INSPIRE VGI/Citizen Observatory Hackaton - ENVIP-2016

The Theme

The “VGI & Citizens’ Observatories INSPIRE Hackathon” is the very first hackathon taking placeas part of an INSPIRE conference and it is co-organized by ENVIP. It sustains and develops the unique European Citizens’ Observatories concept as a forceful tool in environmental management and public participation.

The goal
The hackathon should transfer results from the 5 first Citizens Observatories (Citclops, CITI-SENSE, WeSenseIt, CobWeb, Omniscientis) to the new suite of citizens observatories (GROW, SCENT, Ground Truth 2.0, LandSense) so that they can benefit from the work done and further develop the results.
In addition to make use of existing tools, it is also a goal to combine data from various sources, including those provided by the current Citizens Observatories, Copernicus, GEOSS, and INSPIRE, as well as data collected and produced in the MyGEOSS apps and the EU projects Foodie, SDI4Apps, Open Transport Net, etc.

The objective
The objective of the first INSPIRE hackathon is to end up with i) concrete proposals of re-using the outcomes of previous research projects and already available data sets to the benefit of new Citizen Observatories; ii) a set of additions to the Citizens’ Observatories toolkit; and iii) a prototype data model that can be used across the current and future Citizens’ Observatories and other citizen science initiatives.**

The challenges
1 How might future environmental management and public participation be improved by re-using already available data and tools?

2 How can the 4 new Citizens’ observatories as well as next generations of observatories re-use and tailor the tools developed in the 5 first Citizens’ Observatories (in particular the soon ending CITI-SENSE, WeSenseIt and CobWeb projects), and related projects like SDI4Apps, FOODIE and Open Transport Net?

3 Based on use cases from the 4 new Citizens’ Observatories, how can data from a variety of data sources be made interoperable and integrated as information answering concrete environmental issues, such as maintaining biodiversity, health, improve waste re-use, prevent flooding, reduce noise, ensure dark nights, etc ?

See information about the previous ENVIP-2015 (details here!)


Additional information

  • Location: Barcelona Congress center
  • Room: A and online meeting/webinar
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