The Open-Earth-Monitor project is pleased to invite you to the eleventh edition of the Science Webinars, our monthly discussions on topics related to earth observation and environmental monitoring, hosted on the first Thursday of each month. In this session Steffen Fritz and Linda See will discuss the importance of In-situ data.

In his session Steffen Fritz will give a broad introduction to In-Situ Data and the definitions used. The session will provide an overview of authoritative and non-authoritative data sources, the importance of In-situ Data for training remote sensing deep learning models (showcasing WorldCover and C-GLOPS training data sets, etc.), and other citizen science data (e.g. iNATURALIST etc.). Methods will also be discussed for how in-situ data can be extracted from Mapillay and Streetview.

In her session Linda See will provide a brief overview of the Geo-Wiki application for the collection of land cover and land use reference data using crowdsourcing and the visual interpretation of very high-resolution satellite imagery. These reference data have been used to create training data sets and to validate land cover/land use products in a range of different applications including cropland extent, forest management, and the drivers of deforestation, which will be presented in brief.

Save the date of 1 February 2024 and join us. The registration for this event is free of charge.

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