Publication and crowdsourcing analysis of phenomena of interest in EO products (EO-Crowd)

 

FPCUP EO-Crowd – Publication and Crowdsourcing Analysis of Phenomena of Interest in EO Products

FPCUP EO-Crowd project aims at supporting innovation in businesses and start-ups by providing a platform with co-operative crowdsourcing capabilities for disseminating information on phenomena detected from EO data, derived particularly using Copernicus data and services. As platform, the already available citizen observation platform CitobDB, which was developed in SYKE for gathering and managing volunteer crowdsourced observations of the environment, will be used and extended for the required tasks. After the FPCUP EO-Crowd, there will be new technical and practical possibilities for companies and start-ups and their services: To integrate notifications of phenomena of interest from Copernicus EO data, provided by satellite data processing experts and to integrate crowdsourcing to their own services.

The objective of the service is to support innovation in businesses and start-ups by providing a platform with co-operative crowdsourcing capabilities for disseminating information on phenomena detected from EO data. Additionally, the businesses and start-ups can use the information made available on the SYKE TARKKA service for viewing the satellite EO data products from Copernicus data on pre-selected sites and satellite products at highlighted acquisition times when there are phenomena of interest: Provided event data in CitobsDB will point to scenes and crowdsourcing information worth looking at.

The service is utilized in two main modes of operation:

  • The Highlighting Service for Phenomena (HISP) allows pre-selection of information of interest in the EO data, filtering out cloudy scenes and allowing the business service to focus on useful information in for example environmental permit monitoring tasks. This essentially means that there is a source of pre-selected information on a specific topic and geographic area of EO data worth looking at, not wasting company time and resources on cloudy images and the expert task of selecting the useful EO scenes of optical satellite data.
  • The Crowdsourcing Service for screening the Phenomena of Interest (CSEPIN) allows the publication of the identified phenomena by the company itself in the HiSP service, without intervention by the HiSP operator. This essentially means that the company can crowdsource internally or externally the selection of the scenes which can be marked as “phenomena of interest” for the specified topic. In-situ citizen observations associated with the EO data can be a part of this published piece of open data.  Users of HiSP service will be able to access these pieces of information.

Project details

Project website: FPCUP EO-Crowd (Action No.: 2020-3-1)

Duration: 2021-2022

Implementing partners in FPCUP project for uptake of Copernicus data, products and services:

  1. Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland
  2. University of Tartu / Tartu Observatory (TO), Estonia

Project relevant links and resources

  1. SYKE.FI/TARKKA: SYKE  operational satellite products and services

  2. Instruction material in Intro: HISP & CSEPIN

    1. Preliminary online information sessions on HISP and CSEPIN in Finnish and English (Nov/Dec 2021)

 

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FPCUP EO-Crowd contact person: Timo Pyhälahti at SYKE.FI
 
FPCUP acnowledgement of credits: This activity is supported by the European Union’s Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake under grant agreement No FPA 275/G/GRO/COPE/17/10042, project FPCUP (Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake), Action 2020-3-1 " title="FPCUP acnowledgement of credits: This activity is supported by the European Union’s Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake under grant agreement No FPA 275/G/GRO/COPE/17/10042, project FPCUP (Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake), Action 2020-3-1 "Publication and crowdsourcing analysis of phenomena of interest in EO products” (2020/SI2.849227/13 (EO-Crowd)).
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Published 2022-01-21 at 14:24, updated 2022-01-21 at 17:14