COBWEB recently presented at the 9th GEO European Projects Workshop which took place in Copenhagen on the 15th and 16th of June 2015.
The purpose of the Workshop was to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event was a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.
There were a variety of interesting presentations and discussions surrounding topics such as biodiversity and ecosystems, architecture and data management as well as opportunities to showcase posters. COBWEB presented in a session on 'Citizens Contributions to GEOSS' focusing on the co-design activity that has been taking place in the Dyfi Biosphere. This included a section on the security requirements highlighted by the co-design participants. The session evoked stimulating discussion about different aspects of Citizen Observatories and their future in terms of GEOSS.
The event was a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other citizen science projects and build networks with complimentary organisations and researchers.