What: This webinar organized by the H2020 WeObserve project, is aiming to present success stories where citizen science data are combined with conventional sources of Earth Observation data. Focus will be given to showcase best practices arising from the activities of H2020 Citizen Observatories (LandSense, GROW, GroundTruth 2.0, SCENT) and from other projects as well, while illustrating how the integration of Earth Observation and citizen science can improve environmental monitoring. Moreover, a discussion with the responsible of the Copernicus in-situ component will take place towards the selection of a pilot to illustrate the potential of citizen-science as contributor to Copernicus.
Why: Traditional environmental monitoring systems such as Copernicus, produces a variety of valuable datasets relevant to environemtal monitoring (i.e. land-cover/use, atmospheric emissions, ocean water quality, etc). This data is meticulous and offered for the entire EU landscape, however its update rate is scarce due to increased costs and timely data validation procedures.
Citizens’ observations, data and information can complement these official, traditional in-situ and remote sensing data sources, allowing relevant authorities to improve and fill gaps in the environmental monitoring process.
Who (is the webinar for): Earth observation experts, citizen-science actors, researchers, software engineers, solutions providers, policy officers and other non-technical audience that want to be engaged with novel approaches and applications for environmental monitoring, harnessing both earth observation and citizen-sourced data.