NODES completed projects

WeObserve: An ecosystem of citizen observatories for environmental monitoring

How will building a sustainable ecosystem of citizen observatories help move citizen science into the mainstream? More


The GROW Observatory – an EU-wide citizen science project for growers, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and space scientists More

C-GLOPS: Copernicus Global Land Cover maps at a 100m resolution

The project aims to develop annual global land cover maps with a 100m resolution consistent over time, and has been tracking land cover changes since 2015. More

Urban Climate Change Adaptation for Austrian Cities: Urban Heat Islands (ADAPT-UHI)

The aim of the project is to support urban planners in decision making, by developing strategies and action plans for climate change adaptation and mitigation in small- to medium-sized cities in Austria. More

FloodCitiSense: Early Warning Service for Urban Pluvial Floods for and by Citizens and City Authorities

How can citizens and city authorities work together using crowdsourcing and mobile technology to create a reliable pluvial flood early warning system? More


This project is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant. It assesses the potential of using crowdsourcing to close big data gaps of ground sourced data on land cover, land use and change. The project builds on the Geo-Wiki crowdsourcing tool and moves from an online environment to a mobile ground-based collection system. More


The LACO-Wiki project will integrate the current LACOVAL (LAnd Cover VALidation) software prototype for the validation of land cover maps with Geo-Wiki, a visualization and crowdsourcing tool. The result will be an open access on-line validation platform offering standardized validation functionality for map users and producers.  More


The CrowdVal project has developed innovative tools for data collection by the crowd; these have been demonstrated in three African countries for in situ data collection as well as an online data collection exercise using visual interpretation, leading to the validation of the first 20 m land cover map of Africa.  More

Crowdsourcing for post-disaster damage mapping

The project takes aim at rapid damage mapping using crowd-sourced data and satellite imagery to support humanitarian relief efforts and post-disaster recovery. More


The SIGMA project provides EU support to the international GEOGLAM (Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring) initiative, which together will strengthen the international community’s capacity to produce and disseminate relevant, timely and accurate forecasts of agricultural production at national, regional and global scales using Earth Observation. More

AusCover Geo-Wiki

The Geo-Wiki Team in collaboration with the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) AusCover facility is developing an Australian Geo-Wiki Branch that will allow people to review land-cover maps created by AusCover and its partners. More

Improving Earth Observation Methodology (EGIDA)

EGIDA was a technical project to create a standard methodology to support GEOSS, the Global Earth Observations System of Systems, through development of evaluation processes, assessment indexes, and databases. More

Global Earth Observation - Benefit Estimations: Now, Next and Emerging (GeoBene)

The project’s goal was to develop methodologies and analytical tools to assess the economic, social and environmental effects of improved quantitative and qualitative information delivered by the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) for the nine benefit areas of GEO. More

Collecting in-situ Data for Earth Observation Product Validation via Social Games (LandSpotting)

LandSpotting aims to improve the quality of forest or cropland area land cover information by vastly increasing the amount of in-situ validation data available for calibration and validation of satellite-derived land cover. More

Forest Gov DRC

This project is funded by the Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NORAD). It aims to build an independent alliance that can efficiently monitor forest governance in the DRC and to promote the conservation of natural forests to maintain their carbon storage capacity particularly in REDD+ areas.  More

EuroGEOSS — A European Approach to GEOSS

EuroGEOSS contributed to the international effort to create the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) by making existing systems that gather data on forestry, drought, and biodiversity interoperable and easier to use. More

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Last edited: 13 July 2021


Ian McCallum

Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

Linda See

Senior Research Scholar Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

Steffen Fritz

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Strategic Initiatives Program

Principal Research Scholar Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program


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