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Soil at JRC

As a service of the European Commission, the JRC provides scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. This includes EU soil policy.

Soil activities within the JRC are concentrated in a specific JRC Action, called FP7 "Soil Data and Information Systems" or SOIL for short. This action, which belongs to the Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability will run for the whole period 2007-2014 of the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) and has a number objectives:

SOER2010: The European environment – state and outlook 2010 (SOER) report was launched on the 30th November in Brussels. The 222-page report provides an overview of the state of, trends in and prospects for the environment in Europe. It includes 13 Europe-wide thematic assessments of key environmental themes which aim to help policy makers and citizens better understand, care for and improve Europe’s environment. The thematic assessment on Soil was written by IES scientists in collaboration with the EEA and DG ENV. Download the Thematic Assessement Soil.

Each year, a detailed workprogramme with specific objectives and deliverables is elaborated in collaboration with other Commission services:

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European Commission - Joint Research Centre
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Marc Van Liedekerke(tel. +39-0332-785179)
Panos Panagos (tel. +39-0332-785574)