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Inventory of data at ESDAC (last update: 10/12/2015) - Number of Datasets: 52

Find below the list of Educational Material currently available at the European Soil Data Center (ESDAC). 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 Target Audience, Publisher. Each Title is linked to the full dataset description. This list represents the current state of affairs and is by no means final in length and contents. The list will be adapted as new data will be generated or current data will be updated. In case you pocess EDUCATIONAL Material related to SOIL Awareness, you are welcomed to contact Panos Panagos.

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Living in the Soil

A snail, a worm and a group of young people are some of the characters who star in ‘Living in the Soil,’ a comic produced in the context of ‘The International Year of Soils’ that aims to raise awareness about the most significant environmental and social issues related to soil and its need for protection. Through some 60 sketches, the authors report various aspects of the characteristics, functions and implications related to the use of this non-renewable resource. It reflects both the view of humans and the living organisms that inhabit soil. The comic, which is conceived as an educational resource, is aimed both at children and the general public and for students at all educational levels.
Target Audience: Schools, All
Publisher: Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia del CSIC (IIAG-CSIC)
Description A snail, a worm and a group of young people are some of the characters who star in ‘Living in the Soil,’ a comic produced in the context of ‘The International Year of Soils’ that aims to raise awareness about the most significant environmental and social issues related to soil and its need for protection. Through some 60 sketches, the authors report various aspects of the characteristics, functions and implications related to the use of this non-renewable resource. It reflects both the view of humans and the living organisms that inhabit soil. The comic, which is conceived as an educational resource, is aimed both at children and the general public and for students at all educational levels.
Publisher Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia del CSIC (IIAG-CSIC)
Responsible Montserrat Díaz Raviña
Target Audience Schools, All
Resource Date 10/Dec/2015
Resource Type Web-link: Comics
Language EN, ES
Coverage Global
Rights Accessibility No Copyright
URL http://www.suelos2015.es/sites/default/files/pdf-materiales/living_in_the_soil.p...
Contact Email mdiazr@iiag.csic.es

Game (Hidden Life of Soils)

This is a nice game (cards) focusing in soil biodiversity. This card game was initially designed and published in French under the GESSOL research programme, funded by the French Ministry of Ecology. This programme supports many research initiatives regarding soils and their sustainable management (www.gessol.fr). For a complete and visually stunning depiction of soil biodiversity, the European atlas of soil biodiversity edited by the European Commission is available for order and free download here: http://bookshop.europa.eu/
Target Audience: Kids, Adults
Publisher: Agropolis Fondation in Montpellier
Description This is a nice game (cards) focusing in soil biodiversity. This card game was initially designed and published in French under the GESSOL research programme, funded by the French Ministry of Ecology. This programme supports many research initiatives regarding soils and their sustainable management (www.gessol.fr). For a complete and visually stunning depiction of soil biodiversity, the European atlas of soil biodiversity edited by the European Commission is available for order and free download here: http://bookshop.europa.eu/
Publisher Agropolis Fondation in Montpellier
Responsible Tiphaine Chevallier
Target Audience Kids, Adults
Resource Date 27/Feb/2015
Resource Type Paper-PDF
Language EN
Coverage France - World
Rights Accessibility No rights reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/planche_cartes_GESS...
Contact Email tiphaine.chevallier@ird.fr

Soil of the Year 2015 – Planosol or Stagnosol

Surface water gley soils form where precipitation water drains away into the underground strongly delayed only. Beneath a well permeable layer that is waterlogged after rainfall, there is a dense layer with low permeability. In the German soil classification, most soils affected by stagnating water belong to the Pseudogleys, those with an extended wet phase to the Stagnogleys. The international classification allocates these soils primarily to the Planosols and Stagnosols.
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description Surface water gley soils form where precipitation water drains away into the underground strongly delayed only. Beneath a well permeable layer that is waterlogged after rainfall, there is a dense layer with low permeability. In the German soil classification, most soils affected by stagnating water belong to the Pseudogleys, those with an extended wet phase to the Stagnogleys. The international classification allocates these soils primarily to the Planosols and Stagnosols.
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 01/Feb/2015
Resource Type Leaflet, Document, Brochure
Language English
Coverage Europe, Germany
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/SoiloftheYear_2015....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Soil Culture

CCANW has announced opportunities for artists to apply for residencies linked to the Soil Culture project- its most ambitious programme to date, and a contribution to the UN International Year of Soils 2015. The aim of Soil Culture is to use the arts to inspire a deeper public understanding of the importance of soil - a resource on which the whole of civilization depends, but which many take for granted. Healthy soils are essential for the production of the food required to feed a growing population.
Target Audience: General Public
Publisher: Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW)
Description CCANW has announced opportunities for artists to apply for residencies linked to the Soil Culture project- its most ambitious programme to date, and a contribution to the UN International Year of Soils 2015. The aim of Soil Culture is to use the arts to inspire a deeper public understanding of the importance of soil - a resource on which the whole of civilization depends, but which many take for granted. Healthy soils are essential for the production of the food required to feed a growing population.
Publisher Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW)
Responsible Clive Adams, Daro Montag
Target Audience General Public
Resource Date 30/Jun/2014
Resource Type Web site and other activities
Language English
Coverage Pan-European
Rights Accessibility No rights reserved
URL http://wwww.ccanw.co.uk/
Contact Email info@ccanw.co.uk

World Soil Distribution (WRB) Poster

Describes the soil properties and a guide to WRB Reference Groups.
Target Audience: Scientific and public
Publisher: European Commision
Description Describes the soil properties and a guide to WRB Reference Groups.
Publisher European Commision
Responsible Arwyn Jones, Jonathan Gray
Target Audience Scientific and public
Resource Date 15/Jun/2014
Resource Type Poster
Language English
Coverage World
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved - References to be done
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/events/Conferences/20WCSS.html
Contact Email Jonathan.Gray@environment.nsw.gov.au

Boden im Unterricht – Soil Teaching Material

Environment Agency Austria offers various teaching resource for students aged 7 to 16 on soil and soil protection. Appealing illustrations visualize complex environmental issues such as land take and flooding and basic information such as the soil functions A booklet for a circular land use seminar is free for download. Workshops and seminars on soil protection to be held at primary schools are offered and may be booked online.
Target Audience: Primary and Secondary School
Publisher: Environmental Agency Austria
Description Environment Agency Austria offers various teaching resource for students aged 7 to 16 on soil and soil protection. Appealing illustrations visualize complex environmental issues such as land take and flooding and basic information such as the soil functions A booklet for a circular land use seminar is free for download. Workshops and seminars on soil protection to be held at primary schools are offered and may be booked online.
Publisher Environmental Agency Austria
Responsible Barbara Birli
Target Audience Primary and Secondary School
Resource Date 15/Jan/2014
Resource Type Web Site, Illustrations, Teaching Material
Language German, Download of illustrations in 29 languages
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility Rights Accessibility All materials presented are copyright © Environment Agency Austria, 2014 unless otherwise stated.
URL http://www.umweltbundesamt.at/umweltsituation/boden/schule/
Contact Email Barbara.birli@umweltbundesamt.at

Soil of the Year 2014 – Vineyard soil (Aric/Regic Anthrosol)

According to the German soil systematics the most vineyard soils are classified as Rigosols. Following the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) they are termed as Aric Anthrosols (also Regic or Terric Anthrosols).
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description According to the German soil systematics the most vineyard soils are classified as Rigosols. Following the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) they are termed as Aric Anthrosols (also Regic or Terric Anthrosols).
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 01/Jan/2014
Resource Type Leaflet, Document, Brochure
Language English
Coverage Europe, Germany
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/SoiloftheYear_2014....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Circular Flow Land Use Management (CircUse)

The following illustrations result from the EU project CIRCUSE* (about soil protection and land management) which terminated in August 2013 (http://www.circuse.eu) and was co-financed by the ERDF. In order to support European soil awareness a number of illustrations have been produced in various languages.
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: CircUse project
Description The following illustrations result from the EU project CIRCUSE* (about soil protection and land management) which terminated in August 2013 (http://www.circuse.eu) and was co-financed by the ERDF. In order to support European soil awareness a number of illustrations have been produced in various languages.
Publisher CircUse project
Responsible Prokop Gundula
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 23/Oct/2013
Resource Type Soil Functions leaflets
Language All EUlanguages , Mandarin
Coverage Europe, World
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.circuse.eu/index.php?option=com_showdown&typeid=9&Itemid=46
Contact Email gundula.prokop@umweltbundesamt.at

Allversity

Allversity is a platform build to help people acquire vital skills and understandings that have a positive social and economic impact on their lives and communities. Allversity hosts a broad range of subjects, but focuses on health, rights and society, and livelihoods. Under this last category they host a simple online course about soil aimed at agriculturalists and the general public.
Target Audience: School, General public
Publisher: Allversity
Description Allversity is a platform build to help people acquire vital skills and understandings that have a positive social and economic impact on their lives and communities. Allversity hosts a broad range of subjects, but focuses on health, rights and society, and livelihoods. Under this last category they host a simple online course about soil aimed at agriculturalists and the general public.
Publisher Allversity
Responsible Shane McMillan, Ysanne Choksey
Target Audience School, General public
Resource Date 08/Oct/2013
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.allversity.org/courses/understanding-soil
Contact Email shane.mcmillan@allversity.org

Soil of the Year 2013 – Plaggic Anthrosol

This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. The Plaggic Anthrosol (Plaggenesch) has been selected as Germany’s “Soil of the Year 2013”. The German name Plaggenesch combines the terms “Plaggen” and “Esch”. “Plaggen”, or sods, are flat blocks of soil material with its above herbal or shrub or grassy vegetation and felted roots, shallowly scraped with a hoe or a spade
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. The Plaggic Anthrosol (Plaggenesch) has been selected as Germany’s “Soil of the Year 2013”. The German name Plaggenesch combines the terms “Plaggen” and “Esch”. “Plaggen”, or sods, are flat blocks of soil material with its above herbal or shrub or grassy vegetation and felted roots, shallowly scraped with a hoe or a spade
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 03/Jan/2013
Resource Type Leaflet, Document, Brochure
Language English
Coverage Europe, Germany
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/SoiloftheYear_2013....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Suolo Bene Comune: dalla Convenzione Europea del Paesaggio al governo sostenibile del territorio (Soil as a common good: from the European Landscape Convention to the sustainable territorial governance)

The overall goal of this manual is to raise awareness among young people, communities, associations and local governments about the value of the soil as a common good and non-renewable resource.
Target Audience: Teachers, students, environmental associations, general public
Publisher: Legambiente Lombardia
Description The overall goal of this manual is to raise awareness among young people, communities, associations and local governments about the value of the soil as a common good and non-renewable resource.
Publisher Legambiente Lombardia
Responsible Damiano Di Simine
Target Audience Teachers, students, environmental associations, general public
Resource Date 24/Oct/2012
Resource Type PDF manual, Leaflet
Language Italian
Coverage Italy
Rights Accessibility All materials presented are copyright © Legambiente Lombardia, 2012.
URL http://lombardia.legambiente.it/sites/default/files/docs/quaderni_del_suolo-web_...
Contact Email t.cattaneo@legambiente.org

Soil of the Year 2012 – Lowland Peat Soil

This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. Soil of the Year 2012 – Lowland Peat Soil. Soil of the Year 2011: Vega –Fluvic Cambisol or Fluvisol. Soil of the year 2010 are Urbic Anthrosols/ Technosols. Soil of the year 2009 is the Calcareous Marsh. Soil of the year 2008 is the Cambisol/ Arenosol. Soil of the year 2007 was the Podzol. Soil of the year 2006 was the Albic Luvisol. Soil of the year 2005 was the Chernozem.
Target Audience: School, Scientists, General Public
Publisher: ZALF, Germany
Description This was the background for members of the German Soil Science Society and the Federal Soil Association of Germany to initiate the action "Soil of the year" in 2004. Soil of the Year 2012 – Lowland Peat Soil. Soil of the Year 2011: Vega –Fluvic Cambisol or Fluvisol. Soil of the year 2010 are Urbic Anthrosols/ Technosols. Soil of the year 2009 is the Calcareous Marsh. Soil of the year 2008 is the Cambisol/ Arenosol. Soil of the year 2007 was the Podzol. Soil of the year 2006 was the Albic Luvisol. Soil of the year 2005 was the Chernozem.
Publisher ZALF, Germany
Responsible Monika Frielinghaus, ZALF Müncheberg
Target Audience School, Scientists, General Public
Resource Date 31/Jan/2012
Resource Type Leaflet, Document, Brochure
Language English
Coverage Europe, Germany
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Awareness/Documents/Material/SoiloftheYear_2012....
Contact Email frielinghaus@zalf.de

Soil Formation and Parent Material

This website illustrates processes of soil parent material and landscape development. Video footage was obtained in the Rocky Mountains and southern interior of British Columbia to enable students to visualize similar processes that occurred in the past. The website also allows for an exploration of impacts of climate change on glacier retreats.
Target Audience: Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada; Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada; and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, Canada
Description This website illustrates processes of soil parent material and landscape development. Video footage was obtained in the Rocky Mountains and southern interior of British Columbia to enable students to visualize similar processes that occurred in the past. The website also allows for an exploration of impacts of climate change on glacier retreats.
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada; Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada; and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Sep/2011
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada, General
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/landscape/
Contact Email maja.krzic@ubc.ca

Virtual Soil Monolith Collection at UBC

This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. The tool enhances teaching and learning by (1) integrating traditional soil science resources (monoliths) into undergraduate and graduate teaching, (2) increasing learner accessibility, and (3) offering interactive student learning activities.
Target Audience: Upper level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Description This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. This web-based teaching tool showcases the soil monolith collection stored at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada by providing learning community with an overview of this unique collection of 197 display models assembled over the past 4 decades. The tool enhances teaching and learning by (1) integrating traditional soil science resources (monoliths) into undergraduate and graduate teaching, (2) increasing learner accessibility, and (3) offering interactive student learning activities.
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Upper level undergraduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Jan/2011
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage Canada
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/monoliths/
Contact Email maja.krzic@ubc.ca

Virtual Soil Lab Modules

This web-based teaching tool consists of 6 lab modules on plant nutrients, soil salinity, trace elements, soil respiration, soil water and soil compaction. The modules complement the courses on soil laboratory analysis and supplement learning for other courses where soil analysis is relevant. Each module provides a brief background for the topic, method options and considerations, from sampling through to interpretation of results, and video clips featuring various methods of lab analysis and soil sampling
Target Audience: Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Publisher: Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Description This web-based teaching tool consists of 6 lab modules on plant nutrients, soil salinity, trace elements, soil respiration, soil water and soil compaction. The modules complement the courses on soil laboratory analysis and supplement learning for other courses where soil analysis is relevant. Each module provides a brief background for the topic, method options and considerations, from sampling through to interpretation of results, and video clips featuring various methods of lab analysis and soil sampling
Publisher Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Responsible Dr. Maja Krzic
Target Audience Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in natural resource sciences
Resource Date 01/Jan/2011
Resource Type Web Site
Language English
Coverage General
Rights Accessibility No Rights Reserved
URL http://soilweb.landfood.ubc.ca/labmodules/
Contact Email maja.krzic@ubc.ca

Les sols : pourquoi et comment les protéger

Comment se forme le sol ? Interactive web application on how soil is made.
Target Audience: Secondary Education and General public
Publisher: ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie)
Description Comment se forme le sol ? Interactive web application on how soil is made.
Publisher ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie)
Responsible Antonio BISPO
Target Audience Secondary Education and General public
Resource Date 01/Sep/2011
Resource Type Interactive Web Application
Language French
Coverage Europe, France
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.mtaterre.fr/dossier-du-mois/archives/866/Les-sols-pourquoi-et-comment...
Contact Email antonio.bispo@ademe.fr

edAfos : El Suelo, Epidermis viva de la Tierra (The soil, Earth's living skin)

Spanish e-learning resource on soil science. Edafos is a e-learning resource that provides a comprehensive review of the fundamental concepts and processes of soil science in Spanish. It is a multimedia- interactive program with different modules that after outlining the study of soil components goes on to examine the main factors and processes of soil genesis explaining the mechanisms of soil processes. A better understanding of all these new ideas is facilitated by the use of animations, which can illustrate the processes in a more effective manner than static print media. The program ends with the possibility of self-assessment questions obtaining an automatic punctuation. It can be useful from Secondary Education on Natural Sciences to degrees on Agricultural or Environmental Engineering. This interactive program for knowledge of soil is also available in English
Target Audience: Secondary Education on Natural Sciences
Publisher: University of Zaragosa (Spain)
Description Spanish e-learning resource on soil science. Edafos is a e-learning resource that provides a comprehensive review of the fundamental concepts and processes of soil science in Spanish. It is a multimedia- interactive program with different modules that after outlining the study of soil components goes on to examine the main factors and processes of soil genesis explaining the mechanisms of soil processes. A better understanding of all these new ideas is facilitated by the use of animations, which can illustrate the processes in a more effective manner than static print media. The program ends with the possibility of self-assessment questions obtaining an automatic punctuation. It can be useful from Secondary Education on Natural Sciences to degrees on Agricultural or Environmental Engineering. This interactive program for knowledge of soil is also available in English
Publisher University of Zaragosa (Spain)
Responsible David Badia
Target Audience Secondary Education on Natural Sciences
Resource Date 01/Jul/2011
Resource Type Interactive Web Application
Language Spanish, English
Coverage Europe, Spain
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.cienciadelsuelo.es/
Contact Email badia@unizar.es

International Summer School Environmental and Resource Management

This summer school is a joint initiative of different universities. It brings together students and academic staff from partner institutions in the beautiful city of Ljubljana to study and discuss environmental issues in an interactive and intensive way. Organised by Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS), Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF (Germany), BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria), Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, (Slovenia), University of Copenhagen Faculty of Life Science Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning (DK)
Target Audience: Students (university)
Publisher: Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS)
Description This summer school is a joint initiative of different universities. It brings together students and academic staff from partner institutions in the beautiful city of Ljubljana to study and discuss environmental issues in an interactive and intensive way. Organised by Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS), Cranfield University (United Kingdom), Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF (Germany), BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria), Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, (Slovenia), University of Copenhagen Faculty of Life Science Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning (DK)
Publisher Biotechnical Faculty and Council for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Slovenia (CEPRS)
Responsible Prof . Dr. Franc Lobnik
Target Audience Students (university)
Resource Date 01/Feb/2011
Resource Type Summer School
Language English
Coverage Europe
Rights Accessibility No Rigths Reserved
URL http://www.let-group.com/summerschool/iss11.nsf
Contact Email Franc.Lobnik@bf.uni-lj.si