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Want to be a citizen scientist?

Michigan State University researchers are calling on “citizen scientists” to help better understand the risk of coastal erosion.

Funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Coastlines and People Initiative, MSU’s interdisciplinary Citizen-Based Coastal Remote Sensing for Adaptive Management (IC-CREAM) project aims to work with several communities in the Great Lakes region. facing impacts of record- high water levels, according to reports from the Echo of the Great Lakes.

As part of IC-CREAM, researchers have developed a web application to monitor bank erosion and they need your help.

The app is called Picshores. With enough participation, the researchers say they will be able to model what shoreline erosion will look like in 15 to 20 years.

To participate, go to the website. Upload a photo of the shore. Indicate where the photo was taken and what problem was shown. All photos are reviewed by researchers before being uploaded to the site.

Picshores is available as a web app and the research team is working to release it through the App Store and Google Play.