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Extension to Mediterranean, North Africa and Caucasus
SOIL Action will proceed with the extension Soil Geographical Database of Eurasia to the Mediterranean, North Africa and Caucasus. The Soil Geographical Database of Eurasia at scale 1:1,000,000 is part of the European Soil Information System (EUSIS). It is the resulting product of a collaborative project involving all the European Union and neighbouring countries. Now, the European Commission, Joint Research Centre is working on the new version of the Soil Geographical Database of Eurasia and this new version will include also other countries in North Africa, Middle East, and Caucasus. For this purpose we are contacting soil experts from mentioned countries as potential data providers and for future collaborations.
In this context, we have organising a workshop to discuss about soil data from new countries, action plans and future cooperation. The meeting was held in Turkey/Izmir, , 14-15 May 2012 as a joint workshop with 8th International Soil Science Congress on "Land Degradation and Challenges in Soil Management". In this workshop, we had participants from Turkey, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lebanon and Jordan. Participants from Malta, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Palestine Authority, Syria, Iraq, Armenia, Georgia have been also invited but couln't joint the workshop for various reasons.
The results/country reports of the workshop and contributions of the experts will be combined and published in a book. Contributions from the missing countries are also welcomed. Experts from the above mentioned countries are welcomed to contact Yusuf Yigini for further information.
Presentations of the Workshop
|Soil Data and Information Systems (SOIL Action)||Panos Panagos||European Commission, Joint Research Centre|
|The role of European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) to European policy support and public data requirements||Panos Panagos||European Commission, Joint Research Centre|
|European Soil Database (ESDB) and expansion to Mediterranean countries – Application of eSoter Methodology||Panos Panagos||European Commission, Joint Research Centre|
|Integration of Turkish Soil Database into European Soil Database||Ece Aksoy||European Commission, Joint Research Centre|
|Soil Data of Turkey, Currents Status, Problems, Needs||ilhami BAYRAMIN||Ankara Univ. Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science|
|Soil resources and soil database in Turkey||Suat SENOL||Cukurova University Faculty of Agriculture Soil Science Department|
|Soil resources and soil database in Tunisia||Hedi DAGHARI||INAT, DS/DGACTA, Ministry of Agriculture|
|Soil resources and soil database in Azerbaijan||Amin Ismayilov||University of Architecture and Constraction of Azerbaijan|
|Soil resources and soil database in Cyprus||Adriana Bruggeman||Cyprus Institute|
|Soil resources and soil database in Lebanon||Talal Darwish||CNRS Soil Science, National Center for Remote Sensing|
|Soil resources and soil database in Jordan||Mahmoud Hasan Alferihat||Soil Survey and Land Use Division Ministry of Agriculture / Land & Irrigation|
|E-soter: Regional pilot platform as EU contribution to a Global Soil Observing System||Yusuf Yigini||European Commission, Joint Research Centre|
Preferred approach: SMU/STU approach based on polygons
Specifications: Manual "Soil Geographical Database for Eurasia & The Mediterranean 1:1.000.000"
Next output: Technical Report on soil resources in the Mediterranean, North Africa and Caucasus.
Next Meeting: EUROSOIL, 4 July 2012 (Bari, Italy)
JRC Contact Point: Yusuf Yigini
European Soil Database: Other Data Resources
- Vector Raw Data
- Raster Library - 1kmx1km
- Raster Library - 10kmx10km
- ESDB CD-ROM (Documentation)
- Google Earth Files
- Legend Files
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