The 5 CSEOL Pioneer Pilot Projects

Here you can find out more about the first set of CSEOL Pilot Projects that were launched in 2019.

Norwegian Meteorological Institute; Polar Citizen Science Collective; Happywhale

Design of a mobile phone application for sea ice observations

Using the IceWatchApp, citizen scientists will be mapping sea ice. These photographs will enhance satellite data from the Copernicus Sentinels and other missions where the lack of data from the Polar Regions hinders the development of automatic classification products.

MobyGIS Srl

Dynamic mapping of snow conditions

Mysnowmaps displays convenient information in form of maps of snow depth over large areas. It uses an innovative technology mixing physical models and satellite data. It shares snow data for monitoring the water resources and improves the consciousness of the users.


Harmonizing Remote Sensing and Citizen Science vegetation phenology observations

The PhenoTandem pilot project aims to create new phenology data combining in-situ observations and remote sensing products such as those provided by Sentinel-2. It will increase data on phenology at scale that hasn’t been done before. Also, a new observation protocol of in-situ phenology will be delivered for future observation campaigns in the Catalonian region.

TU Delft; PULSAQUA; TAHMO Ghana; Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet); Smartphones4Water

A reliable rainfall product for West Africa

The Schools and Satellites (SaS) pilot project combines citizen science-based monitoring and a new satellite rainfall product which will use diverse sensors onboard ESA’s Sentinel satellites, as well as MSG’s Aviris. As a result, the SaS rainfall product will produce reliable and accurate rainfall information in West Africa.

Waag; IHS

Setting foundations for atmospheric commons

The Sentinel Citizen pilot project contributes to enhancing air pollution forecasts through EO data in local communities in North Holland, with which they can influence policymakers to develop policy-oriented actions. For validation, data from the TROPOMI instrument and from the CAMS will be used.