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Ground Truth 2.0 - Environmental knowledge discovery of human sensed data

Objective

Ground Truth 2.0 delivers the demonstration and validation of six scaled up citizen observatories in real operational conditions both in the EU and in Africa. It will strengthen the full feedback-loop in the information chain from citizen-based data collection to knowledge sharing for joint decision-making and cooperative planning. The project focuses on environmental indicators in urban and rural areas related to spatial planning issues, with a specific focus on flora and fauna as well as water availability and water quality for land and natural resources management. This is supported by an innovative web-based service for worldwide mapping and updating of land use. The overall objectives of Ground Truth 2.0 are to implement sustainable citizen observatories for the demonstration of their societal and economic benefits, and the global market uptake of the Ground Truth 2.0 concept and enabling technologies. The trans-disciplinary Ground Truth 2.0 approach consists of a multi-actor innovation process to combine the social dimensions of citizen observatories with enabling technologies so that their customisation and deployment is tailored to the envisaged societal and economic impacts of the observatories. The demonstration cases (4 EU and 2 African) cover the full 'spectrum’ of citizen-sensed data usage and citizen engagement, and therefore allow testing and validating of the concept and technologies, and evaluation of their impacts under a range of conditions. The Ground Truth 2.0 consortium presents a good mix of industry, SME, NGO, government, research and academia to ensure the roll out and uptake of the observatories. Ground Truth 2.0 is coordinating and interacting with other relevant initiatives, such as GEOSS, INSPIRE as well as the sister projects funded under the same call (namely GROW, SCENT and LANDSENSE) to create mutual synergies.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage
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Coordinator

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 175 480,30

Participants (13)

HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 320 296,38
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING AKVO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 187,50
Address
S Gravenhekje 1A
1011TG Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
TYGRON BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 279 387,50
Address
Lange Voorhout 46
2514 EG Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 312 473,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 256 354,88
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTRAN INNOVACION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 391 779,50
Address
Calle Llacuna 56 70 Edificio A P 7
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 370 113,75
Address
Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 324 475
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GAVAGAI AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 333 029,38
Address
Slussplan 9
111 30 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSERVATION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 317 197,50
Address
Mayfield House 256 Banbury Road
OX2 7DE Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRANS-AFRICAN HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 200 619,38
Address
Riara Road
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
UPANDE LIMITED
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 239 629,69
Address
Eden Square 7Th Floor Chiromo Road
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF) ZAMBIA
Zambia
EU contribution
€ 114 069,38
Address
Plot 4978 Los Angeles Boulevard Longacres
10101 Lusaka
Activity type
Other