Cos4Env: A service that integrates environmental data from multiple citizen observatories in one place: get access to an enormous quantity of data.
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Description of the service
Cos4Env services is an online platform that integrates environmental monitoring data from various citizen observatories, potentially an enormous number of data that are of interest to the expert community.
Development & functioning:
The portal will allow citizen science experts to view and comment all the environmental mesuarements in one place. How?
- Once logged into the portal, users can search the environmental data they are interested in using multiple criteria, such as ‘type of environmental measurement’: air quality, water quality, temperature, odour, etc.
- Experts can contribute their comments all in one place. Then the feedback will go directly to the citizen observatory where the environmental measurement came from.
- Users can also download data in a standardised format for their studies or reports.
Innovation for citizen observatories:
Currently there aren’t any similar services, such as an aggregate citizen observation system that allows experts to spend less time searching for environmental data.
Questions & answers
Yes, but it is outside the scope of the Cos4Cloud project. More observatories will be added depending on how the service evolves once the project is finished.
We still have to define what an expert is on Cos4Cloud. For now, the answer would be no.
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