Many of the challenges we face in the coming decades are global, dynamic, and interlinked with socioeconomic issues - food security, climate change, natural hazards, and land use change are examples. EOCitSci is devising new approaches and technologies to apply earth observation to some of these challenges. Particularly, we are exploring the enormous potential of citizen science in land cover and land use monitoring. 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.
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
Learn how to understand your soil and explore global environmental soil issues by becoming a citizen scientist. More
Last edited: 18 April 2018
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The Citizen Science Earth Observation Platform
Ji L, You L, See L, Fritz S, Li C, Zhang S, & Li G (2018). Spatial and temporal changes of vegetable production in China. Journal of Land Use Science: 1-14. DOI:10.1080/1747423X.2018.1459908. (In Press)
Lesiv M, Schepaschenko D, Moltchanova E, Bun R, Dürauer M, Prishchepov AV, Schierhorn F, Estel S, et al. (2018). Spatial distribution of arable and abandoned land across former Soviet Union countries. Scientific Data 5: e180056. DOI:10.1038/sdata.2018.56.
Lesiv M, Fritz S, Laso Bayas JC, Dürauer M, Domian D, See L, McCallum I, Danylo O, et al. (2018). Global Field Sizes Dataset for Ecosystems Modeling. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, 9-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria. (In Press)
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