Earth Observation Systems

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Earth Observation Systems (EOS) research group in 2013 introduced new ways for citizen scientists to contribute data to improve global land cover maps through development of its Geo-Wiki project.

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A winning year for the EOS research group saw the award by the European Research Council of a highly competitive Consolidator Grant to its leader, Steffen Fritz, to extend research from the computer to field, and first prize for the new Growers’ Nation app presented to EOS researchers by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in its 2014 Appathon.

IIASA researchers win GEO Appathon

Growers’ Nation, a mobile app developed by Ecosystems Services and Management researchers, won the 2014 Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Appathon, a global app development competition. More

ERC funds IIASA crowdsourcing project

A €1.4 million grant is taking Geo-Wiki from the computer to the field and helping to boost citizen science efforts in Africa and Europe. More

Cropland Capture game collects valuable information

The Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Geo-Wiki team used games and social networking in 2014 to build their network of citizen scientists. More

First fully verified carbon account for Ukrainian forests

Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) researchers and collaborators finalized the first fully verified carbon account for the Ukrainian forest for 1990-2010 and produced a forecast for the next 30 years. More

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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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