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

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.
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Coordinator

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Address

Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 905 176,28

Participants (17)

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BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 340 000

SINERGISE LABORATORIJ ZA GEOGRAFSKE INFORMACIJSKE SISTEME DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 377 475

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 269 207,50

INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 276 500

GEOVILLE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME UND DATENVERARBEITUNG GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 347 991,88

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 232 060

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'INFORMATION GEOGRAPHIQUE ET FORESTIERE

France

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

VEREIN DER EUROPAEISCHEN BURGERWISSENSCHAFTEN - ECSA E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

STEINBEIS TRANSFER GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 191 625

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 327 500

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 279 750

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 280 325

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 309 000

SECURE DIMENSIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 301 525

GLOBAL 2000 UMWELTSCHUTZORGANISATION

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 93 411,25

EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

HELYX SECURE INFORMATION SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 51 744,97

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689812

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 751 232,66

  • EU contribution

    € 5 088 291,88

Coordinated by:

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria