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.

01 Apr 2021

We are pleased to inform you that we have a vacancy for a Database/IT expert at ISRIC - World Soil Information.

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01 Apr 2021
"This colourful image separates distinct types of soils on the basis of the vertical distribution of their clay contents."
This colourful image showing SoilsGrids data on Google Earth Engine separates distinct types of soils on the basis of the vertical distribution of their clay contents.

In the university classroom, exposing stud

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: