Mosquito Alert is a cooperative citizen science observatory coordinated by different public research institutions. Its main objective is to fight against the tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito expansions, two invasive species vectors of global diseases like Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya.
With the Mosquito Alert app anyone can report a possible finding of tiger mosquito or yellow fever mosquito and their breeding places on the public road by sending a photo. This information complements the scientific work and allows public health managers to use this information to monitor and control the spread of mosquitoes in neighborhoods and cities.
We can all do science
We involve citizen in a research project, considering the impact on public, social and educational policies.
- We are part of the European Citizen Science Association
- We collaborate with the Spanish Citizen science Observatory and with the Barcelona Citizen Science Office
A free and open source project
The software used in the Mosquito Alert application is free and open source. It is distributed under a license that allows you to use, change, improve the software and redistribute it, either in its modified form or in its original form.
Why is your participation important?
The information you submit may be key to generating a participatory alert system to improve management of this species and minimize the risk of disease transmission.
The photos you submit will be part of a common database that will be used for research, monitoring and control of the tiger mosquito and yellow fever mosquito. For example, we are investigating how citizen data can help to improve predictions about the presence and spread of these two mosquitoes in Spain.
You can consult the photos sent by the participants in the public map of Mosquito Alert with the result of validation of an expert, even validated by the citizens themselves.