Join us in GROW Observatory
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, while contributing to vital scientific environmental monitoring.
Are you interested in…
Whatever your scale, location or experience, you can benefit and make a difference.
Help us address science challenges and data gaps, from creating soil maps to enhancing climate prediction models and earth observation from satellites.
Need evidence for change towards sustainable land practices?
…then GROW is looking for you
Interested in building better soil, helping science with vital environmental monitoring, or to grow better food and learn sustainable practices?
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen Science involves people volunteering to help professional scientists answer important research questions – and is one of the ways you can participate in GROW. Citizen science can engage hundreds and even thousands of people to conduct simple experiments, providing data that would be too costly or time-consuming to generate through other means. The increased availability of smartphones and low-cost sensing technologies has opened up new possibilities for collaborative data collection and sense making.
For GROW, Citizen Science will involve growers generating and contributing data on their soil and their land use practices, to help validate sustainable growing techniques. It will also help satellite science answer important environmental monitoring questions by measuring soil moisture at high spatial resolution over large geographical areas. This will help with the vital global challenge of climate change adaptation.
GROW in a nutshell
Meet the team and find out in a few short minutes what GROW is all about!
The latest GROW happenings
We’ll share stories and more about the project, including lessons learned and data insights.
at Cloughjordan, IE
at Dundee, UK
Interested in building better soil, helping science with vital environmental monitoring, or just interested in sustainable food practices?