Project Noah

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Project Noah is an online community dedicated to explore and document wildlife across the globe. "Noah" is an acronym for "networked organisms and habitats".

This community also counts with an iPhone app in iTunes and Android app in Google Play,[1] Project Noah aims to become a common mobile platform for documenting the world's organisms. Beyond documentation, the iPhone app offers users an opportunity to participate in ongoing citizen science research projects by tagging contributions into specific field missions and can be used as a location-based field guide as well. All contributors are connected with an online community.

The project's co-founder, Yasser Ansari, believes that "not only is there an educational need and an environmental need but a deep, deep human need for all of us to reconnect with our planet."[citation needed] Project Noah has won several awards.[2] Currently, Project Noah has contributors from over 55 countries participating in a variety of missions ranging from documenting the impact of the Gulf Coast oil spill to sharing ladybug and squirrel sightings for ongoing research at major universities. They're currently partnered with National Geographic.[citation needed]

The project has featured by several news sources including CNN,[3] Brian Lehrer TV,[4] New York Times,[5] Slate,[6] Gizmodo,[7] US News,[8] Make Magazine,[9] TreeHugger,[10] Council for the Internet of Things,[11] IBM's Smarter Planet[12] and GOOD.[13]


  1. ^ Project Noah for Android in Google Play (Retrieved April 4, 2012)
  2. ^ "Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  3. ^ John D. Sutter, CNN (22 October 2010). "What kind of beetle? This app knows". CNN. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "What kind of beetle? This app knows". CNN. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Green, Elizabeth (16 September 2010). "Finding the Positive in Cellphones for Children". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Saletan, William. "How an ecology app for sharing nature photos built a community—and became a business". Slate. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Project Noah Would Be Swamp Thing's Favorite iPad App". 11 May 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "10 Things You Can Do to Help the Gulf Coast Clean the Oil Spill – Fresh Greens (". 3 May 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "MAKE | Project Noah: Networked Organisms and Habitats". 1 March 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "NOAH iPhone App Lets You Document and Explore Local Wildlife". TreeHugger. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Noah: Networked Organism | the internet of things". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "A Smarter Planet – spime: Project Noah's first spotting in Europe". 1 March 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  13. ^ 14 January 2010 • 10:01 am PST (14 January 2010). "Noah: An Online Ark – Technology – GOOD". Retrieved 21 October 2011. 

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