Global Soil Map project one of ‘Honorable Mentions’ for Data Rescue Award

‘Honorable Mention’

During the EGU (European Geosciences Union) meeting in Vienna the ‘2015 International Data Rescue Award in the Geosciences’ was handed out.

Johan Leenaars (ISRIC - World Soil Information) and Dominique Arrouays (INRA-Orleans) have submitted the GlobalSoilMap project for this award. The efforts and the results of the GlobalSoilMap consortium were appreciated by the judges and rewarded with one of the three ‘Honorable Mentions’.

Archived soil data collections are digitized, legacy soil profile data are compiled and soil grids are generated according to uniform specifications at national, continental and global level.

This award is an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance and Elsevier.