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Dyfi Biosphere Reserve: Smart phones to collect scientific data

Mid Wales will be the starting point for a four year, £7m environmental project funded by the European Union.

Citizens Observatory Web, or Cobweb, will ask members of the public to use their smart phone to collect and upload scientific data from United Nations education, science and cultural organisation (Unesco) reserves around Europe.

The project will start at the Dyfi Biosphere Reserve which covers parts of Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Powys.

But people will not be able to take part in it for at least another year.

Chris Higgins is managing the project and he spoke to Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales.