Our results

Some of our recent findings in the field of earth observation and citizen science:

  • In a Perspective piece, we present a roadmap that outlines how citizen science can be integrated into the formal Sustainable Development Goals reporting mechanisms. Nature Sustainability
     
  • We use geolocated child nutrition data from 53 developing countries to show that minor to severe droughts as well as severe periods of extreme rainfall are related to child stunting. PNAS
     
  • Evidence is increasing that smallholder farms make a substantial contribution to world food production. Research led by EOCS shows that smallholder farms in fact make up 40% of the global agricultural area. Global Change Biology
     
  • Satellite images obtained after Hurricane Matthew (Haiti, 2016) were used to simulate a situation post-event. A crowdsourced map of damaged buildings was produced in 1 week. Volunteers agreed with experts 90% of the time ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry
     
  • Based on a crowdsourced Geo-Wiki campaign, a set of rules was formulated to downward adjust original estimates of land availability for bioenergy production. Environmental Science & Technology