Citizens’ observatoriers – CITI-SENSE approach Hai-Ying Liu, [email protected] Arne J. Berre, [email protected] CITI-SENSE consortium, http://www.citi-sense.eu Presentation outline General info of the CITI-SENSE project R&D questions CITI-SENSE citizens’ observatories approach R&D challenges Opportunity for solutions Basic data – – – – – – – – CITI-SENSE is a collaborative project Call: FP7-ENV-2012.6.5.1 Starting date: 1 October 2012 Duration: 48 months Partners organizations: 28, 12 countries Grant agreement nº: 308524 Web portal: http://www.citi-sense.eu Citizens’ observatory central web portal: http://co.citi-sense.eu Objective Develop Citizens’ Observatories and empower citizens to – – – Participate in environmental monitoring Influence community policy & decision making Contribute to Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) R&D questions How to best improve urban life quality with citizens’ involvement? How to recruit citizens to participate in environmental governance? How can sensor data complement other data sources? How can sensors lead to a greater involvement of citizens? How can citizens’ data be used in science? How will raised citizens’ awareness of pollution affect behavior? CITI-SENSE approach To answer the R&D questions, what is the CITI-SENSE approach? Citizens’ observatories initiatives Three empowerment initiatives – Outdoor AQ – Indoor AQ in schools – Personal comfort in public spaces More than 20 citizens’ observatories across nine cities – Eight for outdoor AQ – Up to 10 for indoor AQ in schools – Four for personal comfort in public spaces Sensor-platform-products-users Innovative technologies High technology environmental sensors, innovative data fusion and communication paired with scientific analysis and efficient communications with users and the public Data Fusion Innovative technologies Deploy static (fixed) and mobile (personal) sensors to monitor various environmental components. NO2 +O3 AQ Temp UV Architecture Innovative technologies Combine new sensing technology, ICT participatory methods into useful products. Communication testing Server trial platforms Real world trial Data streaming and real time handling of data Data Storage Data format Data Services Processing raw data, fusion, modelling Products Web, Apps and From GEOSS Community Portal Recommendations Team: GEOSS Common Infrastructure Main GEO Web Site Community Resources Client Tier Registries GEOSS Portal Community Portals Client Applications Components & Services Standards and Interoperability Discovery/Acce ss/Broker Best Practices Wiki User Requirements GEOSS Clearinghouse Mediation Tier Community Catalogues Access Brokers Alert Servers Workflow Management Processing Servers Test Facility Access Tier GEONETCast Long Term Archives Access Brokers Sensor Web Model Web Portal In to GCI Discoverable Resources • Includes Discovery/Link of Community Portal • Community Portal provides focused view of relevant GEOSS resources • Supports integration of GEOSS and non-GEOSS resources for particular discipline GEOSS Portal Discover/Link Community Portals Search DAB Components & Services Registered Community Catalogues GEOSS Clearinghouse Registered Access Brokers Search Access Registered Long Term Archives Community Catalogues Access Access Brokers Long Term Archives Citizens’ observatory central portal Gateway to the various citizens’ observatories Citizens’ observatory central portal http://co.citi-sense.eu – Access to various citizens’ observatories o Outdoor AQ o Indoor AQ in schools o Personal comfort in public spaces o Citizens’ objective voices – Access all project sensor data in one interface – Open API enables GEOSS functional integration into citizens’ observatories central web portal R&D challenges Alignment across a variety of R&D disciplines – Natural science, social science, sensor technology, ICT Efficient dialogue with citizens Efficient citizens participation and empowerment Bridging information demand and supply Integration across data types and cities New knowledge on how urban pollution affects citizens Technological development – Sensors modified for CITI-SENSE o Performance of most sensors is unknown o Long-term reliability is unknown – Citizens’ mobile apps – Real-time information – Cutting edge visualization – Innovative monitoring approach – GEOSS integration Our goal is to meet challenges Opportunity for solutions Responsible use of air pollution sensor data Challenges in data quality, interpretation and communication Evaluation of low-cost sensor for critical pollutants: validation and calibration, assessing uncertainty Visualizations will be helpful for making sense of data Development of IT infrastructure and new data streams Big Data: expand the amount of data/information Integrating the data/information with other relevant data/information: data assimilation Guidance and advice on sensor/sensor platform use and data interpretation Opportunities Small, lower-cost sensors bring new challenges but along with these challenges come great opportunities to improve air quality management and public health. Supplementing routine ambient air monitoring networks Monitoring personal exposure Air quality sensors can be coupled with physiological sensors (heart speed, blood pressure, respiratory rate, etc.) 3S principle: Increasing • Sensitivity • Selectivity • Stability Opportunities Monitoring at the source Stimulate participation and encourage the dialogue – Gamification – Augmented reality Opportunities Cluster cooperation with four other projects – Citclops – COBWEB – Omniscientis – WeSenseIt All five projects focus on different environmental topics, but share common goals Have common challenges Projects overview: http://www.citizen-obs.eu Knowledge from public Thank you for your attention! Hai-Ying Liu, WP4: Citizens’ observatory, [email protected] Arne J. Berre, WP7, Architecture, [email protected] Project website: http://citi-sense.nilu.no/ Project coordinator: Alena Bartonova [email protected] Side Event on Wednesday CITIZENS OBSERVATORIES, Wednesday January 15th, 1200-1400, Room 15 – Level 1 The Citizens Observatories side event will have presentations by representatives from five ongoing European FP7 projects in the area of Citizens Observatories, http://www.citizen-obs.eu/ The session will be introduced by EU research programme officer, Jose Miguel Rubio Iglesisas, from DG Research & Innovation I4, Climate Action and Earth Observation, Earth Observation Sector. The session will be chaired by Max Craglia, senior scientist at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in the Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit. 1. CITI-SENSE "Development of Sensor-based Citizens' Observatory Community for Improving Quality of Life in Cities 2. WeSenseIt "WeSenseIT: Citizen Observatory of Water" 3. COBWEB "Citizen Observatory Web" 4. Citclops "Citizens' Observatory for Coast and Ocean Optical Monitoring" 5. OMNISCIENTIS "Odour Monitoring and Information System based on Citizen and Technology Innovative Sensors"