Deliverable D1.11 Initial validation and socio-economic impacts report

The validation and impact assessment activities in the Ground Truth 2.0 project consist of formal, evidence-based procedures measuring project results against specific reference points:

  • Progress monitoring measuring general project-wide progress against the Ground Truth 2.0 objectives according to identified indicators and outputs.
  • Validation of the Demo Case Observatories both against requirements of local stakeholders andagainst the overall Ground Truth 2.0 concept for citizen observatories in terms of functionalities, scale, extent of use, and types of actor interactions.
  • An Impact assessment will capture social, institutional, economic and environmental changes that can be attributed to the Ground Truth 2.0 Demo Cases, comparing the situation during and following the up-scaling of the citizen observatories to an early initial baseline.

Together, the combination of monitoring, validation and impact assessment will provide a comprehensive feedback tool to inform improvements to the final citizen observatories and innovate specific aspects of the products, closing the gap between a proven technology and a commercialized product. The methodology and procedures to be employed iteratively throughout the project life time and beyond were elaborated in Ground Truth 2.0 Deliverable D1.10 Methodology for Validation and Impact Assessment (Wehn et al., 2017).

This deliverable presents the initial baseline situation in the six Ground Truth 2.0 Demonstration Cases
which was derived by applying the methodology of D1.10. The results of this report will inform work being carried out in Task T1.2 ’User-centred co-design of citizen observatories‘, the technical implementation in WP2 ’Enabling technologies: customization, deployment and upscaling‘, the exploitation strategy and market uptake in WP3, as well as Task T1.8 ‘Guidelines for sustainable citizen observatories and future recommendations‘.

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Deliverable D1.11 Initial validation and socio-economic impacts report

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