The Role of Citizen Observatories and Crowdsourcing Community in GEOSS

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Where: Meridian Rooms D/E, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

The growth of citizen science is a global phenomenon. In the United States, the scientific impacts of citizen science are recognized by 60 federal agencies and organizations, which coordinate and support hundreds of citizen science projects. In Europe, the European Commission continues to fund Citizen Observatories, beginning with the FP7 Programme and extending through active projects Ground Truth 2.0, LandSense, SCENT, and GROW. Similar initiatives are emerging in other parts of the world. 

SWF is co-sponsoring a side event concerning these topics during the GEO-XIV Plenary with CREAF, South Big Data Innovation Hub, and The Wilson Center. In this meeting, participants will learn more about existing citizen-science projects and observatories and will discuss evolving standards and best practices for citizen-observed data management and, ways to integrate citizen-acquired with established data sources. 

Event Materials

More information to come, in the meantime see GEO-XIV Side Events.

Contact Information

SWF Project Manager Krystal Wilson,

Last updated on September 1, 2017