The Citizen Science for the Amazon Project seeks to improve our understanding of edible fish migrations and the environmental factors that influence them by involving local communities, the general public, decision makers, and scientists using a citizen science approach and low cost tools with the ultimate aim of conserving the Amazon Basin. This project contributes to the goals of the Amazon Water Initiative: it addresses information gaps in a cost-effective manner and promotes the construction of an informed public in favor of conservation, empowering citizens to care for the Amazon Basin.

The project and meeting offer participants the opportunity to connect with peer institutions in the Amazon and with new allies from different sectors; to position its projects and organizations internationally and strengthen their own work. To be a partner of the project involves testing and incorporating tools developed during the project; providing feedback; generating and sharing data; contributing to the systematization of experience and the collection of lessons learned; and participating in communities of practice.