Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, Edina
Name of the organization/project in English: 
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, Edina
Please select the type of your organization/project: 
Research institute
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About EDINA: an introduction Jisc centre for digital expertise & online service delivery, operating since 1995/96 Part of "EDINA and Data Library" division of Information Services at the University of Edinburgh Develops and delivers shared services and infrastructure to support research and education in the UK Vision To be integral to the quality and productivity of research and education, in the UK and beyond. Mission Statement We develop and deliver online services and digital infrastructure for UK research and education. Contributed as part of the ‘Jisc Family’, these are both high quality and cost-effective, drawing upon knowledge and expertise gained through research, innovation and development. Our Values Innovation for the benefit of research, education and the wider society Engagement with stakeholders, customers, partners and users, nationally and internationally Expertise and understanding gained from the deployment of staff and technology in one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities Trust deriving from a record of honest performance, being of and for the research and education sector which we serve Excellence in our work and the work of others
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
co PI on EU funded Citizen Science project - COBWEB. https://cobwebproject.eu/ COBWEB brings together expertise from 13 partners and 5 countries. The main context for the project is the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). Concentrating on Biosphere Reserves in Wales, Germany and Greece, the main aim is to create a testbed environment which will enable citizens living within Biosphere Reserves to collect environmental data using mobile devices. Information of use for policy formation and delivery will be generated by quality controlling the crowdsourced data and aggregating with Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) type reference data from authoritative sources. In the process the project aims to build up shared expertise in these new and developing technologies and understand how crowdsourcing/citizen science techniques combined with SDI-like initiatives can deliver both societal and commercial benefits.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
COBWEB
Project URL: 
https://cobwebproject.eu/
Brief description of project: 
COBWEB brings together expertise from 13 partners and 5 countries. The main context for the project is the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR). Concentrating on Biosphere Reserves in Wales, Germany and Greece, the main aim is to create a testbed environment which will enable citizens living within Biosphere Reserves to collect environmental data using mobile devices. Information of use for policy formation and delivery will be generated by quality controlling the crowdsourced data and aggregating with Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) type reference data from authoritative sources. In the process the project aims to build up shared expertise in these new and developing technologies and understand how crowdsourcing/citizen science techniques combined with SDI-like initiatives can deliver both societal and commercial benefits.
Project social media contacts: 
at University of Edinburgh, stephanie.farley@ed.ac.uk