ISRIC is collaboratively developing a centralized and user–focused server database, known as ISRIC World Soil Information Service (WoSIS), that draws on contributions from many data providers.
Upon their standardisation, the point data are made freely available to the international community to address a range of global issues.
Safeguard world soil data 'as is' (especially for soil legacy data)
Share soil data (point, polygon, grid) upon their standardization and harmonization
Provide quality-assessed input for a growing range of environmental applications.
At present, the focus is on standardising soil point (profile) data for the world. The quality assessed and standardised data are freely available to the international community through several webservices, in compliance with the conditions specified by the various data providers.
The DATA (WoSIS) project draws on voluntary contributions from numerous data providers, and plays an important role in supporting the activities of the ICSU-WDS accredited World Data Centre for Soils (WDC Soils) at ISRIC.