On the importance of design for scientific posters - and Winning the First Prize!

Tuesday, 04 August 2020 16:33

Making complex information easy to understand not just to scientists but also to citizens is an art form, especially when it comes to describing things or places very few among us have ever seen or experienced: space.

With our partners at the University of Bern, Institute of Geography, Spatial Services GmbH (SpaSe), SPOTTERON took on that challenge and designed a poster for the AGIT & GI_Forum Poster competition on "SemantiX – A cross-sensor semantic Earth observation data cube to open and leverage essential climate variables with scientists and the public". 

From earth's orbit into a Citizen Science app

For better understanding: SemantiX, is a tool that aims to retrieve curated satellite data (photos of the earth and the impact of climate change on it during the past few decades) from satellites orbiting the globe to make them visible and easy to understand for everybody.

To visualize this complex idea, SPOTTERON designed an elegant logo, a comprehensive infographic and the poster itself, and we are happy to announce that it won the first place at the AGIT conference competition for the best scientific poster!

As you can see in the poster, this spectacular project will be included in the already existing "Nature's Calendar" Citizen Science app by the ZAMG that runs on the SPOTTERON platform, and therefore make it accessible to a high number of users. We will keep you posted on the development of that here on our blog.

But for now, please enjoy the AGIT & GI_Forum Poster competition winner, the SemantiX poster:

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  • Tune in for Citizen Science! From  6.-10. September, the European Citizen Science Conference 2020 will be held exclusively online in Trieste, Italy. We are glad to be part of an online session about ‚Technology Design' as well as a poster presentation. See the detailed program in our Blog!

    Tuesday, 01 September 2020
  • Suriname is a small country in South America, an impressive 93 per cent of it is covered in dense forests. With the new app Green Growth Forests - the first app on the SPOTTERON platform in South America - Citizen Scientists can help to keep it that way. Read more on the Blog!

    Wednesday, 19 August 2020