The Jungle weather project was a part of the larger Belgian Science Policy Office funded “Congo basin eco-climatological data recovery and valorisation (COBECORE, contract BR/175/A3/COBECORE)”.
This project brought together an interdisciplinary network of partners with the objective to establish baseline measurements necessary in long-term (retrospective) ecological and climatological research by valorising unexplored historical data. The project complements previously transcribed insular climate records (e.g. at Yangambi and Luki) with data gathered throughout the basin and provide additional ecologically relevant (inventory) data.
In order to speed up data processing, and provide public outreach, BlueGreen Labs partners supervised the citizen science based transcription of the eco-climatological data on the Zooniverse platform. Transcribed data is currently being summarized within the context of a Masters in Science thesis at the University of Ghent.