Introduction

Thank you for following the link to this survey.

Evaluation of key stakeholders and public interests for participating in citizen science projects is needed to effectively address coastal and marine environment issues for the benefit of all users. The citizen science is a means of engaging society in scientific research.

I am an MSc student from the University of Portsmouth, Department of Geography, interested in critically evaluating the perceptions and interests of various coastal and marine environment users in participating in citizen science projects in Langstone Harbour as my MSc dissertation.

This study is expected to determine ways of promoting recruitment, increasing engagement and enhancing retention of the general public as citizen scientists. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. It asks questions on your:

-          Level of familiarity and confidence in citizen science
-          Type of activities in Langstone Harbour
-          Use of coastal and marine environment
-          Level of interest in assisting coastal and marine citizen science projects
-          Preferred involvement type in citizen science projects
-          Willingness to share data or information, and
-          Demographic information

The anonymised and summarised information collected will be made available to all participants if requested. It will also be made available to The Solent Forum because they have provided bursary support (Professor Mike Clark award). The data will not be passed onto other persons or groups.

Participation in this survey is voluntary, you are free to withdraw from this survey at any stage and your personal details will remain confidential.

Thank you very much in advance for taking part in this survey.

Ibrahim Lawan
up915328@myport.ac.uk

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* 1. I agree to conduct this survey, that my answers will remain anonymous, and that the survey results may be published to inform understanding and development of Coastal and Marine Environment Citizen Science in the UK. This consent can be revoked at any time.

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