Crowdsourcing Data Analysis

Large data sets such as collections of scanned documents or images from camera traps can be hard to analyze automatically. “Volunteer Thinking” where participants help classify images, text, audio or video, is a widespread form of crowdsourcing, which is already applied in fields related to sustainable development. For example, analyzing satellite imagery to detect deforestation or social media streams about natural disasters to filter useful information for first responders.

Help the Science Gallery in Venice to classify images of flood and make the Digital AquaGranda Archive, a multimedia archive on the phenomenon of high water in Venice, searchable for scientists and artists.

Social media is a potential source of data in case of natural disasters, however the information is not always reliable. Help us check and improve the data coming from social media to provide high-quality data quickly to first responders.

In JungleWeather volunteers help transcribe historical documents for tracing climate patterns and study how the Congolese jungle is reacting to climate, in perticular the growth and flowering of trees in the Congo basin.

The rainforests need to be protected. ForestEyes lets you track deforestation by classifying remote sensing tiles that are going to be the training set of a classification algorithm.

Human rights investigators have access to more information than ever before. With this opportunity comes the challenge of sifting through huge volumes of data to find signals of human rights violations.

The Penguin Watch project aims to better understand the environmental threats responsible for the decline in penguin colonies. Volunteers classify short videos and image stills of penguins captured by cameras.

A science observation game that helps contribute to our understanding of environmental factors in the deep ocean, biodiversity associated with deep-sea environments, and how species interact with each other and with their environment.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Eterna project harnessed online gamers toward a solution: the OpenVaccine challenge. Their mission? To develop mRNA vaccines stable enough to be deployed to everyone in the world.

By spoting animals in photographs captured by automated cameras in burnt areas you help researchers better understand the impact of fire on our biodiversity and ecosystems.