Published July 15, 2020 | Version v1
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EuroGEO 2019 Citizen Science roadmap - "Lisbon Declaration"

  • 1. CREAF
  • 2. IIASA
  • 1. OGC
  • 2. Aston University, UK
  • 3. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • 4. Atlas of Living Australia
  • 5. Earthwatch
  • 6. University of Dundee
  • 7. European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)
  • 8. Secure Dimensions
  • 9. Sensor.Community
  • 10. Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)
  • 11. Czech Academy of Sciences / Tomas Bata University in Zlin
  • 12. Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
  • 13. Austrian Academy of Sciences, exploration space & Ars Electronica Research Institute "knowledge for humanity (k4h+)
  • 14. IHE Delft Institute for Water Education


This document has been created by the community of Citizen Observatories and Citizen Science practitioners, as well as key collaborators that attended the Citizen Science working session in the EuroGEO Workshop taking place on July 3-5th, 2019 at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento in Lisbon (Portugal). The event was co-organised by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the European Commission (EC).

This document summarises the current status of Citizen Science in GEO/GEOSS, reflects the vision, and objectives; identifies issues that are blocking its progress and proposes a way forward shared by the Citizen Observatories and Citizen Science projects under the EuroGEO community. Then, it proposes a shared vision, a clear set of objectives and some actions that will pave the way to progress towards that shared vision, based on aggregating citizen science into a federation of data services supported by the Citizen Science community activity in the GEO work program that represents the citizen science community. Finally, it defines a list of recommendations to the European Commission to improve the integration of the European Citizen Science and Citizen Observatories into GEOSS. It thereby emphasises regional strength and competences without losing sight of global collaborations.


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WeObserve – An Ecosystem of Citizen Observatories for Environmental Monitoring 776740
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