Center for Earth Observation & Citizen Science (EOCS)

We use earth observation and citizen science to conduct research and provide innovative, cost effective and high quality data, tools and services to help society achieve the sustainable development goals

Many of the challenges we face in the coming decades are global, dynamic, and interlinked with socioeconomic issues - food security, climate change, natural hazards, inequality and more. EOCS is devising new approaches and technologies to apply earth observation to some of these challenges. With extensive experience in app design and development, and maintaining related spatial data infrastructure, we seek the benefits of combining citizen science with more traditional approaches to working with spatial information.

EOCS Events


22 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
UN World Data Forum & Eye on Earth Symposium

IIASA researchers will join the citizen science delegation for the UN World Data Forum and Eye on Earth Symposium to adv... More

01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
Demonstrating the Power of the Crowd

IIASA researcher presents recent work on the value of citizen science and crowdsourcing for humanitarian and social appl... More

11 December 2017
Prototype land cover map of Africa: Great start but more accuracy needed

The latest land cover map of Africa has exceptionally high resolution, picking out features at just 20 m. However, its detail does not reflect its accuracy, which lies at 65%, IIASA researchers have discovered, not as high as many had hoped.  More

28 April 2017
Citizen science campaign to aid disaster response

For the next few weeks researchers are testing a new system to aid disaster damage mapping, providing much-needed real-time data to help communities recover and rebuild after disaster.  More



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CONTACT DETAILS

Steffen Fritz

EOCS Center Head and Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 353

Linda See

Senior Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 423

Ian McCallum

Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 328

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PUBLICATIONS

Bechtel B, Alexander PJ, Beck C, Böhner J, Brousse O, Ching J, Demuzere M, Fonte C, et al. (2019). Generating WUDAPT Level 0 data – Current status of production and evaluation. Urban Climate 27: 24-45. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2018.10.001.

Waldner F, Schucknecht A, Lesiv M, Gallego J, See L, Pérez-Hoyos A, d'Andrimont R, de Maet T, et al. (2019). Conflation of expert and crowd reference data to validate global binary thematic maps. Remote Sensing of Environment 221: 235-246. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2018.10.039.

See L, Fonte CC, Antoniou V, & Minghini M (2019). Volunteered geographic information: looking towards the next 10 years. Journal of Geographical Systems DOI:10.1007/s10109-018-00291-x. (In Press)

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