WORLDSOILS soil organic carbon monitoring system successfully completes phase two

Share on: 06 Apr 2023

The WORLDSOILS project consortium is building an Earth observation-based soil organic carbon monitoring system. WORLDSOILS successfully completed phase two in 2022 and is now working on the next phase.

Three key steps were achieved throughout 2022:

  • the design of the soil organic carbon monitoring system;
  • the engineering deployment of such a system in a cloud infrastructure;
  • a demonstration of the system operations that will be carried out as part of the validation activities in 2023.

Read more on the project’s website about the work completed in phase two.

During phase two, ISRIC focused on two main activities:

  1. Contributions to two stages of the processing pipeline: modelling and mapping of the vegetated soil and mosaicking of bare and vegetated predictions to create a continuous SOC maps
  2. Development of a portal where users can access the data, e.g. visualise and download them


Learn more about the background of the WORLDSOILS project and its specific goals in this short video:


The WORLDSOILS project is funded by the European Space Agency (Contract No. 400131273/20/I-NB). The consortium is led by GMV and includes ISRIC – World Soil Information, German Aerospace Center (DLR, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and Tel Aviv University (TAU).


Learn more about this work and track this project’s development through the project website and learn about ISRIC – World Soil Information’s specific role in this project here.