Only one STSM was undertaken in year 1 of the COST Action. In this STSM, Cidalia Fonte of the University of Coimbra (PT) spent two weeks with Lucy Bastin (UK) of Aston University, Birmingham. The main aim of this STSM was to develop collaborative work on the review and analysis of the state of the art use of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) to validate Land Cover Maps (LCM), which is one of the topics that is being addressed in WG4 of COST Action TD1202. The Scientific Report from the STSM can be viewed here.
The main outcome of the STSM was to make progress on the WG4 review paper, which partly as a result of the STSM, has been published in the International Journal of Geographic Information Science:
Fonte, C.C., Bastin, L., See, L., Foody, G. & Lupia, F. (2015): Usability of VGI for validation of land cover maps, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1018266