Update May 2018
From 19 to 30 March 2018 another stay in Mexico / Tulum took place. During this time, a series of activities and events around the World Water Day 2018 were scheduled, mainly initiated / organized by our partner Amigos de Sian Ka'an in schools and public spaces. The small Citizen Science project was also presented on the occasion. As it turned out, the project's content and objectives fit perfectly into the growing diversity of local activities as an expression of increasing public attention for the groundwater issue in Tulum ...
XIB_TCS: Mexican/European citizen supported groundwater monitoring in Tulum/Mexico
In the little Mexican town of Tulum at the hot Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula, citizens work together with Mexican and European scientist to reveal the secrets of their large and vital groundwater rivers hidden in the underground beneath them. 'Xib-TCS' is the abbreviation for 'Xibalba-Top Citizen Science' ('Xibalba' is the Mayan name for the underworld) ... » more
The idea: 'public water monitoring'
The tool of choice is the 'Tulum public monitoring network' which is realized with the help of Tulums inhabitants, especially pupils. Implementation and operation of this network is done in close cooperation with the mexican partner Amigos de Sian Ka'an.
They can join via schools, information events, or simply through internet...
Who and how to participate ?
Everyone can join!
All citizens are invited to impressive presentations about the vast groundwater network, related research projects, exploration diving and the important support they can contribute with the public monitoring network.