Name of the organization/project in the original language:
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
Name of the organization/project in English:
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The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalisation and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agency.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?:
The Citizen Science Working Group at the DLR-Institute of Data Science explores novel strategies for engaging and motivating people to take part in Citizen Science projects and develops new forms of collaboration between science and the public. Embedded in international efforts, we develop data and metadata standards for Citizen Science data as well as
software tools that support the provision of findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable citizen science data. This is achieved by the provision of methods and software tools that facilitate the collection of credible, meaningful Citizen Science data. Methods for the integrated analysis of Citizen Science data and related data sources to generate insights are at the core of our research. This includes e.g. techniques for knowledge discovery, automation, visualization, and the integration of heterogeneous data sources targeting both, scientists and the public. A focus is on the extraction of reliable information from public data.
Brief description of project:
At the moment, we are involved in two citizen science projects that aim at the generation of reference data for remote sensing based research and applications, e.g. enhancing sattelite-based crop monitoring by incorporating local knowledge on management measures and crop phenology.
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