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GROW Observatory

Objective

The GROW Observatory (GROW) will create a sustainable citizen platform and community to generate, share and utilise information on land, soil and water resource at a resolution hitherto not previously considered. The vision is to underpin smart and sustainable custodianship of land and soil, whilst meeting the demands of food production, and to answer a long-standing challenge for space science, namely the validation of soil moisture detection from satellites. GROW is highly innovative project leveraging and combining low cost consumer sensing technology, a simple soil test and a large user base of growers and plant enthusiasts to contribute individual soil and land data. It is designed to engage primarily individual growers and small-scale farmers across Europe, and to enable them to develop new wisdom and innovative practices through the collective power of shared and open data and knowledge. Citizens contributing data will gain access to the first single-source comprehensive crop and watering advice service for individual and small-scale growers incorporating scientific and crowdsourced information. Moreover, they will develop ‘campaigns’ (coordinated sampling operations) around local needs and issues, to underpin smarter decision-making and implementation of policy objectives. GROW will actively identify and enable new and credible social and business innovation processes, creating potential new services, applications and markets. The outcome will be a central hub of open knowledge and data created and maintained by growers that will be of value to the citizens themselves as well as specialist communities in science, policy and industry. The GROW partnership will connect and scale to globally dispersed communities linked through digital and social platforms, and a wide range of additional citizen associations and NGOs in sustainable agriculture, gardening, food democracy and land management.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 725 519,22
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
United Kingdom

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Region
Eastern Scotland Angus and Dundee City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 725 519,22

Participants (20)

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 269 000,00
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg

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Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Südteil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 269 000,00
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 126 687,50
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 126 687,50
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 68 637,63
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 68 637,63
WATER PLATFORM COMPANY BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 219 887,50
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 219 887,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HYDROLOGIC BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 69 475,00
Address
Stadsring 57
3811 HN Amersfoort

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 69 475,00
STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 129 238,38
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 129 238,38
FUTURE EVERYTHING CIC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 497 791,88
Address
Manchester Technology Centre Oxford Road
M1 7ED Manchester

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 497 791,88
RESEAU EUROPEEN POUR DES INITIATIVES COMMUNAUTAIRES SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Mundo-b Building, Rue D'edimbourg 26
1050 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
SUSTAINABLE IRELAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 395 648,05
Address
North Tipperary Green Enterprise Park
Cloughjordan Co Tipperary

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Southern Mid-West
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 395 648,05
CULTUREPOLIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 249 945,00
Address
Alepochori Kamara
49084 Kerkyra

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Region
Κέρκυρα Ιόνια Νησιά Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 249 945,00
PARROT SA

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Quai De Jemmapes 174/178
75010 Paris
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 244 127,50
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 244 127,50
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 210 750,00
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 210 750,00
THINGFUL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 129 714,54
Address
3 Scrutton Street
EC2A 4HF London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — East Hackney and Newham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 129 714,54
INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 34 702,50
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 34 702,50
STORYTHINGS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 41 912,50
Address
The Barn High Street Upper Beeding
BN44 3WN Steyning

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Sussex (North East)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 41 912,50
MISKOLCI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 109 593,75
Address
Egyetemvaros
3515 Miskolc

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Region
Alföld és Észak Észak-Magyarország Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 109 593,75
THE FOREST TRUST LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 32 625,00
Address
The Pavilion Botleigh Grange Business Park Hedge End
SO30 2AF Southampton

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight South Hampshire
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 32 625,00
PERMACULTURE ASSOCIATION (BRITAIN)LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 506 663,69
Address
Broad Lane Kirkstall Hollybusch Conservation Centre
LS5 3BP Leeds

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 506 663,69
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 35 000,00
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 35 000,00