[HOT] Livestream TODAY 1 PM US ET: HOT featured in The Role of Citizen Science Observatories and Crowdsourcing Community in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems

Lea Shanley lashanley at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 14:10:28 UTC 2017

Mikel Maron will be giving a presentation on the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
Team today!

*The Role of Citizen Science Observatories and Crowdsourcing Community in
the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)*

A Group on Earth Observations Plenary XIV Side Event
*Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:30 PM EST*

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.

GEO can benefit from these initiatives if standards and best practices in
managing (collection, representation, annotation, processing) crowd-sourced
data are promoted. There is a need to explore the linkages of citizen data
to the GEOSS and its common infrastructure (GCI), identify activities
necessary for scaling up (examples are GBIF contributions, Mosquito
Alert-UN...), and investigate methods and tools to integrate
citizens-generated data with authoritative ones. This should be done in
coordination with other GEO initiatives such as GEOBON. In this meeting, we
will know 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.​


*Watch the livestream event and submit your questions for the
panelists here

*Tweet your questions to the panelists using hashtag **#GEOCitSci *Also
follow the GEO Plenary with *#GEOWeek17*

For more information and archived video (when posted) click here



1:00 PM         *Welcoming Remarks*

1:15 PM         *Citizen Science Programs and Observatories: Lightning

Moderator: Dr. Lea Shanley, South Hub

   - Maria Krommyda, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
   - Mikel Maron, Humanitarian Open Street Maps
   - Laetitia Navarro, GEO BON
   - Joan Masó, Center for Ecological Research and Forestry
   - Andreas Matheus, Secure Dimensions GmbH

2:15 PM
*Tools, Best Practices, and Standards for Utilizing
 Citizen Science for GEOSS*

Moderator: Krystal Wilson, Secure World Foundation

   - Anne Bowser, Wilson Center
   - Dixon Butler, Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists
   - Max Craglia, Joint Research Center
   - Steffen Fritz, International Institute for Applied Science System

3:15 PM         *Group Discussion: Prioritization of Citizen Science as GEO

Moderator: Joan Masó, Center for Ecological Research and Forestry

5:00 PM         *Closing Remarks and Next Steps*

5:30                Adjourn

*Workshop Steering Committee:*

   - Joan Masó, Center for Ecological Research and Forestry (CREAF)
   - Krystal Wilson, Secure World Foundation (SWF)
   - Lea Shanley, South Big Data Innovation Hub, University of North
   Carolina at Chapel Hill
   - Anne Bowser, The Wilson Center



Lea Shanley, PhD
co-Executive Director, South Big Data Innovation Hub
lshanley at renci.org
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