GROW Citizens’ Observatory: Leveraging the power of citizens, open data and technology to generate engagement, and action on soil policy and soil moisture monitoring

M. Woods (Lead / Corresponding author), D. Hemment, R. Ajates, A. Cobley, A. Xaver, G. Konstantakopoulos

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Abstract

Citizens’ Observatories (COs) seek to extend conventional citizen science activities to scale up the potential of citizen sensing for environmental monitoring and creation of open datasets, knowledge and action around environmental issues, both local and global. The GROW CO has connected the planetary dimension of satellites with the hyperlocal context of farmers and their soil. GROW has faced three main interrelated challenges associated with each of the three core audiences of the observatory, namely citizens, scientists and policy makers: one is sustained citizen engagement, quality assurance of citizen-generated data and the challenge to move from data to action in practice and policy. We discuss how each of these challenges were overcome and gave way to the following related project outputs: 1) Contributing to satellite validation and enhancing the collective intelligence of GEOSS 2) Dynamic maps and visualisations for growers, scientists and policy makers 3) Social-technical innovations data art.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012060
Number of pages2
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume509
Early online date9 Jul 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th International Symposium on Digital Earth - Florence, Italy
Duration: 24 Sep 201927 Sep 2019
http://www.digitalearth2019.eu/

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