Collaborative Observations of Weather: A Weather Information Sharers’ Community of Practice
2010 (English)In: 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST 2010, 2010, 392-399 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Beside occasional disastrous impacts of weather, weather also affects daily life. Societal and environmental challenges of the future include both providing customized weather information in-time due to users’ needs, and detecting climate change and its impacts on land and ecosystems. The accuracy of weather and climatic information is, however, limited by spatial and temporal borders that need to be overriden. Also, weather information services cannot be fully customized, a problem arising from the spatial inaccuracy of weather forecasts and observations. Here, the role of social media, collective and civic intelligence and crowd sourcing should be investigated. This paper envisions a community of weather-interested users that provide usable observations of weather and environmental change, and presents a web-based interface for this community as a new method to collect weather and climatic information. User-generated weather observations can be processed based on principles of collective intelligence and co-creation, in order to improve, customize and personolize weather information.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 392-399 p.
Weather, Forecast, Co-creation, Observation, Climate change, Community, Collective intelligence
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50422ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956296637ISBN: 978-989674025-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-50422DiVA: diva2:461862
6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST 2010. Valencia. 7 April 2010 - 10 April 2010
QC 201112082011-12-052011-12-052013-10-15Bibliographically approved