Deliverables & Publications

This section includes all public deliverables prepared by the Cos4Cloud partners as part of the requirements of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 863463


6.1 Identification of and Engagement with Projects of Interests - Report

The report identifies 78 citizen science (CS), citizen observatory (CO) projects, CO portals and other initiatives of interest (past, current and future) that may either contribute to or make use of the Cos4Cloud platform and services.


Mapping citizen science contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability Science

Article in a journal, open access

Citizen science is already contributing to 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators, and it could contribute to 76 indicators, which, together, equates to around 33%, according to a recent study published on Sustainability Science.

The Science of Citizen Sience

Book, open access

Get the open-access book ‘The Science of Citizen Science’, published by Springer Nature.The book covers the whole spectrum of citizen science theory and practice in Europe, and was the result of a collaboration of over 100 authors from 24 countries, including the Cos4Cloud coordinator, Jaume Piera, a researcher at the ICM-CSIC and associated researcher at CREAF, Luigi Ceccaroni, innovation and strategic manager at Earthwatch Europe and part of Cos4Cloud, who was also one of the book’s lead editors. Several other Cos4Cloud team members also contributed: Sasha Woods from Earthwatch Europe, Tim Woods from ECSA, Rosa Arias from Science for Change, and Maria Daskolia from NKUA.

How citizen scientists contribute to monitor protected areas thanks to automatic plant identification tools

Article in a journal, open access

Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Ecological Society. Ecological Solutions and Evidence Journal.

Contribution citoyenne au suivi de la flore d'un parc national français, un exemple remarquable à l'échelle du Parc national des Cévennes.

Published by Société botanique d’Occitanie (SBOcc). Journal: Carnets Botaniques

Citizen Science Monitoring for Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 6.3.2 in England and Zambia

Published by MDPI. Sustainability – Special Issue “Citizen Science and the Role in Sustainable Development”.

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