The GROW Observatory is a citizen’s observatory
We are working together to take action on climate, build better soil, grow healthier food, and validate the new generation of Copernicus satellites.
Whatever your scale, location or experience, your food production can benefit, and you can 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.
Together we will build evidence to support policy change towards climate action, zero hunger and life on land.
Sensors across Europe
GROW’s citizen scientists have placed sensors in their soil, to feed soil moisture data back to the observatory. This network of soil sensors is unprecedented, increasing the number in the ground across Europe from a few hundred to many thousands.
We have supported Communities of Place and created Communities of Interest. More than 20,000 people have actively collaborated in citizen science and data collection. Some of our 24 GROW communities in 13 European countries are featured here.
Learn how you can contribute to the GROW Observatory
In memory of Devyn Olson-Sawyer
Devyn, a valued member of the GROW community, passed away in September 2019 after three years working for the GROW Observatory. She brought wit, enthusiasm and warmth to the project and she will be deeply missed.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.690199