Citizen Science is a new exciting method of doing research. Thanks to Citizen Science it is possible to bring science into the lives of non-scientists and more importantly to briefly turn them into scientists themselves. In this way everyone can contribute to our knowledge of the world and we as scientists get the possibility of doing research on scales that were not possible or too expensive before.
Examples of earlier Citizen Science projects can be found on Wikipedia, some of which have delivered some nice results. Where iSPEX differs from earlier projects is that in stead of letting you do the analysis of measurements, we let you do the measurements themselves. Letting people all over the Netherlands take measurements allows us to get a detailed picture of the Netherlands which would not be possible with normal equipment.