Who we are?

The Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) is a public research institution located in Barcelona. CREAF’s main objective is to generate knowledge and create new methodological tools in the fields of environmental sciences and ecology. The research carried out by the CREAF can be grouped into 4 main areas: Biodiversity, Functional Ecology and Global Change, Forest Ecology and Forest Fires, and Environmental and Territorial Analysis and GIS. In the last area, the Grumets group is conducting research in large volumes of data, web cartography, time series remote sensing, and geospatial standards and is the maintenance of Remote sensing and SIG MiraMon software.

The Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya (Meteorological agency of Catalonia) is a public company, attached to the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya, which is responsible for managing meteorological observation and forecasting systems in Catalonia.


In a digital world there will be a place that allows citizens, managers and politicians to share and consult phenological information. In addition, it will allow communication between actors and be sustainable over time.


The future Observatory will be the place where the data collected by citizens is stored, where they can be consulted in real time and influence decision-making.


  1. Create a platform of citizen science on the effects/impacts of climate change on nature where dissemination and results, through Open data, influence decision-making.
  2. Through the collection of data by the citizens and guided by a broad observation protocol, generate useful information to understand the impact of climate change on nature.
  3. Take benefits of existing platforms and communities, and regroup under the Observatory as an umbrella information and citizens acting and discussing the issue of the effects of climate change in nature.
  4. Promote the sustainability of the Citizen Observatory beyond the completion of the project.