Citizen Science Earth Observation Lab
A great opportunity for people with great ideas!
CSEOL (we say Sizzle) is an initiative funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) to find people and organizations with the energy, imagination and creative talent to help Europe’s big Space data address some of our biggest problems.
We’re looking for ideas that provide fantastic opportunities for citizen scientists – or the wider public – to validate what satellites observe or to put those images to use.
Views from space of our planet from satellite images and data provide scientists and policy makers with the information that can help us all better understand and protect our environment. Applications of this Earth Observation (EO) data include monitoring the air, seas and land; providing weather reports and models; and supplying relief agencies with data before and after disasters strike. Our CSEOL goal is to expand collective impact by exploring how different groups of people – scientists, innovators and civil society – can work creatively with EO data, and also use new technologies (including drones and AI), to identify, address and communicate about the Earth’s complex problems.
CSEOL needs people with promising ideas and enthusiasm for working with diverse groups of Citizen Scientists to validate and find new uses for the massive datasets streaming in from Europe’s satellites. The information is constantly beamed to Earth; we need people to make the most of it! We’re starting off by calling for Ideas on great ways to team up satellites and people to make data more reliable. Have a look at our competition guidelines to see how we can help to turn great ideas into funded projects in less than 6 months.