07 November 2018 - 09 November 2018
IIASA, Laxenburg AT
The consortium members of the LandSense project will meet on November 7-9 to review project progress over the past year, and create a roadmap for the upcoming year.
The aim of this workshop is to assess 2018 activities and integrate feedback from the recent successful periodic review conducted by the European Commission. Furthermore, a side event in the form of a technical hackathon will be held to advance the LandSense Engagement Platform to be launched soon. Within the anticipated Engagement Platform, the project will realize several pilots studies across Europe in 2019, which employ either a mobile or web application to connect with citizens in participatory environmental monitoring.
These pilots include:
The workshop will be organized into plenary and breakout sessions to maximize overall partner engagement.
The LandSense Project
Currently within the EU’s Earth Observation monitoring framework, there is a need for low-cost methods for acquiring high quality in-situ data to create accurate and well validated environmental monitoring products.The purpose of the LandSense project is to build a far reaching citizen observatory for Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) monitoring that will also function as a technology innovation marketplace.
The LandSense Citizen Observatory aims to aggregate innovative Earth Observation technologies, mobile devices, community-based environmental monitoring, data collection, interpretation and information delivery systems to empower communities to monitor and report on their environment. Integrating these citizen-driven data collections with established authoritative and open access data sources will help reduce costs, extend GEOSS and Copernicus capacities, and support comprehensive environmental monitoring systems.
New LandSense services will be deployed across various pilots that will address critical LULC issues in the areas of urbanization, agricultural land use and forest/habitat monitoring. Policy-relevant campaigns will be implemented in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders to ensure that citizen observations contribute to EU-wide environmental governance and decision-making.
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