LandSense project monitors land use in the EU by employing crowdfunding too

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The LandSense project has officially been launched. On September 27th, all 17 project partners gathered in Vienna, where IIASA hosted the project’s kick-off meeting.

The overall aim of the LandSense project is to build an innovative citizen observatory in the field of Land Use and Land Control (LULC), which will collect data both actively (through citizens) and passively (from authorities, open access, and other citizen-based initiatives) and integrate them into an open platform that provides valuable quality-assured in-situ data for SMEs, larger businesses, government agencies, NGOs and researchers.

ECN will be responsible for the development of a crowdfunding mechanism that will be integrated in the LandSense open platform. Such mechanism will allow citizens and international companies to unlock very high resolution satellite imagery, which in turn will be used to verify changes in specific areas.

The project has received funding from the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Programme, and will last until August 31st, 2020.

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