Citizen science and crowdsourcing for Earth observations: An analysis of stakeholder opinions on the present and future

MAZUMDAR, Suvodeep, WRIGLEY, Stuart and CIRAVEGNA, Fabio (2017). Citizen science and crowdsourcing for Earth observations: An analysis of stakeholder opinions on the present and future. Remote Sensing, 9 (1), p. 87.

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Abstract

The impact of Crowdsourcing and citizen science activities on academia, businesses, governance and society has been enormous. This is more prevalent today with citizens and communities collaborating with organizations, businesses and authorities to contribute in a variety of manners, starting from mere data providers to being key stakeholders in various decision-making processes. The “Crowdsourcing for observations from Satellites” project is a recently concluded study supported by demonstration projects funded by European Space Agency (ESA). The objective of the project was to investigate the different facets of how crowdsourcing and citizen science impact upon the validation, use and enhancement of Observations from Satellites (OS) products and services. This paper presents our findings in a stakeholder analysis activity involving participants who are experts in crowdsourcing, citizen science for Earth Observations. The activity identified three critical areas that needs attention by the community as well as provides suggestions to potentially help in addressing some of the challenges identified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crowdsourcing; citizen science; stakeholder analysis; earth observations; observations from satellites
Identification Number: 10.3390/rs9010087
Depositing User: Suvodeep Mazumdar
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 09:22
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2018 20:34
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16913

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