Much of the spatial data used to support research efforts is conflicting, difficult to combine, or has received only limited validation. The EOS research on Earth observations, in collaboration with GEO and national space agencies, is devising new approaches and technologies to collect, harmonize, and verify spatial information, eventually entering into the ESM integrated model cluster. To this end, new efforts will be explored in the areas of VGI (volunteered geographic information), opening up the vast potential of citizen science (e.g. through development of the Geo-Wiki). Furthermore, the EOS research group has spent considerable efforts quantifying the benefits of earth observation and GEOSS.
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