The concept of citizens’ observatories in CITI-SENSE rests on realizing the information chain “sensors-platform-products-users”.
The elements of this chain are: technologies for distributed monitoring and public perception survey (physical sensors and sensors platforms, and citizen as sensors); information and communication technologies (data server platforms); information products and services (e.g., mobile apps, web applicaitons, social media platforms, etc.); and citizen involvement in both monitoring/perception and societal decisions (users).
In CITI-SENSE, along the CITI-SENSE formation chain, you can see the various categories of the methods that developed and implemented in various citizens’ observatories within CITI-SENSE project. It includes: