What is CITI-SENSE Citizens' Observatories Toolbox?

The main goal of the Citizens’ Observatories Toolbox (COT) developed in the CITI-SENSE project is to provide various tools with guidance for the future usage bycitizens, scientists and interest groups, as well as commercial interest. 

The CITI-SENSE COT includes any resources and guidance, procedures, software, hardware or services developed by CITI-SENSE that can be used to support citizens to participate in environmental monitoring and enable citizens to contribute to community based environmental decision making.

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The CITI-SENSE Citizens Observatories Toolbox addresses the following components:

 

 

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How to use CITI-SENSE Citizens' Observatories Toolbox?

In CITI-SENSE, we view COT as two perspectives on the same thing, i.e., as the head and the tail of a coin, the users' perspective and the developers' perspective.

The tools in CITI-SENSE Citizens' Observatories Toolbox can be used individually or used in combination with each other. For individual usage, click each Toolkit in the figure or each subpage of the Toolkit within this page, and find more information on how to use it. For combined usage, you can find more information under page 'Use Examples'.

 

Who can use CITI-SENSE Citizens' Observatories Toolbox?

The tools in CITI-SENSE Citizens' Observatories Toolbox can be used by different stakeholders and end users, e.g., general citizens who is interested in air quality related environmental issues, environmental NGOs, authorities, industries, students, teachers, parents, school boards, etc., for different purpose, for example, research, urban planning, environmental sensing, education, and citizen science related activities, etc. 

What are terms of use CITI-SENSE Citizens' Observatories Toolbox?

If you use any tool from the CITI-SENSEN Citizens' Observatories Toolbox, please refer to the toolkit developer and their references, as well as to the CITI-SENSE project as follows: The toolkit was partly developed by the CITI-SENSE project. CITI-SENSE is a Collaborative Project partly funded by the EU FP7-ENV-2012 under grant agreement no. 308524.

 

How to Assess CITI-SENSE Citizens' Observatories Toolbox?

Here is the form which is designed to collect users feedback on a tool or product developed by the CITI-SENSE project. It only take less than 5 minutes to complete. You can access the form from here.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 308524.