OdourCollect is the App to report your odour complaints. Use the power of your nose: Smell and share!
Have you ever experience odour nuisance at home or at your working place? Do you know where to set up a complaint? Frequent exposure to annoying odours can cause headache, stress or lack of concentration, thus reducing your quality of life. Even though odour complaints are one of the main environmental problems in the EU, there is not specific legislation to control the problem, meaning that citizens are defenceless!
OdourCollect provides a tool to empower citizens, who are suffering from regular odour nuisance, to report the incidence to the world. Odour maps are build based on crowd-sourced odour reports to calculate frequencies and levels of nuisance. Resulting odour maps are open for public consultation and could eventually be used to demonstrate the problem and ask for action to the relevant stakeholders, with the aim of eliminating or significantly reducing the nuisance, thus improving your quality of life.
The project is being developed within the frame of MYGEOSS, a two-year European project (2015-2016) by the European Commission to develop GEOSS-based (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) smart Internet applications informing European citizens on the changes affecting their local environment. We need you for project success!
For this project, Ibercivis takes advantage of the experience of the following experts:
Jesús Clemente Gallardo, Full Professor at University of Zaragoza, BIFI researcher and Theoretical Physics Department Professor.
Fermín Serrano Sanz, expert on European citizen science projects, he leads that line at Universitary Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems, coordinator of Socientize FP7 projecjt. Speaker at different European forums of citizen science and collective intelligence.
Eduardo Lostal Lanza is a web and mobile app developer for citizen science projects. Attendee in different conferences and workshops in the citizen science scope. Director of citizen science related Master Thesis projects.
M.Carmen Ibáñez Hernández is the responsible for divulgation and communication within Ibercivis Foundation as well as the citizen science event manager with several years of experience developing citizen activities.
Rosa Arias is a chemical engineer and process with more than ten years of experience in innovation management and environmental consultancy (air quality, odor pollution at industry level, waste, sewage, sustainability and energy).
The project Sun4All aims to promote science in general and astronomy in particular. The project is based on an asset of over 30000 images of the Sun (spectroheliograms) that are kept at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra, as result of a work of over 80 years of daily solar observations, started in 1926. This is a Sun observation collection of great scientific value.
The project aims at involving all citizens in the analysis and counting of the sunspots is a very important aspect of the study of the phenomena occurring on the surface of Sun and to understand the solar activity and solar cycle. On the other hand studying the sunspots, besides being interesting itself, presents an important tool to understand much of what happens on the Earth climate.
How can I collaborate?
In this application you’ll find an image of the sun - a spectroheliogram - dated with the day when was taken. The purpose of this application is to count sunspots and sunspots groups. To do that, we provide you with tools to manipulate the image and to do the counting.
To Know More
You can find additional information on the project and different activities related with the Sun, here.
Do you want to see face of the Sun in some particular date? Search it here. (In Portuguese only).
This is a project promoted by researchers at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Coimbra and the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra. The application was developed by the team of SOCIENTIZE project.
What is the perceived relation between words? This is still a complex issue for semantic specialists. This experiment uses a video-game in order to create a semantic map where volunteers define the distances between words. Semantic analysis is a major challenge for science and innovation as it's a very complex task requiring advanced models and experts validations. A common technique is to determine which words are very similar or have a related meaning. Related words can be considered as neighbors in a graphic map. What we will create is a citizen science application based on a gaming approach, which will trace the distance of thousands of words. We will ask people to select which words lead from one fixed starting word to the goal word creating a visual map of distance between words. Results of this research will be important for the scientific as well as the business world with lots of applications being based on semantic analysis. New generation of web sites will be constructed over the semantic keys.
How can I collaborate?
As a game, we created a semantic map in which people define the distances between words. Thus, any citizen can test the application and step will be contributing to the semantic analysis, a common technique to determine which words are similar or have a related meaning. Application: http://pybossa.socientize.eu/pybossa/app/Semantics/