This morning on NPR I heard a very interesting piece about volunteers transcribing weather details from handwritten ships' logs:
Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate : NPR
I looked at the Old Weather website and they indeed are in need of lots of volunteers to do this work:
If the idea of citizen science interests you but Old Weather doesn't float your boat (pun intended), there are other projects underway as well
Looks like some interesting opportunities out there for those of us with a little more time available than most.
Anyone out there already participating in one of these projects?