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Citizen Science: Sensing the World

University of Dundee via FutureLearn

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Improve your soil and monitor the changing climate as a citizen scientist

Did you know satellites are constantly monitoring soil moisture, even in your garden? Monitoring the moisture in soil can help predict floods, fires and droughts.

On this course, you will learn about the ESA’s Sentinel-1 Missions, and how citizens can validate satellite data locally with sensors.

You’ll discover sensing, and become part of the GROW Citizen Observatory. You will collaborate with other growers and scientists to learn about soil sensors and make sense of the data to improve your growing practice.

Now is the time to make a difference! Join us and become a citizen scientist.

This course has been created for anyone interested in any of the following subjects: soil, climate, technology, satellites, food growing and the environment. You don’t need any special experience, however, it might be of particular interest to: small farmers, community and urban growers, gardeners, land managers and allotment growers as people interested in climate monitoring, sensing, social innovation and space science, technology enthusiasts and teachers in science and environment-related subjects. This course brings together people who love soil with people who love data.

You won’t need any specific equipment to participate in this course. This course will help you to learn more about soil sensors, so you may wish to try one out if you have one, but this is not required.

Taught by

Dr Drew Hemment

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Emilie D
5.0 9 months ago
Emilie completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Another good course from GROW Observatory! Definitely helped me better understand citizen science and some ways it can be helpfully utilized.
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