Proposal - OurNet - Locality Information database

Grant Proposal

Part 1 - Proposal Submission

Name of Project:


Proposal in one sentence:

The construction of a global, crowdsourced data-bank of locality based organisations and administrations to enable and empower individuals to access and utilise local facilities, giving rise to stronger community involvement and influence.

Description of the project and what problem is it solving:

To create a crowd-sourced database using crowd verification techniques, to construct a list of organisations, authorities and other entities to enable people to make contact and engage with, and thus influence, those organisations.

This project is a side shoot from our project – – which is a community publishing and communication platform designed to enhance and empower local communities, in a world that has become substantially globe-centric. The weakening of local communities is arguably due to the centralisation of media which focuses on global issues, leaving our populations overwhelmed with issues over which they can have little influence.

OurNet uses a mixture of locality based, user supplied information and publication, local chat areas and an event publishing system to allow people to share opinions, meet and exchange and request from each other, and publicise events they are setting up. OurNet also allows the creation of membership communities, interest and/or locality based, to encourage collaboration and innovation. It is designed to move people´s focus to areas where they can make a difference – encouraging local publishing, local connection and local collaboration. This will significantly impact issues such as isolation, lack of meaning and loneliness as people start being connected in their locality.

This proposal for a crowd sourced database will allow the development on a global level of an extensive directory of local resources which are supplied by and validated by local people.

Grant Deliverables:

*** Grant Deliverable 1**

Creation of a system, embedded within encouraging the harvesting and validation of local organisational data, including type, category, geo-location and area of service, and using that data to feed information to

*** Grant Deliverable 2**

Making dataset available to locality users and encourage/promote expansion of data regions

Which category best describes your project? Pick one.

Unleash data

Which Fundamental Metric best describes your project? Pick one.

Total Value Locked

What is the final product?:

How does this project drive value to the “fundamental metric” (listed above) and the overall Ocean ecosystem? This is best expressed as Expected ROI, details here.

Data sets brought to OCEAN:

  1. A map a global local GIS of localities and geolocations.
  2. Locally curated lists of organisational data, including type, category, geo-location and area of service

The projects will bring data sets that can be used further by wider communities for various use cases thus increasing the Total Value Locked in the Ocean ecosystem. The investment seeked is $17,600 and more will be invested from our side to set up this architecture. We could bring GIS data to OCEAN and add multi-fold value to the ecosystem.

The global geographic information systems (GIS) market size is expected to grow from USD 8.1 billion in 2020 to USD 14.5 billion by 2025. I believe our collaboration could bring a major domain to the ecosystem for use.

Funding Requested: $17,600

Proposal Wallet Address: 0x3D5a3052fF5A3C65f5c300cF7bAA4C08617509B9

Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant: No

Team Website (if applicable): ( for dev site)

Project lead Contact Email:

Country of Residence: Portugal

Part 2 - Proposal Details

Project Deliverables - Category:

  • Data will be made available on Ocean Market

If the project includes software:

  • Are there any mockups or designs to date? Currently the site is being developed, and will be live on on the 10th August 2021. Dev version currently on
  • An overview of the technology stack? MySql, SpringBoot and React, but developing Blockchain elements and researching distributed hosting.

If the project includes community engagement:

  • Running the campaign on social media indefinitely because OurNet is a Social Media platform, and we shall be ongoingly promoting our site through other Social Media platforms.

Project Deliverables - Roadmap

Any prior work completed thus far?

  • Currently the site is being developed, and will go live on on the 10th August 2021. Local municipality launch in October and subsequent roll out to Portugal and then the UK.
  • We shall develop the data harvesting software over the next four months to be complete by the 1st January 2022.
  • The database will be described and published on a variety of social media platforms on its completion.
  • Please include the team’s future plans and intentions.
    • The site and all its software will be strategically developed and maintained as the site grows
    • We are planning to add a marketplace and Advertising capability and we shall approach Ocean later for another round to develop a blockchain version of a local advertising system controlled by users/publishers

Team members

Michael Brodie

  • Role: CEO, visioneer, social entrepreneur
  • Relevant Credentials (e.g.):
  • Background/Experience:
    • Founder of Archaid Community Technical Aid Centre
    • Founder/Publisher of Connect Magazine
    • Co-Founder of InterBe - Narrative Transformation Practice
    • Founder of
    • Founder of OurSciNet

Maria Valinhas

Eduardo Marques

  • Role: Backend and Security
  • Relevant Credentials (e.g.):
  • Background/Experience:
    • Audio Engineer
    • BeeKeeper
    • And now, the love of his life, Backend Programmer

Luis Marques

Juliana Liberali

Additional Information has been adopted by Aveiro Municipality as their platform of choice for their bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2027, with a grant of €20,000 to support the development and launch in October 2021.

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Hello, this is a good project to support, but I see links could you shared are still in development. Could you pass mockups, or other reference links to your project for a read-out?
More info will be helpful on how you will manage to do the ambitious task and maybe a peak into what is going live by Aug 10.
Best of luck.

Hi, apolgies about that.
The link should now be working, if not should work. This site will be live on August 10th
And here´s a wireframe mockup of the complete site under development - that will be fully complete by October
Thank you!


Thanks for the proposal :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


Which category best describes your project? Pick one.

Which Fundamental Metric best describes your project? Pick one.

For each of these, the description currently gives many answers. Could you update such that it only has one answer for each.

Thank you!

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Sorry Trent, my first time here! My highlight didn´t copy across.
We´ll be bringing data to OceanProtocal, and the metric is Total Volume Locked!
I love what you´re building here, as a community and as a solution!!!

I love what you´re building here, as a community and as a solution!!!

Thank you:) :slight_smile:

We´ll be bringing data to OceanProtocal , and the metric is Total Volume Locked !

Thank you. Could you edit the original post to update accordingly, please? It will help other readers to understand, rather than having to discover in the comments.

Sure - it´s done :grinning: