Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities 2014

Methods and tools for 3D soil analysis and mapping (more information about the ISRIC's Spring School)


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Daily programme:

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DAY 0 (OPTIONAL, Friday, 9 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 17.00 Guided self-study of the statistical software R (Introduction to R) Forum PC621
computer practical
T. Hengl,
M. Ruiperez-Gonzalez

 

DAY 1 (Monday, 12 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 9.45 Welcome to ISRIC / Wageningen (both groups) GAIA 1 Spring school coordinator / ISRIC director
9.45 - 10.30 Course overview (day by day) / Introduction to the GSIF framework Forum C404 T. Hengl
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Geostatistics for soil mapping Forum C404
lecture
G.B.M Heuvelink
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Geostatistics for soil mapping Forum PC621
computer practical

G.B.M Heuvelink,
B. Kempen

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.00 Geostatistics for soil mapping Forum PC621
computer practical

G.B.M Heuvelink,
B. Kempen

17.00 - 18.00 Dinner break at campus restaurant for those joining the optional 'Scripting in R' session Forum ground floor  
18.00 - 20.00 Scripting in R / Combining R, SAGA GIS and Google Earth (optional)

Forum PC621
computer practical

T. Hengl

 

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 13 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.15 WorldSoilProfilesWOSIS, WorldGrids Forum C404
lecture
J. Mendes de Jesus,
T. Hengl
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 - 12.30 WorldSoilProfiles and WOSIS, WorldGrids practicals Forum PC621
computer practical
J. Mendes de Jesus,
T. Hengl
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 SOTER methods for soil mapping Forum C404
lecture
B. Kempen
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 SOTER methods for soil mapping Forum PC625
computer practical
B. Kempen, M. Ruiperez-Gonzalez
19.00 - 22.00 Dinner in town (Colours World Food restaurant)    

 

DAY 3 (Wednesday, 14 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.15 Quantification of uncertainty in soil modelling and error propagation Forum C404
lecture
G.B.M Heuvelink
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 - 12.30 Quantification of uncertainty in soil modelling and error propagation Forum PC621
computer practical
G.B.M Heuvelink,
B. Kempen
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Sampling for validation of digital soil maps GAIA 1
guest lecture
Dr. Dick Brus
15.00 Gather outside soil museum for sport event    
15.30 - 21:00

Sport event + BBQ and drinks

The sport event (15:30-17:30) will take place at Sports Centre de Bongerd, on the field behind the tennis courts.

The BBQ (18:30-21:00) will take place on the square behind the entrance to Gaia/Lumen buildings.

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DAY 4 (Thursday, 15 May):

 

Block Topic Room / type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.15 3D soil mapping with the GSIF package for R Forum C404
lecture
T. Hengl
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 - 12.30 3D soil mapping with the GSIF package for R Forum PC621
computer practical
T. Hengl
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00

3D soil mapping with the GSIF package for R

plotKML tutorial (loading soil data / soil maps to Google Earth

Forum C404
lecture + demo
T. Hengl
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 SoilGrids tutorial (accessing and visualizing data from SoilGrids) Forum PC606
computer practical
T. Hengl

 

DAY 5 (Friday, 16 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.30 Museum visit with lecture on world soils and assignment World Soil Museum (GAIA building) S. Mantel
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break; move to Forum 4th floor    
11.00 - 12.30

Presentations by participants

(Noémie Pousse) Modelling 'tricky' forest soils?

(Jacob Kaingo) Mapping soil hydraulic properties in Ilakala, Tanzania

(Milutin Pejovic) 3D Spatial  assessment of pollution in mining area

(Alevtina Evgrafova) Distribution and storage of soil organic carbon in mineral permafrost soils at multiple spatial scales

Forum C417 all
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch / Course certificates    
13.30 - 14:30

Presentations by participants

(Francesca Degan) Resilience of vineyard to erosion in a global change context

(Caley Gasch) Predicting presence and absence of a soil horizon in 3D

(John Wasige) Application of SOTER methodology to derive spatially resolved soil maps in Uganda

(Siavash Sedghi) Experiences with IranSoil.com facilities

Forum C417 all
14:30 - 15.15 Wrap-up session / Course evaluation Forum C417