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 miniSASS website goes live

GroundTruth, through funding from the Water Research Commission, have been working for some time now on refinements to the citizen science river health monitoring tool, miniSASS – mini Stream Assessment Scoring System.  Part of this refinement and development has been the new internet based Google Earth miniSASS website and database. The website was released as a beta version for testing by users and through their feedback it has been refined and polished.  If you have not already heard, the website is now live!

Please go to www.minisass.org and register using the Register link in the top right corner (you will receive a confirmation email to activate your account). Once registered (and logged in) you have access to the miniSASS data upload tools on the map page.

On the website you can explore the interactive river health map displaying miniSASS results that have already been uploaded by others. You can also learn the miniSASS method, download the latest (updated) field sheets and find links to partner organisations. There is also a link through to a new miniSASS Facebook page now available, called Minisass – Mini Stream Assessment Scoring System. Alongside the Facebook page, you can sign up to follow the miniSASS Wordpress blog on minisassblog.wordpress.com

This information is intended to reach teachers, learners and anyone else who may be interested in learning about miniSASS so that they can monitor the health of the rivers in their neighbourhood. The more people are involved, the bigger this citizen science map of Southern Africa’s river health will grow (miniSASS can also be applied in neighbouring countries and beyond).

With regards from the miniSASS website development team

Click here for additional information on miniSASS .

Phone             +27(0)33 3432229

email:             info@minisass.org

Web:               http://groundtruth.co.za/

Facebook:       Minisass - Mini Stream Assessment Scoring System 


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