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Soil Datasets > Data

Data Inventory: List of data holdings currently available at the European Soil Portal. Some of them are freely available for download while other are restricted due to copyright rules. This list provides the Dataset Title, a Short Description and some Keywords. Each Title is linked to the full dataset description. Download: Data that are freely available for download while other are restricted due to copyright rules (Registration is requested).

European Soil Database

The European Soil Database (ESDB) is the main source of information from which most other data information and services are derived.

Soil Threats Data

Soil Threats Data: related to soil threats as they have been identified to Soil Thematic Strategy.

Soil Point Data

At European level, two major group of databases with soil point data exist:

EIONET vs ESDAC: European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET) vs. European Soil Data Center (ESDAC)

EIONET vs ESDAC: In the context of the development of the ESDAC by the JRC, considered as a focal point for soil related data in Europe, it was jointly decided by European Environment Agency (EEA) and Joint Research Centre (JRC) that all soil data management activities carried out by EEA in collaboration with EIONET will be transferred to the JRC

Soil Projects Data

Soil Project Data: Ouptuts of various projects that can be distributed for free

External Data

External Data: Links to websites from where soil related datasets at Global Scale, National Scale and Regional scale could potentially be accessed and/or downloaded


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