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DLR Institute of Data Science: Making Citizen Science Data fit for Use

Klan, Friederike and Thiel, Christian and Strunz, Günter and Schmullius, Christiane and Axmann, Robert (2018) DLR Institute of Data Science: Making Citizen Science Data fit for Use. Neue Perspektiven der Erdbeobachtung, 25.-27. Juni 2018, Köln.

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On 29th of August 2017 the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute of Data Science was established in the city of Jena, Germany. This institute will focus on data related research such as big data management and analysis, digital production platforms, and software and IT security. One of the six workgroups of this institute is dedicated to citizen science related scientific questions. The workgroup will benefit from the close cooperation with local and regional research institutes such as the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Although the tremendous potential of citizen science has been recognized and partly used within various thematic fields, some important issues lack thorough and systematic research. This includes i) sociologic and psychologic aspects with regard to the engagement and motivation of people, ii) the collection and provision of credible, meaningful and (re-)usable citizen science data, e.g. semantic attribution, data quality & reliability, and iii) strategies for the analysis of the data and the generation of insights from these, e.g. knowledge discovery, automation, visualization, or integration of heterogeneous data sources. The citizen science workgroup will undertake dedicated research on the mentioned topics. Thematically, the research will have close links to aerospace, including crisis management using social media data and volunteered geographic information as well as earth observation (remote sensing), e.g. local to global reference data generation for model training and product validation, but is open to other disciplines as well. The activities of the workgroup will benefit from a permanent citizen science lab acting as contact point for interested citizens, providing tools and infrastructure to support citizen projects, and hosting capacity building and education activities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121090/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:DLR Institute of Data Science: Making Citizen Science Data fit for Use
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Klan, FriederikeFriederike.Klan (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1856-7334
Thiel, ChristianChristian.Thiel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5144-8145
Strunz, GünterGuenter.Strunz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmullius, ChristianeFSU Jena, Institut für Geographie Lehrstuhl Fernerkundung, c.schmullius (at) uni-jena.deUNSPECIFIED
Axmann, RobertRobert.Axmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 1
Keywords:Citizen Science, Social Media Data Harvesting
Event Title:Neue Perspektiven der Erdbeobachtung
Event Location:Köln
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:25.-27. Juni 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment, R - Remote Sensing and Geo Research
Location: Jena , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Data Science
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Thiel, Christian
Deposited On:02 Aug 2018 09:33
Last Modified:02 Aug 2018 09:33

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