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  • by LandSense team
  • 27.-28.09.2016
  • Launch, General

LandSense project officially launched

LandSense was officially launched on the 27th and 28th of September 2016 at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) in Laxenburg, close to Vienna, Austria.

The LandSense project builds an innovative Citizen Observatory in the field of Land Use Land Cover (LULC), which collects data both actively (through citizens) and passively (from authoritative, and open access sources) and integrates them to provide valuable quality-assured in-situ data for SMEs, larger businesses, government agencies, NGOs and researchers.

Being coordinated by Steffen Fritz from IIASA, the LandSense project brings together a variety of stakeholders forming a multi-disciplinary consortium needed to bring together citizens and earth observation data.

LandSense is a project funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme within the topic of "Demonstrating the concept of 'Citizen Observatories'".