Participate in AD4GD

Collect data for science

We are looking for volunteers in Berlin who would like to determine the quality of selected small lakes in Berlin in a variety of ways. Our target groups are all interested people as well as members of environmental organizations and other associations and students!

Become active as a citizen scientist and make an important contribution to environmental monitoring in Berlin. This will enable us to build up a database so that we can respond to current and future challenges regarding the water quality and availability of our small inner-city lakes.

Photos, data and evaluations are made available to all interested parties.

And this is how you can take part

Water Rangers

Duration: 1h per week
Previous knowledge: Introduction to measurement technology necessary, material will be provided

Aim of research

As laid out in the European Commission’s Green Deal, Europe should become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The main goals are to preserve biodiversity and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental pollution.

Thanks to digitalisation, data is being collected and made available in more and more subject areas. This is happening to a large extent in many small decentralised networks. The complexity of environmental challenges often requires linking the different data types, which requires the development of intelligent tools at local and global level. Efficient linking of remote sensing data, sensor data (internet of things), socio-economic data and citizen science data can only be done if the data is available according to the FAIR principle. FAIR stands for "findable", "accessible", "interoperable" and "reusable".

The AD4GD project will design a pan-European data space (Green Deal Data Space - GDDS) in which the different data types as well as data processing services will be available according to the FAIR principle. The focus is on interoperability concepts which bridge the semantic and technological gaps.

Requirements for the GDDS are derived from the handling of the data within the individual pilot projects. Within AD4GD, data and services will be made available to the European Commission's Knowledge Centres, the GEOSS portal, EOSC and other scientific services as appropriate. This ensures the sustainability of the results and access to the data space for research institutions, decision makers and the public. AD4DG will demonstrate and validate the approach in three pilot projects involving international organizations, scientists and researchers, citizens, decision-makers (e.g. public authorities) and developers of Earth observation solutions. The pilot projects will address selected priority areas of the Green Deal, including cross-cutting components: Zero Pollution, Biodiversity and Climate Change.

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Get in touch!
-> Jeannette Jährig
-> Malte Zamzow

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