Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

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BBC

A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. See more

The Economist

Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. See more

Wall Street Journal

For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process. See more

CNN

Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located. See more

Reuters

Project Noah is tapping social media's potential to muster a vast green army. See more

National Geographic

Do you love nature? Explore and document local wildlife around you and share your spottings with research groups. Project Noah harnesses the power of citizen scientists everywhere to discover the world’s organisms. Join the effort now. See more

New York Times

Project Noah lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours. See more

Huffington Post

The app functionality is impressive, as is their mission: to make this app the most powerful 'window' to the world. See more

Slate

Project Noah has found the sweet spot between professional scientists and casual naturalists. It began as an app for people to share their nature sightings but has evolved into a scientific and culturally relevant tool for both the masses and the experts. See more

Gizmodo

This could be an app that makes you relinquish control of your iPhone and see the nearest kid around you begin a lifelong journey in wildlife appreciation. See more

Data empowerment through iPhone apps. Project Noah is a location-based eco-field guide, submission-powered wildlife spotter, and mission dossier. And it's pretty slick. See more

AppStorm

Project Noah is truly one of the more interesting photo sharing apps since it gives you a purpose for sharing. You can help everyone discover the world around them and even assist in discovery projects that are helping document the biodiversity of our planet. See more

Pop! Tech

Inspired by Darwin’s Field Guide, bio-instruments, and a little bit of steam punk, the platform encourages citizen scientists to step into the world, eyes open, and begin documenting what they find. See more

US News

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Open Forum

Project Noah's goal is huge in its mission – to become the common mobile platform for documenting the world’s organisms. See more

Tree Hugger

Project Noah gives users not only a great platform for recording information, but it also tells you more about what's in your area and sends you out on specific missions! See more

GOOD Magazine

A robust species list that works both as a field guide and a useful tool for science. See more

Mother Nature Network

Project Noah and its innovative app bridge the gap between professionals and amateur wildlife enthusiasts. See more

Council for the Internet of Things

Project Noah helps people reconnect with nature and contribute to organizations that are working hard to catalog and preserve our planet's biodiversity. See more

El Pais

Project Noah's aim is to make evident, through photographs, the biological diversity of the environment in which they live, so that this information will stimulate awareness and protect the environment. See more

Grist

We all know people who seem to spend more time gazing into their smartphones than they do looking at the reality in front of them. But one app is trying to reverse the trend, and make your iPhone (or Android) into a tool that encourages you to dial into the biodiversity around you. See more

Nature Canada

Project Noah, is used to explore and document local wildlife, in backyards, city parks and other places, and it has already attracted both the casual naturalist and the professional ecologist. See more

Startl

Project Noah has found a sweet spot for hobbyists, environmentalists, professors and scientists from the casual to professional. See more

What people are saying

Fred Wilson

I think what they are up to is very interesting. Can this be impactful in the way that wikipedia and wikileaks have been? For sure. See more

Clay Shirky

Mobile bio-mapping for citizen scientists: foursquare for flora & fauna. You can readily make the required professional rigor so large that it's a buzz kill for the amateur or make it so loosey-goosey in order to maximize participation that the resulting data isn't regarded as proof or evidence of anything. See more

Thor Muller, CTO Get Satisfaction

I'm in love with Noah, the crowdsourced networked organisms and habitats app. See more

Eric Hellweg, Editor Harvard Review

The Project Noah app — unleashing an army of citizen scientists. Coolest app so far at Pop! Tech. See more

Mat Zucker, CCO OgilvyOne

Downloading Project Noah app to become a citizen scientist. Want to earn tadpole. See more