MECODA (ModulE for Citizen Observatory Data Analysis) is an online tools repository to facilitate the analysis and viewing of all sorts of citizen science data.

Service description:

MECODA is a repository to facilitate analysing and viewing all sorts of citizen science data. This service aims to break the barrier between experienced users or programmers and the general public. It allows users from citizen observatories to make their own exploratory visual data analysis without the help of specialised analysts. It also enables observers to create their own reproducible visual dataflows and share and reuse them. 

Development & functioning :

MECODA is based on Orange Data Mining, a visual programming toolbox made to simplify analysis and data visualization. Orange supports the construction of data analysis workflows by assembling components for data preprocessing, visualization, and modeling. MECODA has developed specific widgets to access data from citizen observatories. At present MECODA allows access to data from Minka, OdourCollect, CanAirIO or Ictio, but it can be expanded easily to other observatories and different citizen science data types.

MECODA is aimed at scientists, students, citizens, and anyone doing research and training activities associated with citizen science and citizen observatories.

Innovation for citizen observatories:

MECODA is ready!