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.
IIASA researchers announce a new citizen science campaign on human impact on forests for improving forest management map... More
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
Last edited: 15 May 2019
Earth Observation & Citizen Science
Masson V, Heldens W, Bocher E, Bonhomme M, Bucher B, Burmeister C, de Munck C, Esch T, et al. (2020). City-descriptive input data for urban climate models: Model requirements, data sources and challenges. Urban Climate 31: e100536. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100536.
Ren C, Cai M, Li X, Shi Y, & See L (2020). Developing a rapid method for 3-dimensional urban morphology extraction using open-source data. Sustainable Cities and Society 53: e101962. DOI:10.1016/j.scs.2019.101962.
Lesiv M, See L, Mora B, Pietsch S, Fritz S, Bun H, Sendabo S, Kibuchi S, et al. (2019). Accuracy Assessment of the ESA CCI 20M Land Cover Map: Kenya, Gabon, Ivory Coast and South Africa. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-19-009
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313