EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
A research project funded by the European Union 
Participatory Monitoring Networks in Europe

1. Name of Organisation:
Office des Données Naturalistes d'Alsace
1a. Your e-mail:
odonat@club-internet.fr
2. Organisation address:
8, rue Adèle Riton 67000 Strasbourg FRANCE
2a. Country:  
France
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country A region : Alsace
A country  
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1997
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
1-10
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
No
6b. If Yes, how many members of the public (ordinary people) currently belong to your organisation?
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
No
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Regional observatory of the biodiversity, ODONAT is dedicated to the knowledge and to the conservation and protection of species, natural environment and landscapes in Alsace. By its federative and support role for associations, ODONAT favors and improve the collection, the management and the treatment of naturalists'data by the specialists, the volunteers and the scientists within the member associations, in order to facilitate the diffusion of knowledge on nature in Alsace. Its roles are connected to the coordination and to the homogenization of multidisciplinary projects realized in association with the member associations, that it is about internal projects (monitoring of indicators of biodiversity, publication of the "Red lists of the threatened Nature in Alsace'', réalisation of an Atlas of distribution of wild fauna in Alsace...) or about outside requests (expertises, studies...).
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
9. Are any of your organisation's monitoring activities carried out in collaboration with another organisation/s?
Yes
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
LPO-Alsace (Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux), GEPMA (Groupement d’Études pour la Protection des Mammifères en Alsace), BUFO (Association pour l'étude et la protection des Amphibiens et Reptiles d’Alsace), IMAGO (Association pour l'étude et la protection des invertébrés en Alsace), and few others associations.
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
Yes
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
LPO-Alsace (Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux), GEPMA (Gro upement d’Études pour la Protection des Mammifères en Alsace), BUFO (Association pour l'étude et la protection des Amphibiens et Reptiles d’Alsace), IMAGO (Association pour l'étude et la protection des invertébrés en Alsace)
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
Yes
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
No
14b. Internet address of report(s):
http://
15. Do volunteers contribute to your organisation's monitoring activities?
Yes
16. Do volunteers have to be members?
No
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 0 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 0 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 0 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
6-10 years
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Monitoring information are asked to the volunteers of associations members of ODONAT.
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
Yes
21. If no, please explain why
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
The aim of the project, their passion for nature, the feedback of informations to the volunteers...
23. What methods does your organisation use to recruit volunteers?
Articles (newspapers, magazines etc.) Advertisements in newspapers, magazines etc.
Internet/e-mail Invitations sent through the post
Word of mouth Open days, workshops, activity days
Radio/T.V. Other
24. Do volunteers receive any financial support (i.e. expense payments)?
No
25. What proportion of volunteers have formal environmental training? (e. g. field courses, university degree in biology, ecology etc.)
-
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
Training provided by associations members of ODONAT
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
Data validated by specialists of associations members of ODONAT
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
Additional comments:
 

 
 Contract number: 006463