This week, representatives of IGN France and Secure Dimensions had a productive meeting at the IGN premises in Paris to discuss the technical aspects of the LandSense Engagement platform. Together with the security department of IGN France, the IGN France tech team involved in LandSense and Secure Dimensions possible technical solutions for the inclusion of the IGN France Campaigner Web-App into the LandSense federation system were discussed.
LandSense participants from IIASA, Secure Dimensions, BirdLife International, Sinergise, Wageningen University and the European Crowdfunding Network met with relevant stakeholders last week at the SEO/BirdLife office in Madrid to discuss the different demo cases imbedded into LandSense theme on Forest and Habitat Monitoring. In this theme, the LandSense Citizen Observatory will trigger volunteer networks for in-situ data collection to help monitor protected areas within the Important Bird and Biodiversity Ares (IBAs) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) networks.
This week the LandSense Team participated in the 11th European Geo Workshop at Helsinki, Finland. Being organised by European Commission and Finish Meteorological Institute, the conference aimed at bringing together European stakeholders, interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). As such, the event was an ideal forum to exchange ideas and to inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.
In May 2017, Burung Indonesia, a partner of Bird Life International, organized a stakeholder workshop in Labuan Bajo, Flores. The workshop was dedicated to address habitat monitoring activities using satellite imagery ad to gather the respective user needs.
Igor Milosavljevic from Inosens represented LandSense at the regional workshop of Geo-Cradle in Bucharest on 9th of May 2017. LandSense was presented as a success story project in the Balkan Region, including a general overview of the project and how it contributes to the Earth Observation sector in the region.
The WorldCover Conference hosted by the European Space Agency in March 2017 brought together Land Cover users, scientists, students as well as representatives from National, European and International Space Agencies, Value Adding Industries, Laboratories and Universities.
LandSense representatives from IIASA attended the very successful EC cluster workshop in Brussels, Belgium at the end of November 2016. The LandSense team met with other H2020 citizen observatories (SCENT, Groundtruth 2.0, GROW) as well as the FP-7 pioneer projects and shared their lessons learned from the outgoing projects and also discussed collaboration opportunities for the future.
Last Thursday, Ana-Maria Olteanu-Raimond from IGN France represented LandSense at the 28th International Cartographic Conference (ICC'2017) in Washington DC within the session on Open Source Geospatial Technologies/ Volunteered Geographic Information.
Last week a successful LandSense stakeholder meeting was held at Heidelberg University targeting the LandSense URBAN LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS theme, which focuses on engaging citizens in monitoring land change in urban and peri-urban areas (lern more here). Together with other stakeholders, LandSense participants from Heidelberg University, IGN France, IIASA, Umweltbundesamt Vienna and Vrije University Amasterdam were discussing citizen science activities for urban and land use mapping.The main objectives of the workshop were on the one hand to address and discuss the status of the three different demo cases within LandSense theme on URBAN LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS as well as to exchange and discuss ongoing efforts of Open Street Map (OSM) Land Use land Cover (LULC) activities.
LandSense partners had a very successful meeting at the beginning of June 2017, discussing the technical implementations of LandSense Demo Case 1 in Munich. Demo case 1 is urban oriented and focuses on how to involve citizens and their observations in monitoring land changes within urban areas. Learn more here.
At the end of May 2017, LandSense partners met at the Inosens headquarters in Novi Sad, Serbia to discuss the technical implementations of LandSense Demo Case 2. The service will be delivering EO-based information on the vegetation health status of agricultural fields and hence, will provide an added economic value to farmers and farmers organisations. Learn more here.
Ana-Maria Raimond from ING France presented LandSense at the annual “IGN research days” taking part from the 23rd to the 25th of March 2017 at Descartes, Marne la Vallée, France. During an oral presentation and a poster session, Ana-Maria provided an overview about the LandSense project and introduced the concept of Demo Case 1 to the interested audience. Demo case 1 is urban oriented and focuses on how to involve citizens and their observations in monitoring land changes within urban areas. Learn more here.
The first LandSense User Requirements workshop was held in combination with the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) General Assembly in January 2017 at IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria. The combined event brought together LandSense project partners and key stakeholders to discuss the user requirements for the LandSense demo cases as well as to co-design engagement strategies for new citizen powered initiatives. Further, it provided the possibility to meet a community of motivated partners across Europe driving citizen science.