14 Nov 2022

The kick-off event of the ORCaSa project has been hosted in the wonderful settings of JRC (Joint Research Centre) in Ispra (Italy), from 26 to 28 October, 2022. The Horizon Europe project, short for Operationalising the International Research Cooperation on Soil Carbon, aims to bring together all stakeholders working on soil carbon capture and storage techniques at an international level.

11 Nov 2022

ISRIC is dedicated to recruiting the best staff possible for serving the international community with information on the world's soil resources. We invite you to explore the following opportunity to join us as a colleague. To strengthen our team, we are hiring a Senior Soil Scientist. We are looking for an ambitious colleague because of the increasing demand for our products and services. You will contribute to the development and implementation of methods and tools to provide advice for sustainable land management based on digital soil information.

08 Nov 2022

Today, ISRIC - World Soil Information releases our 2020-2021 Annual Report, with highlights from our major areas of work:

07 Nov 2022

On 19-20 September 2022, the Land, Soil, and Crop Information Services (LSC-IS) to support Climate-Smart Agriculture project held a national stakeholders' workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 40 participants from farmers' associations, public, private, and development organizations attended the two-day event.

07 Nov 2022

Wageningen University & Research and ISRIC - World Soil Information are delighted to announce that the 5th edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference will take place from August 28th to September 1st, 2023! The theme of this conference edition will be Working together on solutions for a sustainable world. Besides interesting speakers, poster sessions and masterclasses (see below), the conference will offer an original and enjoyable social programme, including a conference dinner. With this message, we would like to share some generic information on the conference.

31 Oct 2022

ISRIC’s work on soil spectroscopy related to GLOSOLAN (GSP/FAO initiative on harmonisation and quality improvement of wet and dry chemistry lab methods) has resulted in a new paper published in Soil Security: “A global soil spectral calibration library and estimation service”, by Shepherd KD, Ferguson R, Hoover D, van Egmond F, Sanderman J and Ge Y.

27 Oct 2022

Soil experts, data scientists and IT operators from across Europe joined a 3 day training on Soil data Good Practices in the scope of the INSPIRE directive at Wageningen University and Research in April 2022. ISRIC staff organised the main portion of the modules.

27 Oct 2022

The 1st modelling meeting of Climate Smart WATer Management and Sustainable DEVelopment for Food and Agriculture in East Africa (WATDEV) project was successfully held in Wageningen, the Netherlands (11-12 October 2022). The main goals were to select models to be used for simulating scenarios of best management practices (BMPs) and innovations in the project study areas and development of a toolbox. The workshop was organized by ISRIC–World Soil Information and chaired by Dr Jantiene Baartman.

13 Oct 2022

The second Annual Project Meeting of the H2020 Soils4Africa project was held September 2022 in in Djerba, Tunisia. The general meeting sessions were followed back-to-back with meetings of coordinators of the soil survey campaign in the 5 regions of Africa and the Project executive team (PET). The main objectives of the meetings were to strengthen partnership and ownership, update the consortium about progress and project plans and deliberate and propose ways for addressing project issues.

05 Oct 2022

We just released a dashboard that provides a quick insight into the present WoSIS holdings.

WoSIS is a compilation of cleansed and standardised soil profile data for the world that is free and open access. The latest, dynamic version is available from the ISRIC Soil Data Hub.