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:

08 Dec 2020


On November 17, the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science and the Soil Science Society of Nigeria hosted ISRIC – World Soil information senior researcher Gerard Heuvelink as a guest lecturer in their professional development speaker series.  

05 Dec 2020

Healthy soils are crucial for productive agriculture and a thriving environment. Around the world, soils face pressure from practices that result in land degradation. On December 5, 2020 the Soil Quality Mobile App (SQAPP) officially launches, bringing soil quality analysis to your smartphone SQAPP provides insight about threats to regional soil health and recommends agricultural management practices for improvement.

30 Nov 2020


The global potential of soil to store more carbon is a “natural solution” to help mitigate climate change. But where does the most potential exist, and how have those soils performed at carbon storage in the last 20 years? Today, a new interactive global soil organic carbon mapping platform called Soils Revealed launches, making it easier to answer these and other important questions.

27 Nov 2020

In celebration of World Soils Day, the Global Soil Museum Network will offer free virtual museum tours to the public at 12:00 Central European Time on Friday, December 4. Register online in advance here.

19 Nov 2020

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

About the job

Within its regular programme, ISRIC- World Soil Information is updating the functionality of the World Soil Information Service (WoSIS), a large PostgreSQL database designed to provide the world community with quality-assessed, standardised soil data to support modelling at (sub)regional and global scales.

Tasks as Database Developer / IT expert

11 Nov 2020

Landscape in Ethiopia. Photo credit: Rod Waddington

On November 2, several projects funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 “Sustainable Intensification in Africa” topic met to share information about their work and benefit from each other’s expertise.

10 Nov 2020


The online education platform edX chose the course offered by the university of Leuven (KU Leuven) in collaboration with the ISRIC - World Soil Museum as one of ten finalists for their 2020 Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.