We are in phase 4 now.

Phase 1:  

Set up the project consortium. 


Phase 2:

Working groups formation

Development of a common sampling protocol

Field sampling of urban ponds across Europe by each of the teams

Start of laboratory analysis of samples


Phase 3:

Development of an online survey to get new insights about the perception of urban ponds by society


Phase 4:

Processing of survey data

Statistical analysis of all collected data (to prove or disprove the hypotheses)

Publish results




● Preparing a manuscript from the project results for publication.

In progress:

● Analysing and combining all data from the field samplings and the citizens’



●  Building up the Urban algae consortium

●  Conducting pond field samplings

●  Citizen survey released (duration 3 months) and finished