Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
Organisations, Information and Knowledge Group, University of Sheffield
Name of the organization/project in English: 
Organisations, Information and Knowledge Group, University of Sheffield
Please select the type of your organization/project: 
Research institute
Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.: 
World leading higher education and research
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
We have several projects in this area - EU FP7, EU Horizon 2020 and ESA funded as well as more locally funded initiatives.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
WeSenseIt
Project URL: 
http://wesenseit.eu/
Brief description of project: 
WeSenseIt is a EU FP7 project (funded from 2012 to 2016) developing citizen observatories of water and flooding and thereby defining a framework in which authorities and citizens cooperate in: sharing collective intelligence about events and places, supporting a shared situation awareness, not only to improve response and recovery, but also to improve prevention, protection and preparedness for future emergency situations (e.g. floods), and understanding citizens’ needs, implementing new approaches to participation in planning, decision making and governance.