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Ground Truth 2.0 - Environmental knowledge discovery of human sensed data

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.

Coordinator

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Address

Westvest 7
2611 Ax Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 175 480,30

Participants (13)

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HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 320 296,38

STICHTING AKVO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 340 187,50

TYGRON BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 279 387,50

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 312 473,75

STARLAB BARCELONA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 256 354,88

ALTRAN INNOVACION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 391 779,50

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA YAPLICACIONES FORESTALES CONSORCIO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 370 113,75

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 324 475

GAVAGAI AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 333 029,38

CONSERVATION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 317 197,50

TRANS-AFRICAN HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 200 619,38

UPANDE LIMITED

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 239 629,69

WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF) ZAMBIA

Zambia

EU Contribution

€ 114 069,38

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689744

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 755 298,45

  • EU contribution

    € 4 975 093,89

Coordinated by:

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Netherlands