ESDAC Highlights

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27

Mar

2017

Monthly erosivity: New datasets (monthly erosivity plus various composite indicators)  are available for monthly R-factor in Europe.

9

Mar

2017

New dataset: "Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Projections for Europe": consists of a number of data layers that cover the current SOC Stocks (2016) and the projected SOC Stocks by 2050, for various Climate Scenarios (CCSM4, HadGEM2-AO , IPSL-CM5A-LR MRI-CGCM3) and Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs).

27

Jan

2017

Important calls: Nomination in UNCCD award and call for collaborative Doctoral partnerships

5

Dec

2016

A new soil function dataset has been added: "Soil Biomass Productivity maps of grasslands and pasture, of croplands and of forest areas in the European Union (EU27)". This dataset consists of 3 GIS maps, associated to the peer-reviewed article "Continental-scale assessment of provisioning soil functions in Europe"

18

Nov

2016

Two new soil function datasets have een added: "European map of soil suitability to provide a platform for most human activities (EU28)" and "Maps indicating the availability of Raw Material from soils in the European Union"

2

Nov

2016

Soil erosion modelling workshop in Ispra (Italy), 20-22 March 2017. In case of interest, please send the pre-registration form. This workshop will discuss mainly issues how the local and regional modeling results can be upscaled (or applied) at European scale. 

11

Oct

2016

Wind erosion in European agricultural soils (RWEQ) :  Data for the new quantitative assessment of wind erosion in Europe is available

26

Sep

2016

Vacancies in soil: Seconded National Expert (JRC), Project Manager (EEA) and more .......

3

Aug

2016

A new dataset containing 4 maps related to predicting the preservation of cultural artefacts and buried materials in soils in the EU. Preservation capacity for 'bones, teeth and shells', 'organic materials', 'metals (Cu, bronze and Fe)' and 'stratigraphic evidence'.The dataset is available after registration.

2

Aug

2016

A new dataset containing 10 maps that show the soil's storing and filtering capacity in EU for cations, anions, solids and pathogenic microorganisms, non-polar organic chemicals and nonaqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL).

27

Jul

2016

Two interesting datasets were added: 1) "Soil Organic Carbon - Saturation Capacity in Europe", expressed as the ratio between the actual and the potential SOC stock in each pixel. Values close to 0 indicate a great potential of soil to store more carbon; and 2) "Maps of indicators of soil hydraulic properties for Europe", containing maps for  saturated water content, water content at  field capacity, water content at wilting point, saturated hydraulic conductivity. They are available after registration.

7

Jul

2016

The CASCADE project newsletter (june 2016) reports of a number of subjects and developments within the CASCADE project; amongst others it reports about the last plenary project meeting in Ispra, Italy

 

30

Jun

2016

2 datasets available for the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas: We make available the  Soil Biodiversity Map (pagezs  90-91 of the Atlas) and Soil Biodiversity threats map (Pages 134-135 of the Atlas) Soil Biodiversity map.

23

May

2016

New Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas illustrates global soil biodiversity and threats to soil organisms. For the first time, a global map of soil biodiversity has been created. It is a new atlas, which pays tribute to soil organisms, the hidden engine that keeps the planet alive. Published by the JRC, it is available online from 23 May. The atlas will be launched at a dedicated side event of the 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi on 25 May.

12

May

2016

Soil team gave 6 presentations in EGU 2016: Coupling erosion and organic carbon, RUSLE2015 erosion model, wind erosion model, Science and policy interface, GAEC application in Italy and impact in erosion, REDES: Rainfall erosivity database

29

Apr

2016

The Tea Bag Index has as objective to create a global soil map of tea bag decomposition. If you are interested to join this experiment, and agree with the terms and conditions, you can apply till 1 February 2017.
 

11

Mar

2016

In the context of the Global Soil Partnership, ESDAC made a significant contribution to the European Chapter of this massive report of 650 pages. This report has now become available for download from FAO as separate chapters.

10

Mar

2016

RECARE project report: Soil threats in Europe: Status, methods, drivers and effects on ecosystem services.

10

Mar

2016

 Quantifying the erosion effect on current carbon budget by coupling the soil erosion (RUSLE 2015) into a biogeochemistry model (CENTURY) 

17

Dec

2015

Luca Montanarella has published an article in NATURE with the title "Agricultural policy: Govern our soils". The article underlines the need for a voluntary international agreement to protect the ground beneath our feet from erosion and degradation

10

Dec

2015

FOCUS DG SANTE, i.e. the FOrum for Co-ordination of pesticide fate models and their USe. From this site you can obtain the currently approved versions of FOCUS simulation models and FOCUS scenarios, that are used to calculate the concentrations of plant protection products in groundwater and surface water in the EU review process

6

Nov

2015

Erosion in forestland : A pan-European analysis that delineates the spatial patterns of forest cover changes in Europe, and then makes a dynamic assessment of the soil loss potential in the EU-28 forests.You can download the Soil loss potential (by water erosion) n forests, Forest Cover Change (ha) and Forest Fires (ha).

16

Oct

2015

The monthly rainfall erosivity datasets and seasonal erosivity density for Greece are available in the corresponding section: R-factor and Erosivity Density in Greece

13

Oct

2015

JRC soil erosion team in collaboration with NERC has published a correspondence article in Nature. This comment is based on the recent assessment of soil loss by water erosion in Europe.

23

Sep

2015

Land and Soil Management Award: Deadline december 2015