Podcast: Citizen Science

PODCAST - 11 September 2013 Deutsche Welle


Kerry Skyring from Deutsche Welle's Spectrum radio show interviewed IIASA researcher Steffen Fritz and colleagues about a new study showing that citizen scientists can make a quality contribution to research.

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Over the past 5 years, IIASA researchers on the Geo-Wiki project have been leading a team of citizen scientists who examine satellite data to categorize land cover or identify places where people live and farm. A new study from the team now shows that data gathered and analyzed by non-experts can rival the quality of data from experts. More information


Linda See

Senior Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 423

Steffen Fritz

EOCS Center Head and Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

T +43(0) 2236 807 353

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313