Citizen participation and use of the information collected by you
Your contribution will be added to a collective database which will be used for research, monitoring, and control of the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the Yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Data will also be used for improving knowledge about citizen science. As an example, we are currently researching how citizen-gathered data can improve predictions about the presence and expansion of these mosquitoes. We believe that your data can be key for creating a participative alert system that will improve management of the species and minimise risk of disease transmission.
Remember that you can always consult and edit your data from your personal map in Mosquito Alert. You can also consult data of any user on the web-based mosquito map. Your reports will be added to the web map along with the results of expert and citizen validation (as available, and only if you have added photos in your report). Keep in mind that your reports may take time to appear on the map. Additional information is available on the web page of the map.