Citizens’ Observatories
Project funded by own resources
Project title Citizens’ Observatories
Principal Investigator(s) Schuldt, Heiko
Project Members Fetai, Ilir
Beck, Lukas
Organisation / Research unit Departement Mathematik und Informatik / Datenbanken (Schuldt)
Project start 01.01.2014
Probable end 31.12.2017
Status Completed
Abstract

While various dedicated sensors for a broad range of environmental parameters exist, usually together with specialized applications for automated data analysis, there are still many environmental phenomena that cannot be easily captured. An example is soil degradation and erosion. In other cases, even though sophisticated sensors exist, the sensor information can hardly be processed automatically, especially when is consists of or includes images, 3D models, etc. Examples are invasive alien species which can only be identified with the help of professional or lay taxonomists. In our work, we have devised a smartphone app (COSA) in collaboration with experts from the environmental sciences that supports the crowdsourcing of data capturing and/or data analysis in the environmental sciences.

Financed by University funds

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
3342713  Alewell, Christine; Meusburger, Katrin; Kandl, Daniela; Fetai, Ilir; Roth, Volker; Rugolo, Valentino; Schuldt, Heiko; Vetter, Thomas  COSA – AlpErosion: Monitoring the degradation of Alpine soils with COSA, a Citizens’ Observatory Smartphone App      Publication: Other Publications (Forschungsberichte o. ä.) 

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
3342727  Schuldt, Heiko  Alewell, Christine  University of Basel  01.01.2014  31.12.2017 
3342728  Schuldt, Heiko  Roth, Volker  University of Basel  01.01.2014  31.12.2017 
3342729  Schuldt, Heiko  Vetter, Thomas  University of Bsel  01.01.2014  31.12.2017 
   

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