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Smart Toolbox for Engaging Citizens into a People-Centric Observation Web

Objective

Whilst citizen participation in environmental policy making is still in its infancy, there are signs of a growing level of interest. The majority of citizens, though, both as individuals and as groups often feel disengaged from influencing environmental policies. They also remain unaware of publicly available information, such as the GEOSS or Copernicus initiatives. The SCENT project will alleviate this barrier. It will enable citizens to become the ‘eyes’ of the policy makers by monitoring land-cover/use changes in their everyday activities. This is done through a constellation of smart collaborative technologies delivered by the SCENT toolbox in TRLs 6-8: i) low-cost and portable data collection tools, ii) an innovative crowd-sourcing platform, iii) serious gaming applications for a large-scale image collection and semantic annotation, iv) a powerful machine-learning based intelligence engine for image and text classification, v) an authoring tool for an easy customization by policy makers, vi) numerical models for mapping land-cover changes to quantifiable impact on flood risks and vii) a harmonization platform, consolidating data and adding it to GEOSS and national repositories as OGC-based observations. SCENT will be evaluated in two large scale demonstrations in Kifisos Attica and Danube Delta. Our consortium covers the complete stakeholder chain: industries in machine learning (IBM), SMEs in crowd-sourcing (U-Hopper), gaming (Xteam) and awareness raising (Carr), leading research institutes with expertise in hydrodynamic modelling (UNESCO-IHE), data harmonization and authoring tools (ICCS) and environmental monitoring (DDNI), NGOs at the pilot sites (HRTA, SOR) and policy makers/public bodies (Region of Attica). The SCENT initiative will go beyond the current project and form a European-wide citizen movement, created and fostered by the SCENT stakeholders, that will ensure its sustainability and its complementarity with existing citizen partnerships.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage

Coordinator

EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO SYSTIMATON EPIKOINONION KAI YPOLGISTON-EMP
Net EU contribution
€ 651 625,00
Address
Patision 42
106 82 Athina
Greece

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 558 425,00
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 239 325,00
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 456 112,50
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 314 750,00
Address
Babadag St 165
820112 Tulcea

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Sud-Est Tulcea
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
U-HOPPER SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 295 575,00
Address
Via Merano 8
38027 Male

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 126 675,00
C.C.I.C.C. LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
5 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge
D04 PD25 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
XTEAM SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 248 500,00
Address
Via Roma 833
45020 Giacciano Con Baruchella (Ro)

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Rovigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 106 500,00
ELLINIKI OMADA DIASOSIS ATTIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 116 250,00
Address
59 Dimokratias Str.
175 63 Athina

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Region
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOCIETATEA ORNITOLOGICA ROMANA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 123 125,00
Address
Bd Hristo Botev 3 Ap 6
030231 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PERIFEREIA ATTIKIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 161 250,00
Address
Syfrou Avenue 15 17
11741 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CARR COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 339 062,50
Address
24 Fitzwilliam Place
A96 PR60 Dublin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 145 312,50