CSEOL Competiton is an initiative funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) to find people and organizations with the energy, imagination and creative talent to help Europe’s big Space data address some big problems. CSEOL needs people with promising ideas and enthusiasm for working with diverse groups of Citizen Scientists to validate and find new uses for the massive datasets streaming in from Europe’s satellites.
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The organizers are looking for ideas that provide fantastic opportunities for citizen scientists – or the wider public – to validate what satellites observe or to put those images to use. Perhaps there’s something that enthusiastic citizen scientists can help to track by labeling, processing or assuring the quality of satellite images; or an algorithm that needs the training to help in managing natural disasters. As long as candidate’s idea in the competition inspires lots of people around ESA’s Earth Observation (EO) data, and looks like a lot of fun to do, then the organizers want to hear more about the candidate’s idea! Organizers goal is to take candidates from idea to funding in less than 6 months – in a competitive setting.
All Submitted Ideas will be considered for shortlisting by organizers panel of experts. Authors of all Shortlisted Ideas will be invited to develop full project proposals, attend the CSEOL Bootcamp at ESA in Frascati, and pitch their full project proposal to ESA’s expert panel for the chance to receive funding and support for project implementation.
Authors of all Selected Project Proposals will receive funding (15k EUR to 70k EUR), training and support to help implement their winning. Organizers want the candidates’ Idea to be successful! Among the most important things they’re looking for are participants’ enthusiasm, their project’s feasibility, and the potential to combine citizen science (CS), big datasets and innovative ideas.
- Authors of all Selected Project Proposals will receive funding (15k EUR to 70k EUR).
- Successful candidates will also receive training and support to help implement their winning.
- Organizers goal is to take candidates from idea to funding in less than 6 months.
- Any Pilot Project selected for funding and implementation will need to be led by a recognised legal entity
- Any such entity leading a Pilot Project will need to demonstrate project management capacity
- Ideas for projects must focus on an available ESA mission dataset
- Ideas for projects should incorporate use and/or production of Open Access data
Apply through the link below.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2019Application ClosedOfficial link