DIGISOIL

Digisoil: Integrated system of data collection technologies for mapping soil properties

Call:FP7-ENV-2007-1; Start: 01/09/2008 
Duration: 36m; 
Call: “Development and improvement of technologies for data collection in (digital) soil mapping ”
Area: 6.3.1.2 Soil
Consortium: 10 scientific partners (universities, research centers, SMEs)
Other Information: DIGISOIL is one member of the Soil Technology Cluster of Research Projects funded by the EC

The multidisciplinary DIGISOIL consortium intends to integrate and improve in situ and proximal measurement technologies for the assessment of soil properties and soil degradation indicators, going from the sensing technologies to their integration and their application in (digital) soil mapping (DSM). In addition, our SMEs experience will allow taking into account the feasibility of such developments based on economical constraints, reliability of the results and needs of the DSM community.

In order to assess and prevent soil degradation and to benefit from the different ecological, economical and historical functions of the soil in a sustainable way, there is an obvious need for high resolution and accurate maps of soil properties. The core objective of the project is to explore and exploit new capabilities of advanced geophysical technologies for answering this societal demand. To this aim, DIGISOIL addresses four issues covering technological, soil science and economic aspects: (i) the validation of geophysical (in situ, proximal and airborne) technologies and integrated pedo-geophysical inversion techniques (mechanistic data fusion) (ii) the relation between the geophysical parameters and the soil properties, (iii) the integration of the derived soil properties for mapping soil functions and soil threats, (iv) the evaluation, standardisation and sub-industrialization of the proposed methodologies, including technical and economical studies.

With respect to these issues, the milestones of the DIGISOIL project are:

  • (1) To develop, test and validate the most relevant geophysical technologies for mapping soil properties: geoelectric, seismic, GPR/EMI, magnetic and airborne hyperspectral;
  • (2) To establish correlations between the measured geophysical measurements and the soil properties involved in soil functions / threats (erosion, compaction, organic matter decline, salinisation and shallow landslides) by using innovative data processing (inversion) and correlation protocols;
  • (3)To evaluate the societal impact of the developed techniques by investigating their relevance relative to the end-user needs, the technical feasibility and the cost effectiveness;
  • (4)To produce an exploitation plan including the standardization of the processes and the technical specifications of the developed methodologies describing the system components in terms of equipment (sensors, acquisition system, mobile vector), techniques (signal processing, inversion or fusion processes, specialization) and operational protocols.

DSM Survey

The DIGISOIL Consortium involved the SOIL team of the JRC in the process of developing a new technology for the assessment of soil properties and soil degradation indicators that can be used for producing high quality geo-referenced soil maps. Before deploying the technology, and in order to better target it to the end user, JRC has conducted a survey which aimed to assess the economic feasibility of such an undertaking and its relevance to the end user. The results of this survey and more information on the Digital Soil Maps are published in the article:
Diafas, J. Panagos, P., Montanarella, L. 2013. Willingness to Pay for Soil Information: A Choice Experiment Approach. Vadose Zone Journal Vol. 12, No.4. doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0198.

In this publication, the authors estimated the economic value of soil information generated by a host of new proximal and in situ geophysical methods for the assessment of the following soil properties: carbon content, water content, clay content, bulk density, and soil depth. Therefore, they designed and applied a choice experiment as a technique in valuing soil information. Spatial resolution and map interpretation were also included as attributes, in addition to the soil properties. The survey reveals potential end-users and for what purpose they would want to use the offered maps. The authors were able to estimate the end-users' willingness to pay for individual features of the maps. One result is a particularly strong preference for maps of high resolution and accuracy that offer map interpretation in addition to a number of soil properties.


Project Partners

Short name Participant organisation name Country
BRGM BRGM FR
INRA INRA FR
UCL Université catholique de Louvain BE
FZJ Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH DE
JRC Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability EU - JRC
GIR Geological Institute of Romania RO
UPA University of Pannonia HU
ABEM ABEM SE
GAV Galileo Avionica IT
UNIFI University of Firenze IT

 

References

1. IN BOOK

Allred, B., J. Butnor, D. Corwin, R. Eigenberg, H. Farahani, K.H. Johnsen, S. Lambot, D. McInnis, E. Pettinelli, L. Samuelson, and B. Woodbury, Agricultural Geophysics, In Subsurface Sensing, Edited by Ahmet Serdar Turk, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, USA, In Press, 2010.

Garfagnoli F., Chiarantini L., Innocenti L., Moretti S., Vettori S. (2009). "VNIR-SWIR spectral analysis and mapping of soil properties: preliminary results from the Chianti area. In: Epitome. Geoitalia 2009. Rimini. 9-11 settembre 2009. (vol. 3, 2009, p. 113). ISBN/ISSN: 1972-1552

Grandjean, G., Cerdan, O., Richard, G., Cousin, I., Lagacherie, P., Tabbagh, A., Van Wesemael, B., Stevens, A., Lambot, S., Carré, F., Maftei, R., Hermann, T., Thörnelöf, T., Chiarantini, L., Moretti, S., McBratney, A., Ben Dor, E., 2010. DIGISOIL: an integrated system of data collection technologies for mapping soil properties, Chap 7, in Proximal Soil Sensing, Developments in Soil Science Series, Edited by R.A. Viscarra Rossel, A.B. McBratney, and B. Minasny, Springer, in press, 2010.

Grandjean, G., O. Cerdan, G. Richard, I. Cousin, P. Lagacherie, A. Tabbagh, B. Van Wesemael, A. Stevens, S. Lambot, F. Carré, R. Maftei, T. Hermann, T. Thörnelöf, L. Chiarantini, S. Moretti, A. McBratney, E. Ben Dor. DIGISOIL: an integrated system of data collection technologies for mapping soil properties. In: Proximal Soil Sensing Book, Springer Ed., In press.

Lambot, S., E. Pettinelli, S. Hubbard, and E.C. Slob, Hydrogeophysics, In Subsurface Sensing, Edited by Ahmet Serdar Turk, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, USA, In Press, 2010.

Lambot, S., E. Slob, J. Minet, K.Z. Jadoon, M. Vanclooster, and H. Vereecken, Full-Waveform Modeling and Inversion of Ground Penetrating Radar Data for Non-Invasive Characterization of the Soil Hydrogeophysical Properties, Chap 25, in Proximal Soil Sensing, Developments in Soil Science Series, Edited by R.A. Viscarra Rossel, A.B. McBratney, and B. Minasny, Springer, in press, 2010.

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Slob, E.C., S. Lambot, and E. pettinelli, electromagnetic properties of soils, In Subsurface Sensing, Edited by Ahmet Serdar Turk, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, USA, In Press, 2010

2. ARTICLES

Diafas, J. Panagos, P., Montanarella, L. 2013. Willingness to Pay for Soil Information: A Choice Experiment ApproachVadose Zone Journal Vol. 12, No.4. doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0198. Contact the Authors to get a Copy of the Article.

Jadoon, K.Z., S. Lambot, B. Scharnagl, E.C. Slob, and H. Vereecken, Quantifying field scale soil hydrogeophysical properties using full-waveform inversion of proximal GPR data, Near surface Geophysics, Submitted, 2010.

Jadoon, K.Z., S. Lambot, E.C. Slob, and H. Vereecken, Analysis of Horn Antenna Transfer Functions and Phase Center Position for Modeling Off-Ground GPR, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Submitted, 2010.

Jonard, F., L. Weihermüller, K. Z. Jadoon, M. Schwank, H. Vereecken, S. Lambot, Mapping field scale soil moisture with L-band radiometer and off-ground GPR over a bare soil, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Submitted, 2010.

Lambot, S., Slob, E., Rhebergen, J., Lopera, O., Jadoon, K.Z. and Vereecken, H., 2009. Remote estimation of the hydraulic properties of a sandy soil using full-waveform integrated hydrogeophysical inversion of time-lapse, off-ground GPR data. Vadose Zone Journal, 8(3): 743-754, doi: 10.2136/vzj2008.0058.

Lavoué, F., J. van der Kruk, J. Rings, F. André, D. Moghadas, J.A. Huisman, S. Lambot, L. Weihermüller, and H. Vereecken, EMI calibration using ERT-based electromagnetic modelling, Near Surface Geophysics, Submitted, 2010.

Minet, J., Lambot, S., Delaide, G., and Vanclooster, M., 2010. A Frequency Domain Reflectometry Forward and Inverse Modeling Technique for Soil Electrical Properties Characterization. Geophysics, Vadose Zone Journal, Submitted, 2010.

Minet, J., S. Lambot, E. Slob, and M. Vanclooster, Soil surface water content estimation by full-waveform GPR signal inversion in presence of thin layers, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, In press, 2010.

Moghadas, D., F. André, E.C. Slob, H. Vereecken, S. Lambot, Joint full-waveform analysis of off-ground zero-offset ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction synthetic data for estimating soil electrical properties, Geophysical Journal International, Submitted, 2010.

Moghadas, D., F. André, H. Vereecken, and S. Lambot, Efficient loop antenna modeling for zero-offset, off-ground electromagnetic induction in multilayered media, Geophysics, In Press, 2010.

Soldovieri, F., O. Lopera, and S. Lambot, Combination of advanced inversion techniques for an accurate target localization via GPR for demining applications, In press, 2010.

Stevens, A., T. Udelhoven, A. Denis, B. Tychon, L. Hoffmann, R. Lioy, and B. van Wesemael, Measuring soil organic carbon in croplands at regional scale using Imaging Spectroscopy. Geoderma , in press, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2009.11.032

3. IN CONFERENCES

André F., D. Moghadas, C. Patriarca, E.C. Slob, H. Vereecken, and S. Lambot, Integrated full-waveform analysis of ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction data for non-invasive reconstruction of multilayered media, Proceedings of the 2009 Mediterranean Microwaves Symposium, MMS2009, Tangiers, Morocco, 15-17 November 2009

Catani, F., L. Chiarantini, F. Garfagnoli, L. Innocenti, L. Mattiangeli, S. Moretti, F. Venerandi, S. Vettori, 2009, Studying soil threats using visible and near infrared spectral analysis, Proc. of “6th SIG IS EARSeL Workshop”, Tel Aviv 16-19 marzo 2009

Cousin I., Besson A., Pasquier C., Giot G., Courtemanche P., Le Lay C., B. Nicoullaud B., Bourennane H., Richard G., 2009. From spatial-continuous electrical resistivity measurements to the soil hydric functioning at the field scale: a case study in a small field area. EGU General Assembly, 19-24/04/2009, Vienna. (oral)

Cousin I., Frison A., Samouëlian A., Bourennane H., Guérin R., Richard G., 2009. Three-dimensional structure of a highly heterogeneous horizon described by Electrical Resistivity Tomography: consequences on the determination of effective hydraulic properties. EGU General Assembly, 19-24/04/2009, Vienna. (oral)

Cousin I., Séger M., Giot G., Mahu F., Boizard H., Richard G., 2009. Characterisation of the structural heterogeneity of the soil tilled layer in the field by 3D electrical resistivity measurements. 18th Conference ISTRO, 15-19/06/2009, Izmir, Turkey (poster)

Grandjean, G. and the DIGISOIL Team., 2009. First results of the DIGISOIL multi-sensor system for mapping soil properties. EGU 2009, Vienna, Austria; NOVCARE 2009, Leipzig, Deutchland

Grandjean, G., G. Richard, B. Van Wesemael, S. Lambot, F. Carré, R. Maftei, T. Hermann, T. Thörnelöf, L. Chiarantini, S. Moretti. DIGISOIL: an integrated system of data collection technologies for mapping soil properties. EGU 2008, Vienna, Austria.

Grandjean, G., O. Cerdan, K. Samyn, G. Richard, I. Cousin, J. Thiesson, B. Van Wesemael, S. Lambot, F. Carré, R. Maftei, T. Hermann, T. Thörnelöf, L. Chiarantini, S. Moretti. DIGISOIL: a geophysical multi-sensor acquisition and processing system for mapping soil properties. CONSOIL 2010, Salzburg, Austria.

Grandjean, G., O. Cerdan, K. Samyn, G. Richard, I. Cousin, J. Thiesson, B. Van Wesemael, S. Lambot, F. Carré, R. Maftei, T. Hermann, T. Thörnelöf, L. Chiarantini, S. Moretti, 2009. Premiers résultats du système multi-capteur DIGISOIL dédié à la cartographie des propriétés des sols. JNES 2009. Strasbourg, France.

Grandjean, G., O.Cerdan, G.Richard, I.Cousin, P.Lagacherie, A.Tabbagh, B. Van Wesemael, S.Lambot, F.Carré, R.Maftei, T.Hermann, T. Thörnelöf, L. Chiarantini, S.Moretti, A.McBratney, E. Ben Dor, 2008. DIGISOIL: an integrated system of data collection technologies for mapping soil properties. High Resolution Soil Sens. And Mapping. Sydney, Australia.

Lambot, S., D. Moghadas, F. André, E.C. Slob, and H. Vereecken, A unified full-waveform method for modelling ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction data for non-destructive characterization of soil and materials, In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA09), Edited by Roberto D. Graglia, paper 537, 4p, 14-18 September, 2009, Torino, Italy.

Lambot, S., F. André, D. Moghadas, E.C. Slob, and H. Vereecken, Analysis of full-waveform information content in ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction data for reconstructing multilayered media, Proceedings of the 2009 5th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar, Edited by Rafael Gómez Martín, Amelia Rubio Bretones, Salvador G. García, Mario Fernández Pantoja, and Carlos Moreno de Jong van Coevorden, p. 231-235, IWAGPR 2009, Grenada, Spain, 27-29 May 2009.

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Maftei, R., E. Rusu, R. Ciurean, O. Avram, I. Scutelnicu, S. Grigorescu, and A. Grigorescu as: New aspects concerning geoelectrical tests on shallow landslides in Telega, Romania, EGU 2009, Vienna, Austria

Maftei, R., R. Ciurean, I. Scutelnicu, P. Cristea, V. Manj, E. Rusu, A. Grigorescu, O. Avram, and C. Cristian as: Methodology for natural and antropical hazars’assessment regarding land instability phenomena-case studies in Romania, EGU 2009, Vienna, Austria

Moghadas, D., André, F., Vereeken, H., Lambot, S., Full-waveform modeling and joint inversion of electromagnetic induction and ground penetrating radar data, in Proceedings of the 2009 EAGE, Near Surface Geophysics Conference, Edited by Peter O’ Connor and Manuel J.S. Matias, paper A31, 5p, 7-9 September 2009, Dublin, Ireland.

Moretti, S., F. Garfagnoli, L. Innocenti, L. Chiarantini, 2009, Studying soil properties using visible and near infrared spectral analysis, Vol. 11, EGU2009-2522, EGU General Assembly, Vienna 19-24 April.

Samyn, K., O. Cerdan, G. Grandjean, A. Bitri, S. Bernardie, J.F. Ouvry, Soil depth mapping using seismic surface waves for the assessment of soil vulnerability to erosion. EGU 2009, Vienna, Austria.

Seger M., Cousin I., Giot G., Boizard H., Mahu F., Richard G., 2009. Characterisation of the structural heterogeneity of the soil layer by using in situ 2D and 3D electrical resistivity measurements. 7e Colloque GEOFCAN, 9-12/09/2009, Paris. (oral)

Stevens, A., and B. van Wesemael, Hyperspectral remote sensing for soil organic carbon mapping, European Geophysical Union (EGU) Conference 2009, Vienna, Austria, 20 April 2009

Stevens, A., T. Udelhoven, A. Denis, B. Tychon, R. Lioy and B. van Wesemael, Monitoring soil organic carbon in cropland using VIS-NIR imaging spectroscopy, European Geophysical Union (EGU) Conference 2009, Vienna, Austria, 23 April 2009

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