14 Jun 2021

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.  

09 Jun 2021

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.

27 May 2021

On Friday, May 21, the ISRIC – World Soil Information Spring School wrapped up its 2021 courses on soil assessment and digital soil mapping, completing the eighth year of this signature ISRIC program.

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.


26 May 2021

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!

25 May 2021
On the 25th anniversary of their field, pedometricians stand together at the Pedometrics Conference in Wageningen.
20 May 2021

On June 3, the Soils4Africa project coordinated by ISRIC – World Soil Information will hold an online webinar to discuss how the project’s soil information system will embed in the Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture’s (FNSSA) knowledge platform, an initiative of the African Union-European Union partnership.

04 May 2021

ISRIC – World Soil Information is seeking experts who can assist with the soil sampling and site description for 11 countries in Europe. This work is part of the Horizon 2020 InnoVar project, next-generation plant variety testing for improved cropping on European farmland. InnoVar is a cooperation between 21 partners led by the Agrifood and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) from Belfast.

20 Apr 2021
Stephan Mantel, head of World Soil Museum, gives tour to group inside the museum. 

Natural science collections provide a special resource for understanding the world around us.

15 Apr 2021

One of the most unique resources at ISRIC – World Soil Information is our World Soil Reference Collection, which includes samples of soil from 82 countries around the world. This collection with more than 1100 soil monoliths is the basis of our World Soil Museum.