Open source powered meteor station. We are currently using the Raspberry Pi 4 as the main development platform, and we use digital IP cameras. The code also works on Linux PCs, and everything but the detection works under Windows. We are slowly phasing out the support for analog cameras, but they should work well regardless. The software is still in the development phase.
The Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) is a public-private partnership with three goals: 1) to collect weather data contributed by citizens; 2) to make these data available for weather services and homeland security; and 3) to provide feedback to the data contributors so they have the tools to check and improve their data quality. In fact, the web address, wxqa.com, stands for weather quality assurance.
CWOP members send their weather data by internet alone or internet-wireless combination to the findU server and then every five minutes, the data are sent from the findU server to the NOAA MADIS server. The data undergo quality checking and then are distributed to users. There are over 800 different organizations using CWOP mesonet data.
The main operational goal of the project is to establish a decentralized science-grade instrument which observes the night sky every night of the year from as many locations around the world as possible.
Providing the meteor community with real-time awareness of the near-Earth meteoroid environment by publishing orbits of all observed meteors from all around the globe every morning.
Observing meteor showers, computing their flux, mass indices and orbits to constrain meteor shower prediction models.
Observing meteorite producing fireballs to increase the number of meteorites with know orbits (only ~50 circa 2021, more info: http://www.meteoriteorbits.info/) and help constrain meteorite source regions.
Pl@ntNet is a citizen science project available as an app that helps you identify plants thanks to your pictures.
When the US-based SkyHub organisation regrettably closed down in August 2021, enthusiastic former community members wanted to keep the project and the valuable exchange within the community alive. Therefore, in October 2021, we, a group of European astronomers, software developers and hardware engineers, founded Sky360 as a non-profit NGO association, registered in Austria.
We want to provide a community platform, tools and support to all people interested in observing the skies for stars, meteors, satellites, planes, drones, weather phenomena, birds, UAPs or anything else that happens in our atmosphere and low Earth orbit. We already support the Discord channel the UAP Tracking Forum for the community of UAP trackers with over 900 members and more communities to come in the future. Together with and for the community we develop hardware and software for a 24/7 citizen sky observatory that can detect, track, identify and analyze any aerial phenomena and yet is still affordable for citizens.
WeeWX is a free, open source, software program, written in Python, which interacts with your weather station to produce graphs, reports, and HTML pages. It can optionally publish to weather sites or web servers. It uses modern software concepts, making it simple, robust, and easy to extend. It includes extensive documentation.
WeeWX runs under most versions of Linux, as well as macOS, *BSD, and Solaris. Many users are running on the Raspberry Pi. The images on this page and throughout this web site are from sample stations running WeeWX.
Thousands of stations throughout the world run WeeWX, many of whom have opted-in to be shown on our station map.
We build professional grade earth monitoring solutions that anyone can use to measure ground motion and infrasound activities.
Hella expensive, though.
The OpenAQ Community harmonizes disparate air quality data from across the world so that citizens and organizations can fight air inequality more efficiently. The data is captured from multiple sources and made accessible to all through our open-source platform.
Bulk upload: https://upload.openaq.org/
An air quality monitoring network built on a new generation of Internet of Things sensors. Using a new generation of laser particle counters to provide real-time measurement of PM1.0, PM2.5 and PM10. PurpleAir sensors are easy to install and only require a power outlet and WiFi. They use WiFi to report in real time to the PurpleAir map. Sells air quality sensors that are pretty expensive. Don't know if it'd be possible to upload data from other kinds of sensors.
Account creation requires authenticating with a Google account only.
They have a JSON API but it's read-only and just a straight dump from their database: https://www.purpleair.com/json
There is also a Thingspeak API: https://www2.purpleair.com/community/faq#hc-thingspeak-api
They also seem to have a REST API but you need an API key and ChannelID. Not a big deal, really.
I don't know if this service is suitable for my purposes.
CanAirIO is a citizen science project using mobile and static sensors to measure air quality with cell phones and low-cost technology.
A site where people study information about themselves - genomics, text, social networks - and share their techniques for doing so. I'm not entirely sure I'd feel safe uploading anything here, but at the very least some techniques could be learned from it.
A crowdsourced open environmental data project. volunteer centered. Measures airquality, radiation, and environmental health.
website for a project that teaches you how to build a weather monitoring station using a raspi and a couple of sensors.
Another crowdsourced radiation monitoring website.