Explore the beautiful outdoors of Austria and help to conserve its nature for future generations.

Love the outdoors and care for the environment?

Join our citizen science community with the FotoQuest Go app. Help scientists track the changes in Austria's beautiful, versatile landscape.

The FotoQuest Go campaign 2017 has ended. Thank you all for participating! Stay tuned for more info on your earnings. We will contact you very soon!

Why is your contribution important?


Every day, around 150,000 m² of soil are being turned into roads, businesses, homes and recreational areas in Austria, which leads to soil degradation and an increasing risk of flooding, water scarcity, unproductive agricultural land and heat waves in cities, contributing to global warming.


With your help, FotoQuest Go can track the effect of these changes in our landscape and help to conserve Austria’s beautiful nature for future generations.


Besides, you can earn 1 EUR for each contribution you make! If you want to find out how, scroll down.

How It Works

We have placed around 9,000 points at a range of locations across Austria. Using the map, find a point near you and follow the instructions to complete each quest. A quest requires you to take photographs of the landscape and answer a few short questions.

Once you complete and upload the results of your quest, scientists at IIASA will check the quality of your data asap, within 24 hours at the latest. If your contribution passes the quality check, the point you visited will be removed from the map, and you will earn 1 EUR. At the end of the campaign (December 2017), your total earnings will be transferred to your PayPal account.

Here are the steps you need to take to make a quest:

1. Select a quest
2. Try to get as close to the point as possible
3. When you are at the point take pictures
4. Follow the instructions carefully
5. Upload your quest and earn money!

Your FotoQuest Go earnings will be transferred to your PayPal account after the campaign ends (December 2017), and you must be at least 18 years old to open a PayPal account.