Various research centres, companies and organizations from eight countries are participating in the Cos4Cloud project. Learn more about them!
Trébola Organización Ecológica
Lead the evaluation of do it yourself (DIY) devices (WP5) and test and contribute with design criteria for the framework for customizable data analysis services (WP3). Support the proposing communication protocols for DIY instruments (WP2) the development of Datathons (WP5), the creation of common specifications for citizen science project hosting services and support the communication (WP8).
French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics (INRIA)
Develop automated species identification services, location-based species prediction services and a collaborative data management and enrichment services (WP3) at a geographical and taxonomic scale never reached before. Contribute to ensure the interoperability of the developed technologies and services (WP2). Contribute to the networking, training and capacity building activities (WP6).
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Contribute to architecture definition, development of interoperability standards, profiles and best practices (WP2). Lead the development of agile development methodology (WP2). Contribute to interoperability, conformance, and performance testing activities as well as the evaluation of TRLs (WP5). Support networking activities (WP6). Contribute to the dissemination activities (WP7) and international standardization.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
Contribute to WP6 leading the organization and evaluation of school-based citizen-science activities. Contribute to WP5 by organizing and running citizen science activities with adults and school students to measure the impact of use of Cos4Cloud services and contribution on dissemination activities (WP8)
Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre (CREAF)
EOSC compliant service architecture (WP2) leader. The architecture design will ensure a good connection between current EOSC services and innovative citizen observatories’ services. CREAF is also in charge of developing the Interoperability and adoption of standards throughout the project (WP2). Contribute to data quality practices in citizen observatories will be included in the QualityML vocabulary (WP4). Co-lead with the ICM-CSIC the communication strategy, website development, materials and videos (WP8).
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
SLU is involved primarily in WP4 and WP5 by providing observation data to the Expert Portal. These data include data validated by Swedish national validation committees. Also provides linkages to the Swedish ARCS citizen science portal and to international audience.
Earthwatch is a non-profit private research organisation and one of the largest global backers of citizen-science–supported environmental research. For over forty years, Earthwatch has delivered a unique citizen-science model to empower individuals, students, teachers, and corporate fellows to contribute to critical field-research to understand nature’s response to change. Earthwatch’s work supports hundreds of PhD researchers across dozens of countries, conducting over 100,000 hours of research annually. Earthwatch’s mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. To achieve its mission, Earthwatch works with multiple partners, universities, schools, businesses and other environmental organisations, to develop robust and impactful citizen-science programmes that contribute to valuable ecological challenges while providing an engaging experience that builds commitment for action. Earthwatch has centred its activities on research in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems by training and engaging more than 20,000 citizen scientists, including thousands of teachers. In Cos4Cloud, Earthwatch leads the project dissemination and exploitation (WP7), contributes to the work on interoperability (WP2); provides FreshWater Watch as an exemplary service, building on Freshwater Links, making this platform more accessible to scientists and the public (WP5), and supports the communication tasks (WP8).
The Open University
Lead on training, education and capacity building activities and a citizen science tool box with Evidence Hub (WP6), facilitate participation in citizen science activities and research (WP5), contribute to an AI reputation assessment service (WP3) and support the communication activities (WP8).