About the project

citizenMorph is a citizen science project that builds on the MORPH project. citizenMorph deals with the detection of geomorphological phenomena and with the shapes of our solid earth surface (… from sand ripples to landslides). Futhermore, the project deals with the factors and processes associated to the origin and development of these forms. The study of geomorphology and geomorphological issues is becoming increasingly important as we all now feel climate change in our daily lives. One example of their relation is the increasing number of landslides and mudflows. In order to better understand and predict such events, it is important to collect as much data as possible.

Remote sensing data (satellite images) can help to recognize geomorphological phenomena and changing landscapes. But it is hard to study the changes only based on satellite images. We need help from citizens for checking the remote sensing data. For this purpose, a mobile application will be made available to citizens to easily map landscape changes. The data provided by the citizens greatly support scientists in their work.

The mobile application should be easy for citizens to use and should respond to their digital skills. That’s why it’s important for us to work with citizens while creating the application: Citizens are involved in the various steps of the application development, making sure that it is well usable for all those interested and arouses (further) interest in geomorphology and citizen science.

Project data citizenMorph
Duration: July 2018 – Juni 2020
Funding: Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research (FWF) -TopCitizenScience (TCS)