25 Feb 2021
                               Tom van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen and Chloé Girka

Digital soil maps are key tools for many people -- conservation planners, climate change modellers, and agriculture advisors to name a few.

19 Feb 2021

On February 18, 2021, ISRIC – World Soil Information senior researcher Gerard Heuvelink provided a training about “Applications of Remote Sensing in Digital Soil Mapping” to the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-Kashmir) in India.

17 Dec 2020

This week, ISRIC – World Soil Information deputy director and sustainable land management specialist Godert van Lynden retires from the organization after 28 years. After beginning his connection to ISRIC – World Soil Information as a guest researcher, Godert partnered over the last three decades to help create World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT).

16 Dec 2020

We were saddened to hear of the sudden passing of our former colleague Mr Mateen Ahmad. Mateen was our colleague from 1991 until his retirement in 2009. He worked with great loyalty and dedication on the preparation of soil monoliths. Many profiles in the collection of ISRIC and those that are on display in the World Soil Museum are from his hand. In contrast to the visibility of the monoliths highlighted in the World Soil Museum, the work that Mateen did over the years was behind-the-screens. Mateen worked extensively with Dr.

15 Dec 2020


Today, ISRIC - World Soil Information releases our 2018-2019 Annual Report, with highlights from our major areas of work:

08 Dec 2020


On November 17, the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science and the Soil Science Society of Nigeria hosted ISRIC – World Soil information senior researcher Gerard Heuvelink as a guest lecturer in their professional development speaker series.  

05 Dec 2020

Healthy soils are crucial for productive agriculture and a thriving environment. Around the world, soils face pressure from practices that result in land degradation. On December 5, 2020 the Soil Quality Mobile App (SQAPP) officially launches, bringing soil quality analysis to your smartphone SQAPP provides insight about threats to regional soil health and recommends agricultural management practices for improvement.

30 Nov 2020


The global potential of soil to store more carbon is a “natural solution” to help mitigate climate change. But where does the most potential exist, and how have those soils performed at carbon storage in the last 20 years? Today, a new interactive global soil organic carbon mapping platform called Soils Revealed launches, making it easier to answer these and other important questions.

27 Nov 2020

In celebration of World Soils Day, the Global Soil Museum Network will offer free virtual museum tours to the public at 12:00 Central European Time on Friday, December 4. Register online in advance here.