We are very grateful for the financial support of the following organisations


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. The Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all.

National Geograpic’s Great Nature Project

National Geographic’s Great Nature Project is a worldwide celebration of biodiversity. The Great Nature Project is inviting people of all ages to share the nature in their world with the whole world by taking pictures of plants and animals and sharing them online. In the process, they are helping to build a photographic record of global biodiversity.  http://greatnatureproject.org.


Esri has long supported the widespread use of GIS in classrooms and research labs around the world.  Students and faculty alike use GIS to build knowledge and solve problems in over a hundred different fields.  We currently have more than 11,000 universities and 20,000 schools using our technology.  At Esri UK we understand the increasingly important role GIS has to play in education. GIS allows students of all ages to learn about their world in new and captivating ways and, at the same time, acquire valuable skills they can transfer to the workplace.   Visit our education webpages for more information.

The UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

The UCL Research Strategy defines Grand Challenges: those areas in which we are facilitating cross-disciplinary interaction – within and beyond UCL – and applying our collective strengths, insights and creativity to overcome problems of global significance. The UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities (GCSC) seeks to rally the breadth of our expertise – in partnership with external agencies – to address aspects of the major problems facing cities in the 21st century.


EveryAware intends to integrate theoretical and practical techniques from the disciplines of environmental sensing, computer science, statistical physics and social science to collect and analyse physical measurements from sensors and associated subjective opinions of participants. Real-time analysis results are then provided to you through this website. Different case studies integrate participatory sensing with the monitoring of subjective opinions.

The Center for Urban Science and Progress

The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise/experts. These activities will make CUSP the world’s leading authority in the emerging field of “Urban Informatics.”

The Royal Geographic Society

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the learned society and professional body for geography and geographers. Founded in 1830, we are a world centre for geography: supporting research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, and promoting public engagement and informed enjoyment of our world. We are a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.


The SOCIENTIZE project is coordinating all agents involved in the citizen science process, setting the basis for this new open science paradigm. The project is promoting the usage of science infrastructures composed of dedicated and external resources, including professional and amateur scientists. SOCIENTIZE has set-up a network where infrastructure providers and researchers will recruit volunteers from a general public to perform science at home.

Engineering and Physical Science Research Council

EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.