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A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring

Objective

Currently within the EU’s Earth Observation (EO) monitoring framework, there is a need for low-cost methods for acquiring high quality in-situ data to create accurate and well-validated environmental monitoring products. The aim of the LandSense project is to build a far reaching citizen observatory for Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) monitoring that will also function as a technology innovation marketplace. LandSense will deploy advanced tools, services and resources to mobilize and engage citizens to collect in-situ observations (i.e. ground-based data and visual interpretations of EO imagery). Integrating these citizen-driven in-situ data collections with established authoritative and open access data sources will help reduce costs, extend GEOSS and Copernicus capacities, and support comprehensive environmental monitoring systems. New LandSense services (LandSense Campaigner, FarmLand Support, Change Detector and Quality Assurance & Control) will be deployed in three demonstration cases that will address critical LULC issues in the areas of urbanization, agricultural land use and forest/habitat monitoring. Policy-relevant campaigns will be implemented in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders to ensure that citizen observations contribute to EU-wide environmental governance and decision-making. There will be numerous pathways to citizen empowerment via the LandSense Engagement Platform, i.e. tools for discussion, online voting collaborative mapping, as well as events linked to various campaigns involving public consultation. Simultaneously, to improve Europe’s role in the business of in-situ monitoring, LandSense will create sustainable business models to support market uptake and innovation of its novel added-value products and services.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/soil science/land-based treatment

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 905 176,28

Participants (17)

BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 340 000
Address
The David Attenborough Building Pembroke Street
CB2 3QZ Cambridge
Activity type
Other
SINERGISE LABORATORIJ ZA GEOGRAFSKEINFORMACIJSKE SISTEME DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 377 475
Address
Cvetkova Ulica 29
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 269 207,50
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 276 500
Address
Vojvode Misica 13 1 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOVILLE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME UND DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 347 991,88
Address
Sparkassenplatz 2
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 232 060
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'INFORMATION GEOGRAPHIQUE ET FORESTIERE
France
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94160 Saint Mande
Activity type
Research Organisations
VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN - ECSA E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Invalidenstr. 43
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
STEINBEIS TRANSFER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 191 625
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 500
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 279 750
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 280 325
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 309 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
SECURE DIMENSIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 301 525
Address
Waxenstreinstrasse 28
81377 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOBAL 2000 UMWELTSCHUTZORGANISATION
Austria
EU contribution
€ 93 411,25
Address
Neustiftgasse 36
1070 Wien
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Rue Montoyer 51 Neo Building 7Ieme Etage
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
HELYX SECURE INFORMATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 51 744,97
Address
Milennium House, 65 Walton Street
HP217QG Aylesbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)