At the June board meeting, ISRIC – World Soil Information’s leadership and managing board had a bittersweet moment congratulating Machteld Roos and also bidding her farewell from the ISRIC – World Soil Information managing board. Machteld has been a valuable member of the managing board for four years.
Forests cover approximately 35 percent of Europe, provide employment for 3.5 million people, generate € 500 billion revenue annually and absorb about 10 percent of Europe's annual greenhouse gas emissions. Sustainably managing forest soils, which underpin these key forest benefits, is key to caring for these important ecosystems.
High quality soil data are in demand, but eliminating sources of error in soil measurements is difficult. In a newly published European Journal of Soil Science paper, lead author and ISRIC PhD candidate Cynthia van Leeuwen analyzes the measurement error in wet chemistry soil data.
On June 16 and 17, the scientific community engaged with digital soil mapping will come together for a webinar focussing on two of the International Union of Soil Scientists’ Pedometrics Commission working groups: Digital Soil Mapping and Global Soil Map.
A newly released paper, SoilGrids 2.0: producing soil information for the globe with quantified spatial uncertainty, provides a peer-reviewed scientific publication describing the production of SoilGrids, ISRIC – World Soil Information’s flagship system for global digital soil mapping.
New members of the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science, inducted in May 2021
The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) and ISRIC – World Soil Information recently established a collaborative agreement to work closely together. The collaboration aligns with the NISS Action Plan which includes five pillars of action on key work such as strengthening of the Nigeria Soil Information System.
This year, the two courses were offered online for the first time given coronavirus dynamics which limit travel. Sixty-four participants representing 28 countries attended the “Hands-on Digital Soil Mapping,” and “World Soil Assessment" courses.
Does making (soil) data available to users all over the globe sound like an exciting task? Do you want to work with modern ICT infrastructures using open source and free software? Are you willing to help scientists and research staff at ISRIC with their data handling tasks? Then this could be the ideal job for you!
On the 25th anniversary of their field, pedometricians stand together at the Pedometrics Conference in Wageningen. This newly released paper proposes an agenda looking ahead to the next 25 years of pedometrics.