Cataloging citizens' observatories data and results




  • Management of citizen-generated data
  • Data cataloguing and practical information for data providers
  • Benefits of using CKAN and OpenSearch API

What: In this webinar you will learn about harvesting citizen-science data from different providers, showcasing the harvesting capabilities of NextGEOSS. We will show that european public investment in projects like SCENT adds value to both the EO and the citizen-science communities. You will also learn about the benefits of having your data added NextGEOSS catalogue and how make the API more friendly to cataloguing.

Why: There is more and more citizen-science data available through different interfaces and infrastructures. At the same time, there is a need to facilitate combined access and utilisation with Earth Observation data towards the development of applications for improved environmental monitoring. Thus, the challenge aims to harness recognised cataloguing services provided through NextGEOSS so as to increase uptake of these resources. 

Who (is the webinar for):  Providers of citizen-science data, data providers who’d like to expand their reach and visibility in the GEOSS community.

About Your Presenters

Valantis Tsiakos is working as a Scientific Project Manager, member of the Smart Integrated Systems & Communication Team of the I-SENSE group of ICCS. His studies focus on Urban Planning & Regional Development from University of Thessaly and a MSc in Geoinformatics from Harokopio University of Athens. He has been involved in various EU funded projects, emphasizing on the application of information systems in the environmental sector. His scientific interests include: spatial data infrastructures, remote sensing, standardization, environmental applications, citizen science and crowdsourcing. He is representing the H2020 project WeObserve that aims to move citizen science into mainstream

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Valantis Tsiakos

Scientific Project Manager, ICCS

Koushik Panda is an International professional with 10+ years of experience in the field of Technology, holding a degree in Business (MBA from TheLisbonMBA - Nova School of Business and Economics , Catolica Lisbon and MIT Sloan) and Information Technology (IT). Koushik is currently working in a Space Company in Portugal to bring together science , technology and software to build innovative solutions in the field of Earth Observations while playing crucial roles in Project Management, Business Development , Product Development and DevOps evangelism. He has experience in handling large international projects, namely in requirement analysis, conceptualization of functional and technical specifications for large and complex systems with end-to-end delivery of solutions. He has also worked on building services related to Data Governance areas. Koushik is currently working in the project coordination of NextGEOSS in addition to working on several of the NextGEOSS pilots.

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Koushik Panda

Project Manager, DEIMOS

Georgiana Bere is a software engineer at Datopian - the company responsible for the development of the NextGEOSS Data Hub. She's been active in the open data space for most of her career, starting with Open Knowledge International - the leading organisation promoting the release and use of open data around the world

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Georgiana Beres

Software engineer, Datopian

Bente Lilja Bye has been a member of the GEO community since 2004, engaged both as representative in the GEO plenary, in committees and contributing to the GEO Work Programme, and currently represents Norway on the GEO Programme Board. Bente runs a small research and consultancy company, BLB, focusing on transforming Earth observation data to information and knowledge for societal benefit. She is responsible for Communication, Dissemination and Assessment as partner in NextGEOSS.

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Bente Lilja Bye CEO, BLB & webinar host on behalf of Plan4all