Online platform that integrates observations on biodiversity or environmental monitoring from different citizen observatories that are of interest to the expert community, potentially an enormous number of observations.
The portal will allow citizen-science experts to view and validate all observations in one place. Once validated, the identified observation returns to the citizen observatory portal where it was reported.
Additionally, on the expert platform, users will be able to search observations from other citizen observatories like ArtPortalent, iSpot, Natusfera and PlantNet with the main goal of identifying and downloading them for their research.
For example, if you are a scientist and want to carry out a study on the distribution of x organisms in your country, you could download all the organism observations from the portal without worrying about the citizen science observatory or the country they come from. Just as simple as that, you get a lot of data from a huge area of coverage.
Artificial intelligence (AI) – based automatic-validation tools, will also play an important role. This will help the citizen-science experts who validate the observations on the experts’ portals identify the observation.
So, the experts’ portal will take advantage of artificial intelligence and the AI will improve, as the more information it has, the more it can learn.
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, identifying and researching.