GelAvista is the citizen science project responsible for jellyfish monitoring in the Portuguese coast, Azores and Madeira archipelagos, launched in February 2016. It aims to involve the community in the development of science, thus filling the lack of knowledge in Portugal about jellyfish.
It gathers information about these animals, using the participation of citizens who frequent coastal areas – beaches, estuaries, rivers, marinas, and others – during their leisure activities (walking and running, diving, sailing, surfing, etc.) or their professional activities (e. g. fishing).
Support from Direção Regional do Mar
Support from Estação de Biologia Marinha do Funchal
Support from Observatório do Mar dos Açores