04 Dec 2017

This year’s World Soil Day is devoted to the topical research needs for soil and land use. ISRIC director Rik van den Bosch will attend the SOPHIE side event at INSPIRATION in Brussels (Dec. 6, 2017). During this side event participants will discuss the way forward concerning access to reliable soil hydrophysical data with a view to reach commitment on harmonisation, standardisation and innovation. The ultimate objective is to set up international collaboration on soil hydrophysical data.

23 Oct 2017

The council of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) has accepted ISRIC as Alliance Partner. The GRA brings governments, research institutions and other organisations together to find ways to grow more food (and more climate-resilient food systems) without growing greenhouse gas emissions.

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

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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

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30 August, The Spot Bar, Orion, Wageningen Campus