The Scent consortium gathered for its second plenary meeting in Rome 14-15 June 2017. The two-day plenary was attended by 24 partners representing all 10 partner organisations. Read more
According to a new study, images of floods and other large amounts of water uploaded to the online social image gallery Flickr could help scientists predict floods before they overwhelm flood-prone areas and communities.
Researchers at the University of Warwick studied “tagged” photos on Flickr with words like “river” and “water” which were matched to known flood events, over a period of 10 years.
An initiative in Africa has begun crowdsourcing data from the public in order to banish the frequent “data not found” holes common in the continent’s cartography.