over time and inform decision making, investment and planning.
While a robust tool in its own right the atlas used technology that was almost a decade old, making it clunky and difficult for people to use.
Leveraging the experience and ideas of others, as well as connecting effectively with users and communities was the starting point for Fellows Veronica Farias, Johan Codinha and Fred Michna.
Reduction in Time
The team designed and tested with the department’s users regularly to make continuous improvements
The department adopted new technology platforms to build collaboration, transparency, and clarity
The fellowship team demonstrated and proved the benefits of remote work and agile methodologies
Find Out How
Get the full story of what our Fellowship team discovered and created, as they worked to find better ways to engage citizen scientists in the collection of biodiversity data across Victoria.
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