LandSense uncovers the potential of citizen science and Earth observation to improve the way we see, map and understand the world. This week, the LandSense Year 3 Workshop tool place at IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria to discuss the progress of the project as well as to exchange experiences from the past three project year.
On day one of the workshop, the LandSense pilot case leaders presented the results and lessons learned from their campaigns. Within the Urban Landscape Dynamics theme a total of four pilot studies were conducted targeting green space monitoring in Vienna using the City Oases App, citizen perception of participatory Rembrandt Park in Amsterdam via the Park Mijn App (VUA), land use and land use change monitoring in the Occitanie region of France using Paysages France App (IGN France) as well as land use mapping and validation in Heidelberg using Open Street Map (University of Heidelberg). The Agricultural Land Use theme featured the CropSupport App for farm management and InoSens shared their outcomes from their work with Serbian farmers. Furthermore, BirdLife International presented the Natura Alert App for threat monitoring in Spain as part of the Forest & Habitat monitoring theme.
The second and third day were a combination of presentations and breakout sessions dedicated to the technical developments within LandSense including the Change Detection Service and the LandSense Engagement Platform. Discussions also included the quality assessment and data integration as well as dissemination, communication and exploitation activities.
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