Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing for EarthObservations: An Analysis of Stakeholder Opinions on the Present and Future

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The impact of Crowdsourcing and citizen science activities on academia, businesses,governance and society has been enormous. This is more prevalent today with citizens andcommunities collaborating with organizations, businesses and authorities to contribute in a varietyof manners, starting from mere data providers to being key stakeholders in various decision-makingprocesses. The “Crowdsourcing for observations from Satellites” project is a recently concluded studysupported by demonstration projects funded by European Space Agency (ESA). The objective ofthe project was to…