Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
GROW Observatory, University of Dundee
Name of the organization/project in English: 
GROW Observatory, University of Dundee
Please select the type of your organization/project: 
Research Project
Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.: 
The GROW Observatory (GROW) is a European-wide project engaging thousands of growers, scientists and others passionate about the land. We will discover together, using simple tools to better manage soil and grow food, while contributing to vital scientific environmental monitoring.Our vision is to support the emergence of a movement of citizens generating, sharing and using information on growing and the land
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
GROW Observatory: citizen science in actionThe GROW Observatory, an EU Horizon 2020 project, is led by a team based at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design at University of Dundee. Working with 18 partner organisations from 8 countries across Europe, the project is an innovative approach to creating a community of citizen growers, gardeners, small scale farmers, scientists and policy makers, all working together to learn from each other, provide growing and policy advice and contribute data on local soil conditions, to help validate climate change models generated by satellite.The project vision is to support and build smart and sustainable custodianship of the land and soil across Europe and to provide an answer to the long standing challenge for space science, which is the need to validate climate change models with soil moisture detection on the ground. These data and this knowledge will in turn also be used to inform policy decisions on land use, soil management and climate change.GROW will empower citizen growers, gardeners and small scale farmers to understand better their environment and their impact on land and soil and to use that knowledge to address land and soil degradation. To achieve this, GROW will deploy low cost sensing technology to gather data on key soil variables, collated via mobile phones and tablets, and large scale, world leading technology, including satellites. Growers will be empowered and encouraged to join a Europe wide network through the GROW advice service, that they will help to build by producing data and information on growing and soil management. GROW is a wide ranging and varied partnership that is working with digital communities, environmental scientists, growers, gardeners and citizens interested in the environment.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
GROW Observatory
Project URL: 
https://growobservatory.org/about
Brief description of project: 
The GROW Observatory (GROW) is a European-wide project engaging thousands of growers, scientists and others passionate about the land. We will discover together, using simple tools to better manage soil and grow food, while contributing to vital scientific environmental monitoring.
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Climate/Meteorology
Earth Sciences
Food
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Plant
Social and Behavioural Sciences
Soil
Water
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European
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https://www.facebook.com/GROWObservatory/ https://twitter.com/growobservatory https://www.instagram.com/growobservatory/