COS4CLOUD (Co-designed citizen observatories for the EOS-Cloud) aims to design prototyped and implemented services that address the Open Science challenges shared by Citizen observatories of biodiversity.

The innovative services are designed, prototyped and implemented to improve the data and information quality using deep machine learning, automatic video recognition, advanced mobile app interfaces, and other cutting-edge technologies, based on data models and data protocols validated by traditional science.

The new services are designed to be user oriented, engaging a wide range of stakeholders in society, government, industry, academia, agencies, and research to co-design service requirements. As a result, COS4CLOUD integrates citizen science in the European Open Science Cloud, bringing Citizen Science (CS) projects as a service for the scientific community and society at large.