10 Oct 2017

Have you ever wondered what soil tastes like? The World Soil Museum, hosted by the international soil institute ISRIC World Soil Information, has a collection of 1,200 soil profiles. Stephan Mantel, the museum's curator, sat down with artist Masha Ru to ‘taste’ a tropical soil from ISRIC's collection. ‘I had stomach ache for a week after,’ he says, laughing. Soil is clearly not to Mantel's taste. ‘It's not that it’s disgusting, but it's not tasty, either.’

11 Sep 2017

Open Soil Science technology is helping us discover the mysteries under our feet. A group of researchers working on Open Soil Science data and technology met recently at ISRIC in Wageningen, the Netherlands, to discuss current and future developments in citizen soil science.

08 Sep 2017

ISRIC is attending the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Ordos , Inner Mongolia, China.

04 Sep 2017


Do you know a SOIL Champion?

Nominations for the 2017 Glinka World Soil Prize now open!

30 Aug 2017

Launch:  ISRIC hosts Soil Data Facility for the Global Soil Partnership

Join the event LIVE online, at 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm CET (30 August 2017).

Livestream url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pquZt0dY7vY


29 Aug 2017

Soil carbon losses could be nearly equal to total emissions from deforestation. The study led by Dr. Jonathan Sanderman of the Woods Hole Research Center and Dr. Tom Hengl of ISRIC published in PNAS shows that agricultural land uses in the past 12,000 years of human land use could have resulted in the loss of 133 Pg C from the soil.

11 Aug 2017

The pressure on land is projected to increase in many regions of the world according to a recent policy report by PBL (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency), prepared for the Global Land Outlook of the UNCCD, to which ISRIC contributed.

31 Jul 2017

Launch! ISRIC hosts Soil Data Facility for the Global Soil Partnership



30 August, The Spot Bar, Orion, Wageningen Campus

26 Jun 2017

ISRIC - World Soil Information and the International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN) signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at synergistic collaboration and sharing of quality-assessed soil carbon data.

We envision an open, shared network for use by a wide range of user communities as well as policy makers; the collaboration can help solving climate change and land sustainability related issues.

25 Jun 2017

On 20th June 2017 the Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) assigned ISRIC — World Soil Information as the institution to host the Soil Data Facility that will be built in Pillar 4 of the partnership. This means that ISRIC, as member of the Pillar 4 Working Group will: (i) contribute to the design of the Global Soil Information System, (ii) participate in capacity building programs, and (iii) provide a system that integrates the national facilities into a global soil information system.