May 16, 2022

Europe: “EU to Crowd Source Environmental Data”

From FutureGov Asia Pacific:

The University of Edinburgh, together with a consortium of thirteen partners from the UK, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Ireland are embarking on a €8.5 million (US$11 million) project, called Citizen Observatory Web (COBWEB), which aims to make it easier for citizens to collect environmental data for research, decision making and policy formation by leveraging on crowdsourcing technology.


It will leverage crowdsourcing techniques around the concept of “people as sensors”, particularly the use of mobile devices for data collection and geographic-referenced information.


Meanwhile, Peter Burnhill, Director of EDINA , said: “This work aims to enable the citizen to use the Mobile Internet to benefit the Earth in a direct and obvious way, locally and therefore globally.

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