LandSense representatives were participating at the 11th European Geo Workshop at Helsinki, Finland. The event brings together European stakeholders, interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event was an ideal forum to exchange ideas and to inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.
LandSense coordinator Steffen Fritz and Ian McCallum from IIASA co-shared Session 15 on acceptance, quality, and integration of citizen-science data for evidence-driven environmental governance. This session was dedicated to sharing approaches and existing algorithms for ensuring citizen-observed data quality. The session addressed, among other things, the issue of the general acceptance of citizen science data for evidence-driven environmental governance. Furthermore, success stories and lessons learned were presented from the perspective of public authorities based on citizen-science activities. In his talk, Steffen Fritz provided an overview of the acceptance, quality, and integration of citizen-science data in LandSense.
Andreas Matheus from Secure Dimension then provided an overview of the lessons learned, best practices, and challenges with respect to the harmonisation of citizen-generated data within LandSense. His talk contributed to Session 9 Citizen Observatories and Harmonisation of Citizen-Generated Data: Best practices and challenges, which was dedicated to data harmonisation approaches to improve citizen generated data-sharing and data reuse for environmental monitoring.
More info on the event can be found here.