Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities 2015

Methods and tools for 2D and 3D soil analysis and mapping (more information about the ISRIC's Spring School)

Important information: This programme (day-by-day schedule and specific modules) is being regularly updated. For most accurate information please always refer to this URL.

Please note that to participate in the GSIF course you have to bring your own laptop computer. Contact the spring school coordinator If you would like to participate but are not able to bring your own laptop.


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Daily programme:

 

DAY 0 (OPTIONAL, Friday, 15 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 17.00 Introduction to the statistical software R (optional) Lumen 1&2
Guided self-study
G.B.M. Heuvelink,
B. Kempen

 

DAY 1 (Monday, 18 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 9.45 Official opening of the ISRIC Spring School GAIA 1

Spring school coordinator

ISRIC director

9.45 - 10.30 Course overview (day by day) / Introduction to the GSIF framework Lumen 1&2 T. Hengl
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Geostatistics for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
lecture
G.B.M Heuvelink
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Geostatistics for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
computer practical

G.B.M Heuvelink,
B. Kempen

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.00 Geostatistics for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
computer practical

G.B.M Heuvelink,
B. Kempen

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

Lumen 1&2  computer practical

T. Hengl

 

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 19 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.15 Structures and functions for soil point data Lumen 1&2
lecture
J. Mendes de Jesus,
T. Hengl
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 - 12.30 Structures and functions for soil point data Lumen 1&2
computer practical
J. Mendes de Jesus,
T. Hengl
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Regression modelling for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
lecture
T. Hengl, B. Kempen
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 Regression modelling for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
computer practical
T. Hengl, B. Kempen
19.00 - 22.00 Dinner in town (Colours World Food restaurant)    

 

DAY 3 (Wednesday, 20 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.15 Quantification of uncertainty in soil modelling and error propagation Lumen 1&2
lecture
G.B.M Heuvelink
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 - 12.30 Quantification of uncertainty in soil modelling and error propagation Lumen 1&2
computer practical
G.B.M Heuvelink
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Sampling methods for soil mapping Lumen 1&2
lecture
D.J.  Brus
15:00 -15:30 Coffee Break    
15.30 - 17:30 Sampling methods for soil mapping

Lumen 1&2  computer practical

D.J. Brus

 

DAY 4 (Thursday, 21 May):

 

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.15 2D and 3D soil mapping with the GSIF package for R Gaia 1
lecture
T. Hengl
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break    
10.30 - 12.30 2D and 3D soil mapping with the GSIF package for R Gaia 1
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)

Gaia 1
lecture + demo
T. Hengl
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 SoilGrids tutorial (accessing and visualizing data from SoilGrids) Gaia 1
computer practical
T. Hengl

 

DAY 5 (Friday, 22 May):

 

Block Topic Room/ type Lecturer
9.00 - 10.30 Visit to World Soil Museum and assignment WSM
 
Stephan Mantel
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 GSIF workshop: participants are provided the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback Gaia 1 all
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 14:30 Digital soil resource inventories: status and prospects Gaia 1 D.G. Rossiter
14:30 - 15:30 Course evaluation, certificates and closing Gaia 1 all