GROW soil moisture data



The GROW Observatory collected data from across Europe using low cost soil sensors to collect data about the soil and growing conditions. Across 24 GROW places, in 13 Countries, 6,500 Flower Power sensors were deployed following a scientifically validated protocol to collect time series data from November 2017 to October 2019. Participants included community groups, land managers, small and family farms, science and educational institutes with access to land including vineyards, agro-forestry, and food growing. Data were collected every 15 minutes by the sensor and uploaded by the participants using mobile phones, sending the data to the GROW servers. Please see for further details.

Data in the time series was:

Soil Moisture (%)
Temperature (C)
Light Level (Lumens)

In addition the following metadata was collected:

Latitude and Longitude of the Sensor
Name of the Sensor
Date of Observation

Data Format and Size
Size: 22GB
Format: CSV file

GrowLocations.csv Data about the sensor locations
GrowTimeSeries.csv The time series data. Data is linked via the serial number of the sensors.

This data is made available under a CC-BY 4.0 licence

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690199

Keywords: Soil Moisture, Time Series, GeoLocation, Consumer Sensor, Scale.
Date made availableMay 2020
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Date of data productionNov 2016 - Oct 2019

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