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ISRIC Spring School 2022 welcomed 44 participants

30 May 2022

On May 20, 2022, the 9th edition of ISRIC’s Spring School completed, this year offering a five-day course on Hands-on Digital Soil Mapping. The course, held online, attracted 44 participants from 21 countries. The main topics covered included: geostatistics for soil mapping...

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ISRIC continues WOCAT support into 30th year

19 Apr 2022

Increased knowledge about sustainable practices and tools for making good land management decisions is needed, which is why we remain...

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We need your feedback. Help ISRIC improve SoilGrids!

31 Mar 2022

SoilGrids is ISRIC – World Soil Information’s flagship system for global digital soil mapping. Every year, thousands of people...

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ISRIC supports geological surveys of Norway, Sweden and Finland to map acid sulfate soils

23 Feb 2022

From 15 to 22 February 2022, ISRIC facilitated a digital soil mapping workshop for seven scientists from the geological surveys of Norway...

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Coarse resolution SoilGrids property maps released (1000 m and 5000 m)

15 Feb 2022

In response to this demand, in 2020 ISRIC – World Soil Information published maps of soil properties for the entire globe at medium spatial...

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New project launches for Climate-Smart Agriculture in East Africa

11 Feb 2022

On Tuesday, January 25 a new project, Land Soil Crop Information Services (LSC Hubs), to support climate-smart agriculture in Ethiopia, Kenya...

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ISRIC celebrates 55 years of collaboration on soil information

13 Jan 2022

For 55 years, ISRIC – World Soil Information has worked together with many international partners to achieve sustainable use of soil, one of our...

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Featured resource

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Tool: A new open-access field work tool for soil description is now available
through ISRIC – World Soil Information: Soil Description DevTool.

Recent publications from ISRIC researchers

Transfer functions for phosphorus and potassium soil tests and implications for the QUEFTS model. Mirjam S. Breure, Elise Van Eynde, Bas Kempen, Rob N.J. Comans, Ellis Hoffland. 2022. Geoderma. 406, 115458.

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Statistical modelling of measurement error in wet chemistry soil data.  Cynthia C. E. van Leeuwen, Vera L. Mulder, Niels H. Batjes, Gerard B.M. Heuvelink. 2022. European Journal of Soil Science. 73(1).

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Digital mapping of GlobalSoilMap soil properties at a broad scale: A review. Songchao Chen, Dominique Arrouays, Vera L. Mulder, Laura Poggio, Buidman Minasny, Perre Roudier, Zamire Libohova, Philippe Lagacherie, Zhou Shi, Jacqueline Hannam, Jeroen Meersmans, Anne C. Richer-de-Forges, Christian Walter. 2022. Geoderma. 409, 115567.

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Accounting for analytical and proximal soil sensing errors in digital soil mapping.  Bertin Takoutsing, Gerard B.M. Heuvelink, Jetse J. Stoorvogel, Keith D. Shepherd, Ermias Aynekulu. 2022. European Journal of Soil Science. 73(2).

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At the World Soil Museum

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2022 has been a busy and engaging year--the World Soil Museum is back to its normal schedule of being open to the public every Wednesday afternoon. Watch this enticing video which invites people back into the physical museum.

We also hosted two different artists in the last few months, check out their work in collaboration with the World Soil Museum here:

Artist-in-residence invites peatland conversations

Is soil a superfood? Museum of Edible Earth exhibit

Up next

31 July - 5 August - Several ISRIC staff are attending the World Congress of Soil Science, come find our booth in the exhibition space and watch for many ISRIC presenters on the agenda. 

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Meet ISRIC

Niels Batjes

Expertise:
 Soil science, soil data standardisation/harmonisation,  global soil property databases/maps

At ISRIC, Niels coordinates the activities of the World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils), has special responsibility for the World Soil Information Service within the Global Data (WoSIS / SoilGrids) project, and contributes to several EU-funded projects including HoliSoils, and Soils4Africa.

Languages: Dutch, English, French

In his free time Niels enjoys walking, gardening, reading and meeting up with family and friends.

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