World Soils and their Assessment

12-16 May 2014

ISRIC, Wageningen Campus

This is a refresher course on international standards for soils assessment. It will provide an introduction to the soils of the world and their diversity, their main forming factors, their classification, and their management. The course will be a mix of lectures  and hands-on exercises. It will make use of the facilities of the new ISRIC World Soil Museum ( The course also includes a field excursion in the area around Wageningen, which has a rich diversity of landscapes and soils. In the field, several topics will be addressed, among which are: soil and landscape relations, soil formation, soil classification, field description of soils, and soil management. For more information and to register, please click here