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Research project

Sarg_SNAP! Youth-led citizen science in Ghana

Project overview

SargSNAP! aims to increase digital skills in remote coastal communities in Ghana through engaging schools in photography-based citizen science, to empower these communities to be part of the study and decision-making in adaptation to climate change driven risks. We combine the in-person engagement of teachers and students in three primary schools to monitor sargassum seaweed on their local coasts through handheld cameras and fixed photography points, with the co-development of online training resources to engage schools with greater computing facilities but less direct access to the coast. This will strengthen the involvement and capacity for these communities to be part of sargassum and coastal adaptation, and establish partnership for further research and engagement in studying the social-ecological adaptation of Ghanaian coasts to emergent threats.


Lead researcher

Professor Emma Tompkins

Prof of Geog, Environment & Development

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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