WoSIS - Cooperating institutions and experts

Location of shared, unique profiles managed in WoSIS (about 76,000, status “received as is“ i.e. prior to further standardisation/harmonization; 4 Dec. 2015).

WoSIS - Cooperating institutions and experts

The development of WoSIS (World Soil Information Service) has been made possible thanks to the contributions and shared knowledge of a steadily growing number of data providers, including soil survey organisations, research institutes and individual experts* (listed below in 'alphabetical' order).

1) Data providers whose contributions have already been processed in WoSIS:

-   Africa Soil Profiles Database (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/content/africa-soil-profiles-database)

-   Belgium, historic soil profiles Flanders (Aardewerk-Vlaanderen-2010, Vlaamse overheid, Departement LNE, dienst Land en Bodembescherming).

-   Bhutan, National Soil Services Centre (NSSC), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Thimphu.

-   Brazilian national soil profile data (compiled by Cooper et al. 2005, ESALQ-USP)

-   Brazilian-Amazon: Soil properties database of the Amazon part from the RADAMBRASIL project (compiled by Bernoux et al. 2003, CENA-USP; data shared in the framework of the GEFSOC project)

-   Canadian Soil Information Service (CanSIS), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Government of Canada (see: http://wms1.agr.gc.ca/xgeng/pedon.zip ; http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/)

-    Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO): various inputs through SOTER and WISE-related projects (see: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3161e.pdf).    

-   Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografiá (INEGI), Mexico

-    International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN, see http://iscn.fluxdata.org/Pages/default.aspx)

-    ISRIC Soil Information System (ISIS, for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/establishment-national-soil-reference-collections-nasrec)

-    ISRIC World Inventory of Soil Emission Potentials (WISE) soil profile database (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/content/cooperating-institutions-and-experts-wise)

-    SOTER-AR, Soil and Terrain Database for Argentina (for contributors see http://www.isric.org/projects/soil-and-terrain-database-soter-argentina)

-    SOTER-CAF, Soil and Terrain Database for Central Africa (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-central-africa-sotercaf)

-    SOTER-CN, Soil and Terrain Database for China (for contributors, see http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-china)

-    SOTER-CU, Soil and Terrain Database for Cuba (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-cuba)

-    SOTER-EUR, Soil and Terrain Database for Central and Eastern Europe (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/content/soveur-partners)

-    SOTER-KE, Soil and terrain database for Kenya (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-kenya-kensoter)

-    SOTER-KET, Soil and Terrain Database for Upper Tana River Catchment (for contributors see http://www.isric.org/projects/soil-and-terrain-soter-database-upper-tana-kenya)

-    SOTER-LAC, Soil and Terrain Database for Latin America and the Caribbean  (for contributors see:  http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-latin-america-and-caribbean-soterlac)

-    SOTER-MW, Soil and Terrain Database for Malawi (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/data/soil-and-terrain-database-malawi-ver-10-sotermalawi)

-    SOTER-NP; Soil and Terrain Database for Nepal (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-nepal)

-    SOTER-TN, Soil and Terrain Database for Tunisia (for contributors see http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-tunisia)

-    SOTER-SAF, Soil and Terrain Database for Southern Africa (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-southern-africa-sotersaf)

-    SOTER-SN&GM, Soil and Terrain Database for Senegal and the Gambia (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-senegal-and-gambia)

-    SOTER-ZA, Soil and Terrain Database for South Africa (for contributors see: http://www.isric.org/projects/soter-south-africa)

-    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, various inputs through regional SOTER activities)

-    USA: National Cooperative Soil Survey, National Cooperative Soil Characterization Database (NCSS; see: http://ncsslabdatamart.sc.egov.usda.gov/ ;  NRCS, see http://sdmdataaccess.nrcs.usda.gov/)


2) Data providers whose contributions still have to be processed in WoSIS:

-   Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia (for collaborating agencies see http://www.clw.csiro.au/aclep/soilandlandscapegrid/Partners.html)-  

-   Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)

-   Canadian Upland Forest Soil Carbon Database (May 2016 version), Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest,
    Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta ( http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/research-centres/nofc/13485 )

-   Michaelson GJ, Ping C-L and Clark M 2013. Soil pedon carbon and nitrogen data for Alaska: An analysis and update.  Open Journal of Soil Science 3,
    132-142. URL  



3) How may I to contribute to the WoSIS effort?

Should you desire to contribute soil profile data to the global WoSIS effort please click here.



* To our regret, at this stage, we can only list the major data contributors here. In the near future, however, we aim to make the full overview of contributors  available through the WoSIS-related web page.