ECSA will host a webinar with researchers from IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) on the topic of “Citizen science to monitor landscape changes”. The webinar will include two talks addressing the following aspects of the topic:
- Mobilizing citizens for in-situ observations (by Inian Moorthy)
- Home-based citizen participation (by Linda See)
There will also be time for a Q&A session/discussion, following the presentations.
7th of December, 16:30-17:30 CET
The webinar is free of charge, but requires registration. You will receive the login details after you have registered. Click here to register!
This webinar benefits from the work being developed under the LandSense project*, which aims at developing a citizen observatory and marketplace for land use and land cover monitoring.
About the presenters:
Linda See is a research scholar at IIASA and is Deputy Head of the Earth Observation Systems Group within the Ecosystems Services and Management program. She works with the Geo-Wiki team on land cover validation issues and the development of hybrid land cover maps. Linda has worked on a number of crowdsourcing aspects including quality issues, community building, and a branch of Geo-Wiki concerned with the validation of urban land cover. Her research interests include artificial intelligence-based methods, geographic information systems (GIS), land cover, crowdsourcing and citizen science. She has a PhD in spatial applications of fuzzy logic and her educational background is in physical geography and environmental management. She taught for more than a decade as a Senior Lecturer in Computational Geography and GIS at the School of Geography, University of Leeds and has worked at the Max Planck Institute for Atmospheric Sciences (Germany), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (Italy), on agrometeorology and early warning for food security. Full profile here.
Inian Moorthy is a research scholar at IIASA's Ecosystems Services and Management Program, working with the Earth Observation Systems group, where he is involved with citizen observatories projects. With a PhD in the field of Earth & Space Science, his research interests include quantitative remote sensing, citizen science, and crowdsourcing mechanisms to complement Earth Observation datasets and processing chains. He has worked as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Agriculture in Córdoba, Spain, working with a highly specialized team on the precision mapping and management of olive orchards using LiDAR systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and as a Research Manager in the private sector collaborating with software engineers and researchers across Europe, to develop modern Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions in the field of open data. Full profile here.
* The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689812.