Public Deliverables

1.2 Final Project Report

Final Project Report: Final project project detailing the outcomes of the project.
 

COBWEB D1.2 Final Project Report v1.pdf

 

2.1 Engagement Strategy (Interim)

Engagement Strategy: Report detailing the approach used within the project for identifying and engaging with representative organisations and individuals from stakeholder groups relevant to the project. This will include citizens (especially  those living within the initial Biosphere Reserves), public authorities (especially those with jurisdiction in the initial Biosphere Reserves), the academic sector, and the private sector. It will also detail how the voluntary (or third sector) was engaged. Initial results from activities undertaken to enact the above methodology, including the resulting user requirements and set of use cases used to inform demonstrator development, will also be provided in this report.

COBWEB D2.1 Engagement Strategy v0.6.pdf

 

2.2 Value Adding to Crowdsourced Data for Decision Making 

Value adding to crowdsourced data for decision making: Process model and accompanying report describing how crowdsourced Citizen Observatory data may have value added and be used in decision making.

In respect of the initial three demonstrators, this model will be validated, and aligned in detail with actual policy at the appropriate governmental level in Wales. This "policy brief" will be directly applicable in Wales but will have been developed within the context of the UK with the intention that the results can be used nationally. The report will also include a analysis and discussion of the issues encountered in transferring the approach validated in Wales to Germany and Greece.

COBWEB D2.2 Value adding crowdsourced data decision making v1.pdf

2.3 Engagement Strategy (Final)

Engagement Strategy - Final: Report detailing the approach used within the project for identifying and engaging with representative organisations and individuals from stakeholder groups relevant to the project. This will include citizens (especially those living within the initial Biosphere Reserves), public authorities (especially those with jurisdiction in the initial Biosphere Reserves), the academic sector, and the private sector. It will also detail how the voluntary (or third sector) was engaged. Results from activities undertaken to enact the above methodology, including the resulting user requirements and set of use cases used to inform demonstrator development, will also be provided in this report. The final version will also include guidelines based on our experiences and lessons learned from stakeholder engagement centred in countries other than the UK (principally Germany and Greece) and implementing demonstrators in those countries. The report will distil lessons learned throughout the project, and will provide guidelines and recommendations for future related stakeholder engagement activity.
 

COBWEB D2.3 Engagement Strategy v1.pdf

 

2.4 A policy brief on the mid-point findings of the COBWEB project

This brief provides a summary of the findings from the project at its midway point with an emphasis on the potential of crowdsourcing/citizen science activities to provide data of sufficient quality to support decision making and to support engagement and promotion of sustainable behaviours related to the environment with citizens and communities.

See also the "Value Adding to Crowdsourced data for Decision Making" (deliverable 2.2), a longer briefing for policy makers. These documents accompany the following stand alone briefings:

D2.4 Welsh Government Policy Brief A: The Potential of Crowdsourced Environmental Data to Support Policy Making: A policy brief on the mid-point findings of the COBWEB project

D2.4 Welsh Government Policy Brief B: Use of Crowdsourced Information to Validate the Accuracy of a Japanese Knotweed Distribution Map Derived from Earth Observation Data

 

 

 

3.6 User Guide and Documentation - Interim

COBWEB User Guide & Documentation: An initial user guide to reflect the functionality delivered in Deliverable 4 COBWEB Platform Release - Intermediate Version.

This documentation will adhere to Technical Writing standards ensuring clear and unambiguous instructions illustrated with examples to ensure understanding of the services and capabilities afforded by the software platform.

The Deliverable will be written in English.

COBWEB D3.6 User Guide and Documentation v1.pdf

 

3.8 COBWEB Platform Release - final

This deliverable will Integrate outputs of WP4, WP5 and WP7 into the core framework to deliver the final COBWEB Platform. The Final COBWEB platform will integrate all aspects of the architecture including the Crowdsourced data capture protocol the SWE services, COBWEB Middleware services (T3.5) into a single unified whole. This deliverable will provide a set of bundled software together with installation requirements and installation instructions.
 

 

3.9 User Guide and Documentation - Final

A revised user guide to reflect the functionality delivered in Deliverable 8 COBWEB Platform Release - Final Version. This documentation will adhere to Technical Writing standards ensuring clear and unambiguous instructions illustrated with examples to ensure understanding of the services and capabilities afforded by the software platform. The Deliverable will be written in English.

COBWEB D3.9 User Guide and Documentation -0 Final v1.pdf

 

3.11 COBWEB Functional Architecture v3

This deliverable will describe the COBWEB Functional Architecture. It will describe the constituent functional components and more specifically specify the interplay between these. In so doing it will identify clean APIs (or equivalent) through which interoperability between the functional components may be achieved. The architecture will seek to ensure standards compliance where possible.

COBWEB D3.11 COBWEB Functional Architecture V3 v1.pdf

 

4.1 Mobile Data Collection System Spec/Design  

Mobile data collection system specification and design: The mobile data collection system will be designed to interoperate across multiple mobile operating systems so as to be compatible with a range of consumer mobile devices.

Testing will initially be for Google Android phones and then Apple IPhones. The menu-based application will be based on the results of discussions with both the environmental scientists and policy makers within the consortium and end users to ensure an intuitive interface that collects the information required from an environmental perspective whilst being usable without the need for formal training or specialist skills.

COBWEB D4.1 v2.pdf

 

4.2  Server-based Data Validation System Design 

The data collected by the mobile devices will be transmitted using network and/or wifi connections to a remote server where it will be compared to a knowledge base and tested against models determined within the research programme.

Based on the level of statistical compatibility with prior knowledge and model predictions the data will either be tagged as credible data or trigger a request for further observations from the same locality. The detailed design of this dynamic knowledge-based and model based validation system is one of the innovative research components of the COBWEB programme.

 COBWEB D4.2 Server-based Data Validation System Design.pdf

 

4.3  Research Findings/Specifications for Conflation of Data 

The server based validation system will evolve through a series of prototypes and testing stages with the environmental specialists and user contributors. The purpose of this stage is to spatially densify existing data collections, further enrich the knowledge base and bring information up-to-date. It is important, however, not to degrade authoritative data collections with crowd-sourced data which may be of a different quality and reliability.

Based on the detailed analysis therefore of the results of the process of crowd-sourcing data and the automated and iterative methods of credibility assessment and quality control an approach to the conflation of the two forms of data will be developed which maximises the data potential for improved classification and prediction and minimises the potential for data corruption or degradation.

COBWEB D4.3 Conflation Research Report v1.pdf

 

4.5  Field Testing Report

The scientific integrity, usability and robustness in the field of the version 1 software will be analysed and reported on in D4.5 and recommendations made for bug-fixes, modifications and improvements to the software and documentation.

COBWEB D4.5 Field Testing Report v1.pdf

 

4.7  System Documentation 

Both systems-level documentation to enable the software to be supported and extended by third-parties in an open systems context and user documentation.

COBWEB D4.7 System Documentation v1.pdf

 

5.1  Design Architecture & Interfaces for Privacy Assurance 

The design and architecture aims to ensure that functions in the COBWEB framework exist to be compliant with privacy regulations.

 COBWEB D5.1 Privacy Design v1.pdf

 

5.4  User Management and Policies to run COBWEB for evaluation in the initial Biosphere Reserves

Setup of user and access management to run COBWEB for demonstrating its functionality in the initial COBWEB Biosphere Reserves.

 COBWEB D5.4 User Management and Policies v1.pdf

 

6.1 Demonstrator I - Welsh BR 

COBWEB Demonstrator I: Welsh BR: A demonstration of the COBWEB software in operation in the context of the Welsh Dyfi Biosphere Reserve - with associated user guide and documentation..

COBWEB D6.1 Demonstrator 1 Welsh BR v1.pdf

 

6.2 Demonstrator II - Greek and German BRs 

A demonstration of the COBWEB software in operation in the context of the Greek and German Biosphere Reserves - with associated user guides and documentation.

COBWEB D6.2 Demonstrator 2 Greek and German BR v1.pdf

 

7.1  Data Management Guidelines v1 

First version release of a report and associated web presence providing guidelines for which standards, methodology and technologies are to be used for data management within WNBR based Citizen Observatories. As a core component, this will be updated throughout the lifetime of the project.

 COBWEB D7.1 Data Management Guidelines v1.pdf

 

7.5  Data Management Guidelines (Final)

Final version release of a report and associated web presence providing guidelines for which standards, methodology and technologies were used for data management during COBWEB within WNBR based Citizen Observatories. Includes recommendations for sustainability of the content post project and application of the approach in a global context.

 COBWEB D7.5 Data Management Guidelines Final v1.pdf

 

8.1  Test Plan 

Description of the test environment created and the components developed including data requirements for each pilot case study theme.

COBWEB D8.1 Test Plan ver.1.pdf

 

9.1  Web Presence 

The primary web presence for the project is available here: http://cobwebproject.eu/

Additional COBWEB presences exist on:

The COBWEB project also contributes to the Citizens' Observatories combined web presence: http://www.citizen-obs.eu/

 

9.2  Educational and Training Aspects - Intermediate Report

This report will specify a programme of activities and the range of educational outputs to be produced during the project. This will encompass primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as training material produced in partnership with NGOs for use by volunteers.

COBWEB D9.2 Education and training aspects - intermed rep v1.0.pdf

 

9.5  Educational and Training Aspects - Final Report

Final version of educational aspects of COBWEB. Reporting on activities undertaken and a summary of the outputs produced, lessons learned and the steps taken to ensure sustainability. This report will include recommendations for further exploitation and usage.

COBWEB D9.5 Education and training aspects - Final v1.0.pdf

 

9.6  Communication Plan

Plan for both internal and external communications throughout the lifetime of the project.

Details such as target audience, media, type of content, update frequency, roles and responsibilities, accountability, who is to be consulted, who is to be informed, etc, will be specified. Updated throughout the life of the project.

COBWEB D9.6 Communication Plan v3.0.pdf