27 Jan 2020

Our guest researcher, Dr David Rossiter, gave a lecture on “Providing consistent information on the world’s soils” at the Cornell Soil Science and Crop Sciences Seminar (23 Jan. 2020), detailing the breadth of ISRIC's activities.

21 Jan 2020

Do you want to work with us on our mission to promote knowledge on soils for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDG)? ISRIC is looking for six new colleagues: Experienced Project Coordinator International (2x), Senior Specialist Sustainable Land Management, Digital Soil Mapping Specialist, Management Support Officer, and Specialist Community Management and External Communication.

For additional information please click here.


09 Jan 2020

We will be giving two Spring School courses soon (11-15 May, 2020). So far, 46 participants from different countries have registered; welcome! You can still register, but the available places are filling up rapidly.


More info on the courses:

Hands-on Digital Soil Mapping (DSM)  (maximum capacity has been reached, you can register in the waiting list

09 Dec 2019

The Climate Food and Farming Network (CLIFF) and the Global Research Alliance (GRA) awarded 31 PhD fellowships for 2020 on the measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage in agricultural systems to early-career scientist from fourteen developing countries. One of these positions, 'Mapping soil organic carbon change to support climate change mitigation', will be hosted by ISRIC. Awardee Maria Eliza Turek from Brazil will join us in 2020.


04 Dec 2019

ISRIC - World Soil Information has been updating their soil property maps for the world (SoilGrids250m). Numerous improvements were implemented since publication of the `2017 version’, making this a completely new product. The first layers (spatial predictions) are available as a ‘sneak preview’ (see bottom text for details); the full version with supporting web viewer will be released around March 2020.

03 Dec 2019

New paper in Geoderma on ‘Mapping the major soil-landscape resources of the Ethiopian Highlands using random forest’ by our colleague Leenaars et al.

21 Nov 2019

Congratulations to our colleague Gerard Heuvelink for falling in the @webofscience Highly Cited Researchers list for 2019. Well done!



15 Nov 2019

Our colleague Prof. Gerard Heuvelink, special professor in Pedometrics and Digital Soil Mapping, has joined the senior editorial team of the European Journal of Soil Science as Deputy Editor. Congratulations! 


15 Nov 2019

From 11 - 15 May 2020, ISRIC - World Soil Information will organise a Spring School on digital soil mapping, classification and assessment for soil and environmental scientists, students, soil experts and professionals in natural resources management.

For additional information and registration please see here.

11 Nov 2019

On November 5th, 2019, ISRIC and the Institute of Agricultural Information and Economics (IAIE),Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (HAAFS) signed a framework agreement on joint promotion of green development of agriculture in Hebei province, China. To promote green agricultural development, Hebei provincial government has authorized IAIE to establish and host the International Cooperative Research Center for Green Development of agriculture for Hebei province. ISRIC will help to setup the Centre and jointly propose research projects that will be funded by Hebei province.