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. The photo collects the GPS position along with other detailed information. Afterwards, a team of expert entomologists validates the photos received. The result of the validation is sent directly to the participant and published in the observation map. In it you can consult and export all observations from 2014 to the present.
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.
An open science project
Mosquito Alert is an Open Science project that is the reason why the data and works collected are made public in an interactive online map. Part of the database is distributed to the public under license CC0 in the platform Zenodo.
We share all the images collected by the users once they have been validated by the expert entomologists through the GitLab platform to be used by other researchers.