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

Deliverables

4.6 Data Use Notification Service

Deliverable related to DUNS service. 

4.4 Platform for the interactive pre-processing of camera trap images

Deliverable related to FASTCAT-Cloud and FASTCAT-Edge services. 

4.3 Experts portal for environmental data validation

Deliverable related to Cos4Env portal. 

4.2 Experts portal for biodiversity data validation

Deliverable related to the service Cos4Bio

4.1 General purpose of the integration platform

Deliverable related to the service Cos4Bio

6.5 Design and evaluation of school-based citizen science activities - Interim report

D6.5 reports on work conducted within WP6 and more specifically under Sub-Task 6.4.2 (Set-up and evaluation of innovative school-based citizen-science activities).

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.

8.3 Project video

The objective of the deliverable D8.3, produced within the package WP8, is to present a comprehensive promotional video explaining the Cos4Cloud project in two minutes to a general public audience, it is also an invitation to be part of our community and participate in our activities.

D8.3 includes the project video script and the link to the video without subtitles, it also incorporates a small communication plan to promote the video and the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its impact.

Publications

Supporting cross-disciplinary research in natural sciences

EOSC in practice story

Zenodo

Engaging teachers in the co-design of educational scenarios aiming to integrate citizen observatories technologies into school-based environmental education

Workshop proceddings

EDULEARN22 Proceedings, 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 10008-10016. IATED, ISBN 978-84-09-42484-9

Co-diseño de herramientas de ciencia ciudadana

Presentation – Co-design as a service (Spanish version)

Zenodo

Co-design of citizen science tools

Presentation – Co-design as a service

Zenodo

Motion vectors and deep neural networks for video camera traps

Article in a journal

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Supporting knowledge creation and sharing by building a standardised interconnected repository of biodiversity data: Cos4Bio

EOSC in practice story

Zenodo

Connecting researchers, developers and citizen scientists in a unique mobile app environment: MOBIS

EOSC in practice story

Zenodo

How Networks of Citizen Observatories Can Increase the Quality and Quantity of Citizen-Science-Generated Data Used to Monitor SDG Indicators

Article in a journal

MDPI Sustainability

Individual Tree Data Standard

Report

Forest Research

Practice-based insights from UK collaboration projects between a university and communities: ideas for school-based learning through citizen science

Workshop proceedings

Citizen science and basic education: how to develop a project with schools’ engagement in scientific research?, 11 Aug 2021, Online Workshop, STEM Education Hub (British Council and Kings College London)

Exploring citizen science learning journeys through iSpotnature.org: an online community of nature lovers

Conference proceedings

CitSci Virtual 2021, Citizen Science Association (CSA) Conference, 03-27 May 2021, Online (USA)

ICTs, data and vulnerable people: a guide for citizens

Technical Report at a Workshop

PANELFIT Project Workshop, Berlin, March 2020

Pl@ntNet-300K: a plant image dataset with high label ambiguity and a long-tailed distribution

Conference proceedings

NeurIPS 2021 – 35th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems

Overview of GeoLifeCLEF 2021: Predicting species distribution from 2 million remote sensing images

Workshop proceedings

CLEF 2021

Overview of PlantCLEF 2021: cross-domain plant identification

Workshop proceedings

CLEF 2021

Overview of LifeCLEF 2021: An Evaluation of Machine-Learning Based Species Identification and Species Distribution Prediction

Conference proceedings

CLEF 2021: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction

Customized e-floras: How to develop your own project on the Pl@ntNet platform

Conference abstract

TDWG 2021: Biodiversity Information Science and Standards

Convolutional neural networks improve species distribution modelling by capturing the spatial structure of the environment

Article in a journal

PLOS Computational Biology

How do deep convolutional SDM trained on satellite images unravel vegetation Ecology?

Workshop proceedings

ICPR 2020 – International Conference on Pattern Recognition – workshops and challenges

LifeCLEF 2021 Teaser: Biodiversity Identification and Prediction Challenges

Conference proceedings

ECIR 2021: Advances in Information Retrieval

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.

Pl@ntNet Services, a Contribution to the Monitoring and Sharing of Information on the World Flora

Publication in a workshop

Biodiversity Information Science and Standards

Design and Development of Interoperable Cloud Sensor Services to Support Citizen Science Projects

Presentation at a conference

EGU General Assembly 2020

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.

Article in a journal

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

Article in a journal

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

LifeCLEF 2020 Teaser: Biodiversity Identification and Prediction Challenges.

Publication in a workshop

ECIR 2020 – 42nd European Conference on IR Research on Advances in Information Retrieval

Overview of LifeCLEF location-based species prediction task 2020 (GeoLifeCLEF)

Presentation at a conference

CLEF 2020 – 11th International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages

Participation of LIRMM / Inria to the GeoLifeCLEF 2020 challenge

Presentation at a conference

CLEF 2020 – 11th International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages

Overview of LifeCLEF 2020: A System-Oriented Evaluation of Automated Species Identification and Species Distribution Prediction

Conference proceedings

International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages CLEF 2020: Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction

AI naturalists might hold the key to unlocking biodiversity data in social media imagery

Article in Journal

Patterns

Protecting small populations of rare species. Case study on dactylorhiza viridis (orchidaceae) in Fancott Woods and Meadows SSSI, Bedfordshire, UK

Article in Journal

Nature Conservation Research

EU-Citizen.Science: A Platform for Mainstreaming Citizen Science and Open Science in Europe

Article in a journal

Data Intelligence

Recommended readings

Recommended reading

The service will allow the aggregation of massive sets of image data related to large groups of species, using the API’s of several platforms and citizen observatories, in order to facilitate the learning of efficient AI models for automated identification.