Citizen Science for the calibration and validation of satellite aquatic products

By Water-ForCE Project

Water-ForCE Citizen Science Workshop


At 13:00
At 15:30


– Organiser: Water-ForCE Project
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: Virtual

The Water-ForCE project team invites you to join this workshop about the role of citizen science in calibrating and validating Copernicus water data.

May 16th, 2022 13:00 CEST | Online | Free registration

In situ data acquisition is an expensive process that needs high-frequency and broad spatial coverage to be fully useful in remote sensing calibration and/or validation exercises. An important new source of spatially intensive data acquisition, crowd sourcing by ordinary people has been developed in previous projects within the EU by, among other things, the development of tools and citizen observatories solutions.

Citizen Science

We will hear the experiences of Citizen Science tools developers and users and experts, as a basis for discussion during our expert panel time afterwards.

Our aim is to fully explore the possibilities of Citizen Science for calibration and validation of Copernicus water quality and quantity products, focused in the identification of:

  • Opportunities/potential for Cal/Val
  • Gaps & problems Identified
  • Needs
  • Data Quality, format and uncertainties

Citizen science, also known as community science, crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, or volunteer monitoring, is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists. It is sometimes described as “public participation in scientific research”, participatory monitoring, and participatory action research whose outcomes are often advancements in scientific research by improving the scientific community’s capacity, as well as increasing the public’s understanding of science.

Tentative Schedule

13:00 – 13:15 – Introduction to the workshop

13:15 – 13:45 – Keynote Speaker (20 min talk / 10 min discussion)

13:45 – 15:00 – Presentations

15:00 – 15:30 – Discussions

About Water-ForCE

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