FBIS Mobile App

Uploading freshwater data from the field to the FBIS has never ben easier 

1 March, 2024


Ever found yourself wishing there was a quick and easy way to upload data directly from your river or wetland field site to the FBIS platform?

Collecting river invertebrate data from a headwater stream

Well wait no longer. The new FBIS mobile application allows just that, eliminating the need for cumbersome datasheets and spreadsheets, and saving you time.

Adding SASS data to the FBIS Mobile App

Biodiversity data for fish, invertebrates, algae, anurans and plants can be added for both rivers and wetlands. SASS assessments can now be recorded directly via the app, which mimics the familiar SASS form. Details about sampling site, method, effort, species abundance, environmental data, photographs, notes and more can easily be recorded alongside your biodiversity data.

The FBIS App allows researchers to upload photographs of species recorded in the field

Sampling data can be synchronized with FBIS platform when back at the office via a WIFI connection, or directly from the field using mobile data if you have cell reception.

Capture images of your sampling sites using the FBIS Mobile App

We have created a series of short “how to” videos to help get you started with using the app. You can also contact the FBIS team directly (email: fbis@frcsa.org.za)with any questions that may pop up when using the app.

Short tutorials about how to use the app

The FBIS App can be downloaded for free for both Apple and Android devices.  The FBIS app is a complementary tool to iNaturalist, and we encourage basic species occurrence observations to be submitted via the iNaturalist app.

EFT Account Details

Account Name:               Freshwater Research Centre NPC 
Bank:                                 Nedbank Limited
Account No:                     102 680 5341    
Branch Code:                   104 309
Swift Code:                       NEDSZAJJ

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