Datasets

The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) contains currently many soil data and information; most of the offered data are at European scale, while, when possible, links to national or global datasets are provided. 

Datasets are organized in some broad categories.

  • A first category contains the European Soil Database (ESDB), datasets that have been derived with the help of the ESDB and general European datasets that contain soil properties.
  • A second category offers data that are related to soil threats (erosion, soil organic carbon, landslides, compaction, salinization, soil biodiversity, contaminated sites, soil sealing, etc.)
  • A third category offers soil point data (LUCAS, SPADE, etc)
  • A fourth category contains data that stem from projects.

Some datasets can be freely downloaded; others will be made accessible after prior registration, through a fill-in form, indicated by the  button.

More information about some of the datasets in the European Soil Data Centre can be found in the following publications: 

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Title: European Soil Database v2.0 (vector and attribute data)
Resource Type: Datasets, European Soil Database & soil properties
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Year: 2001
Publisher: European Commission –- DG JRC
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Title: European Soil Database v2 Raster Library 1kmx1km
Resource Type: Datasets, European Soil Database & soil properties
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Year: 2006
Publisher: European Commission – DG JRC
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Title: Soil Biomass Productivity maps of grasslands and pasture, of croplands and of forest areas in the European Union (EU27)
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data
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Year: 2016
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Title: Maps indicating the availability of Raw Material from soils in the European Union.
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data
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Author: Gergely Tóth, Ciro Gardi, Katalin Bódis, Éva Ivits, Ece Aksoy, Arwyn Jones, Simon Jeffrey, Thorum Petursdottir and Luca Montanarella, European Commission
Year: 2016
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Title: European map of soil suitability to provide a platform for most human activities (EU28)
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data
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Author: Tamas Hermann, Gergely Toth of the European Commission JRC
Year: 2016
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Title: Maps of preservation capacity of cultural artefacts and buried materials in soils in the EU
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data, Maps & Documents, Maps, Soil Data Maps
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Author: Mark Kibblewhite, Cranfield University, Gergely Toth, European Commission, Tamas Hermann, European Commission
Year: 2016
Publisher: European Soil Data Centre
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Title: Maps of the Storing and Filtering Capacity of Soils in Europe
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data, Maps & Documents, Maps, Soil Data Maps
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Author: András Makó, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Mihály Kocsis, University of Pannonia, Gyöngyi Barna, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Gergely Tóth, European Commission
Year: 2015
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Title: Maps of indicators of soil hydraulic properties for Europe
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data, Maps & Documents, Maps, Soil Data Maps
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Country: IT
Author: Gergely Toth, Melanie Weynants
Year: 2016
Publisher: JRC - European Commission
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Title: Soil Organic Carbon - Saturation Capacity in Europe
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data, Soil Threats Data
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Author: Emanuele Lugato, Joint Research Centre European Commission
Year: 2016
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Title: Predicted distribution of SOC content in Europe (based on LUCAS, BioSoil and CZO) in the context of the EU-funded SoilTrEC project.
Resource Type: Datasets, Maps & Documents, Documents, Publications in Journals
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Author: Ece Aksoy , Yusuf Yigini , Luca Montanarella
Year: 2016
Publisher: PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152098. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152098
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Title: Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas Maps
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Functions Data, Soil Threats Data
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Author: Alberto Orgiazzi, Arwyn Jones, Luca Montanarella
Year: 2016
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Title: Potential threats to soil biodiversity in Europe
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Threats Data
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Year: 2016
Publisher: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: Soil erosion by water (RUSLE2015)
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Threats Data
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Year: 2015
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Title: Topsoil physical properties for Europe (based on LUCAS topsoil data)
Resource Type: Datasets, European Soil Database & soil properties
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Year: 2015
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Title: Global Landform classification
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Projects Data
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Year: 2008
Publisher: European Commission - DG JRC
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Title: Support Practices factor (P-factor) for the EU
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Threats Data
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Year: 2015
Publisher: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: LS-factor (Slope Length and Steepness factor) for the EU
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Year: 2015
Publisher: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: Topsoil Soil Organic Carbon (LUCAS) for EU25
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Year: 2015
Publisher: European Commission Joint Research Centre
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Title: Soil Atlas of Africa and its associated Soil Map (data)
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Projects Data, Maps & Documents, Atlases
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Year: 2014
Publisher: European Commission
Language: en
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Title: Soil erosion in forestland in Europe (using RUSLE2015)
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Year: 2015
Publisher: European Commission - DG JRC
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Title: Pan-European SOC stock of agricultural soils
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Threats Data
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Year: 2013
Publisher: European Commission Joint Research Centre
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Title: European Soil Database Derived data
Resource Type: Datasets, European Soil Database & soil properties
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Year: 2013
Publisher: European Commission Joint Research Centre
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Title: LUCAS 2009 TOPSOIL data
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Point Data
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Year: 2013
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Title: Climate Change Regional Indicators of Change and Extremes for Europe
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Projects Data
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Year: 2012
Publisher: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
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