COS4CLOUD | Co-designing Citizen Observatories Services for the European Open Science Cloud.✎
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Last modified on 12 February 2020
Last modified on 12 February 2020
Research Community Civil Society Organizations Open Access Public Engagement Science Education Health, demography & wellbeing Food, agriculture, forestry, water and bio-economy Climate, environment, and resources Inclusive, innovative, and reflective societies citizen science biodiversity european open science cloud citizen observatories environmental quality
From 01/11/2019 to 28/02/2023
Public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge is growing, citizen science benefits both scientists and citizens. In fact, it is one of he eight priorities of the European Open Science Agenda together with the creation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Within this framework, Cos4Cloud aims to integrate citizen science in the EOSC ecosystem.
What is the aim of Cos4Cloud?
Cos4Cloud will co-design, prototype and implement services that address the technological challenges shared by citizen observatories of biodiversity, based on the experience of platforms like: Artportalen, Natusfera, iSpot, Pl@ntNet as well as other environmental quality monitoring platforms like: FreshWater Watch, KdUINO, OdourCollect, iSpex and CanAir.io. The design of new services will be user oriented, engaging a wide range of stakeholders in society, government, industry, academia, agencies, and research to co-design service requirements.
Mission of Cos4Cloud
- Integrate Citizen Science in the European Open Science landscape
- Provide user-centered and innovative services using deep machine learning, automatic video recognition, advanced mobile app interfaces, and other cutting-edge technologies that improve the interoperability, networking, data quality, and security within the citizen observatories.
- Facilitate the networking and knowledge management processes across organizations, people and initiatives working on citizen observatories.
- The final goal is to improve the implementation of existing and future citizen observatories and to contribute to ensuring their sustainability.
- CONSERVATION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH TRUST, United Kingdom
- CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES, Spain
- INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE, France
- DYNAIKON LTD, United Kingdom
- BINEO CONSULTING S.L., Spain
- SCHMIDT NORBERT CARL, Netherlands
- 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH, Germany
- THE OPEN UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
- SECURE DIMENSIONS GMBH, Germany
- SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET, Sweden
- ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON, Greece
- VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN - ECSA E.V., Germany
- TREBOLA ORGANIZACION ECOLOGICA, Colombia
- SCIENCE FOR CHANGE, SL, Spain
Overall budget: € 5 999 055,75
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