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By using the crowdfunding website www.rugsteunt.nl, academic researchers are asking the general public to collaborate in their research. Maarten Loonen, Arctic ecologist, blazed the trail concerning crowfunding last Spring. He wanted to attach geolocators to the Arctic Stern in order to map their flying route. This campaign raised € 22.497, which made it possible for Maarten Loonen to track 40 birds for at least 2 years. Maarten: "Thanks to crowdfunding there are new possibilities concerning our research. Personally, it is much more than getting money but a special way of interacting with people and sharing my research with them".

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