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
The WeObserve project will launch its first three Communities of Practice related to Citizen Observatories More
Learn how to understand your soil and explore global environmental soil issues by becoming a citizen scientist. More
Last edited: 20 September 2018
Annual Report 2016
The Citizen Science Earth Observation Platform
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