Find ISRIC at the 2022 World Congress for Soil Science in Glasgow

21 Jul 2022

At the 2022 World Congress of Soil Science in Glasgow, Scotland (31 July  - 4 Aug), there are many places you will be able to find ISRIC – World Soil Information. Please stop by our exhibit booth any day of the conference, located in the exhibition hall (Hall 4), and look for ISRIC people on the scientific sessions schedule.

Browse below to see when and where ISRIC staff will make presentations at the conference. We hope to see you there!


Monday 1 August

15:00 – 17:00 30 WG1.04: Global soil map; main advances and ways forward Chairperson: Dr Dominique Arrouay; Location: Alsh 2

  • Dr Laura Poggio: Global mapping of complex soil properties

17:30 – 19:30 35 WG1.9 – Advances in understanding soils as reflected by the 4th edition of the WRB; Location: Alsh 1

  • Stephan Mantel: Improving accuracy assessment of global WRB predictions using taxonomic distance
  • J.G.B. Leenaars: Semi-detailed survey and mapping of WRB soil resources in Ethiopia using different pathways to optimise between accuracy and precision


Wednesday 3 August

8:00 – 10:00  28 WG1.2 – Digital soil mapping: advances towards Digital Soil Assessment: Chairperson: Dr Laura Poggio; Location: Alsh 1

  • Dr Laura Poggio: Quantifying pedodiversity at different scales

10:30 – 12:30  Interdivisional 7: Soil securing humanity | Humanity securing soil: Chairperson: Professor Alex McBratney; Location: Lomond Auditorium

  • Dr Laura Poggio: Global modelling of soil functions to support soil security

12:30 - 14:30  Poster Session

  • Dr Maria Eliza Turek:  Comparison of direct and indirect mapping of soil water retention at global scale, poster number P-813
  • Cynthia van Leeuwen, MSc: Effect of uncertain calibration and validation data on the prediction accuracy of pedotransfer functions, poster number P-513
  • Stephan Mantel: A global network of soil museums to promote soil education and knowledge, poster number 789

14:30 – 16:30  13 Division 1 Commission 1.5: How Pedometrics can cross boundaries and change society: Chairperson: Nicolas Saby; Location: M1

  • Dr Gerard Heuvelink: Spatial cross-validation is not the right way to evaluate soil map accuracy
  • Mr Stephan Van Der Westhuizen: Measurement error-filtered machine learning in digital soil mapping


Thursday 4 August

9:30 – 11:30 32 WG1.6: Soil information standards and systems - current initiatives and advances: Chairperson: Fenny van Egmond; Location: Alsh 1

  • Ms Fenny van Egmond: EJP SOIL: Working towards a European soil data infrastructure

13:00 – 15:00 33 WG1.7 – Advances in soil monitoring; Location: Alsh 1

  • Dr Gerard Heuvelink: Machine learning in space and time for global modelling of soil organic carbon change