Citizen science projects provide the opportunity for community member volunteers to monitor the Earth. These projects can provide great benefits to projects that combine Earth Observations with ground-based information.
This training will provide attendees an overview of citizen science efforts that use Earth Observations, and how to engage with community members in a supportive and meaningful manner to achieve project goals.
Local, regional, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations involved in land management, conservation, biodiversity, and forest monitoring. Educators and scientists interested in involvement with citizen science would also be interested in this training topic.
By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:
-Summarize applications of Earth Observations for citizen science
-Outline key aspects of citizen science projects including community engagement, quality assurance of data collection, cataloging and summarizing data, and effective communication of project results
-Discover case study examples of the use of Earth Observations for NASA Applied Sciences projects