World Soils and their Assessment 2016

Introductory / refresher course on soils of the world and their assessment (more information about the ISRIC Spring School)

Who is it for: Soil and environmental scientists, students, professionals in natural resources management and planning.

PROVISIONAL DAILY PROGRAMME:

 

DAY 0 (OPTIONAL, Friday, 6 May): Introduction to soils

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
13.30 - 15.00 Introduction to soils and their properties Interactive lecture
World Soil Museum (WSM)
S. Mantel, T. Caspari
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.00 Introduction to soils and their properties Interactive lecture
WSM
S. Mantel, T. Caspari

 

DAY 1 (Monday, 9 May): Soils of the World and their classification

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
8.30-9.00 Registration and Coffee Hall Gaia building  
9.00 - 9.45

Official Opening of the ISRIC Spring School 2016

Group photo

Lecture
Gaia 1

B. Kempen, H. van den Bosch (ISRIC director)

9.45 - 10.30 Introduction round participants in elevator pitches

Interactive                    ATLAS 1

Participants
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Introduction to WRB concepts and terminology Lecture
ATLAS 1
S. Mantel and T. Caspari
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Soils of the World

Guest lecture               ATLAS 1

prof. dr. ir S. Deckers (KU Leuven)
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 Soils of the World

Guest lecture
ATLAS 1

prof. dr. ir S. Deckers (KU Leuven)

 

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 10 May): Applying the World Reference Base for Soil Resources

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
9.00 - 10.30 Introduction to global soils in the World Soil Museum. Discuss the broad distribution of soils in the world Interactive lecture WSM S. Mantel
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Field description of soils Lecture / exercise WSM T. Caspari
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Applying the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) Exercise WSM S. Mantel, T. Caspari, N. Batjes
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 Applying the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) Exercise WSM S. Mantel, T. Caspari, N. Batjes
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner in the town (Colors World Food restaurant)    

 

DAY 3 (Wednesday, 11 May): Field visit landscape and soils in the vicinity of Wageningen

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
9.00 - 18.00 Field excursion (lunch in the field). Practice in soil geography, soil description and soil classification in the field at various sites in the vicinity of Wageningen Exercise S. Mantel, T. Caspari, G. van Lynden, N. Batjes

 

DAY 4 (Thursday, 12 May): Soil functions and sustainable soil management

Block Topic Type / Room Lecturer
9.00 - 10.30 Soil functions and soil threats Lecture / Orion, C3040 T. Caspari, G van Lynden
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.30 Soil functions and soil threats Computer practical / Orion, PC8020 G. van Lynden, T. Caspari
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 15.00 Lecture soil fertility management Lecture / Orion, C3040 Dr. Marius Heinen
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break    
15.30 - 17.30 Practical soil fertility management (QUEFTS model) Computer practical / Orion, PC8045 Dr. Marius Heinen

 

DAY 5 (Friday, 13 May): World soil databases

Block Topic Type / room Lecturer
9.00 - 9.45 World Soil Information Service Lecture
Lumen 2
N. Batjes
9.45 - 10.30 World Soil Information Service

Practical

Lumen 2

E.Ribeiro
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break    
11.00 - 12.00 SoilGrids Lecture
Lumen 2
J. Mendes de Jesus
12.00 - 12.30 SoilCares presentation Gaia 1+2 All
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch    
13.30 - 14.30 Course evaluation, certificates

Lumen 2

All
14.30 - 15.30 Digital soil resource inventories: status and prospects Lumen 1 dr. D.G. Rossiter
15.30 - 17.00 Closing words + ISRIC borrel (drinks and snacks) Lumen 1 Rik van den Bosch