Citizens’ contribution to EO-based tools and services

Two large European Commission H2020 programmes, theEvolution of Emergency Copernicus services (E2mC) project (https://www.e2mc-project.eu/) and SMURBS project (http://smurbs.eu/) funded under the ERA-NET Cofund Action Programme ERA-PLANET (http://www.era-planet.eu/), are exchanging knowledge and experience on citizens’ input and user needs on disaster response. SMURBS shared with E2mC its extensive report based on a thorough user need analysis, concluding to 21 key messages for uptake when building smart urban solutions for air quality, disaster and urban growth stresses. E2mC hosted a successful workshop on the use of social media and crowdsourcing to improve satellite mapping in disaster management (https://www.e2mc-project.eu/success-of-the-workshop-on-the-use-of-social-media-and-crowdsourcing-for-disaster-management). SMURBS was honored to be invited and gained useful insights on this topic, while at the same time its main first year outcomes were disseminated to a distinguished social media and crowd sourcing exploitation community.