Since its beginning in 1991, numerous organizations and scientists have contributed in various ways to WISE-related activities; we gratefully acknowledge the following:
Experts from over 67 countries who contributed profiles for the WISE database (1992-present)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy (1991-1995): Provision of soil profile data and development of spatial data set (0.5 arc deg.) derived from the 1995 version of the Digital Soil Map of the World; development of pedotransfer functions (ISRIC-FAO-IIASA, 1996-1997), as later adapted in support the HWSD-project (2007-present).
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Lincoln, USA (1991-1994): Provision of soil profile data.
Partners of the Global Environment Facility co-funded projects on soil carbon stocks and changes (GEF-SOC (2002-2005); GEF-CBP (2009-2012))
International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN, 2014-present); sharing of soil profile data.
Dutch National Research Programme on Global Air Pollution and Climate Change (NRP Project 851039; 1991-1994), funding agency
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria (1996-1997), methodology development (taxotransfer rules)
Global Soil Data Task Force (IGBP-DIS; 1991-1994), international collaboration
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, USA (2001), funding agency