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)
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Year: 2001
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Title: European Soil Database v2 Raster Library 1kmx1km
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Year: 2006
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Title: Soil Biomass Productivity maps of grasslands and pasture, of croplands and of forest areas in the European Union (EU27)
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Year: 2016
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Title: Maps indicating the availability of Raw Material from soils in the European Union.
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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: Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Projections for Europe
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Author: Yusuf Yigini and Panos Panagos, European Commission
Year: 2016
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Title: European map of soil suitability to provide a platform for most human activities (EU28)
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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
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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
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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
Publisher: European Commission
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Title: Maps of indicators of soil hydraulic properties for Europe
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Year: 2016
Publisher: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: Soil erosion by water (RUSLE2015)
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Title: Topsoil physical properties for Europe (based on LUCAS topsoil data)
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Title: Global Landform classification
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Year: 2008
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Title: Support Practices factor (P-factor) for the EU
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Year: 2015
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Title: LS-factor (Slope Length and Steepness factor) for the EU
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Year: 2015
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Title: Topsoil Soil Organic Carbon (LUCAS) for EU25
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Year: 2015
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Title: Soil Atlas of Africa and its associated Soil Map (data)
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Year: 2014
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Title: Soil erosion in forestland in Europe (using RUSLE2015)
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Year: 2015
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Title: Pan-European SOC stock of agricultural soils
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Year: 2013
Publisher: European Commission Joint Research Centre
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Title: European Soil Database Derived data
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Year: 2013
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Title: LUCAS 2009 TOPSOIL data
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Title: Climate Change Regional Indicators of Change and Extremes for Europe
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Year: 2012
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Title: European Landslide Susceptibility Map (ELSUS1000) v1
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Title: Soil erosion by wind
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Year: 2016
Publisher: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
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Title: Rainfall Erosivity in the EU and Switzerland (R-factor)
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Year: 2015
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Title: Global Soil Organic Carbon Estimates
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Author: R. Hiederer, M. Köchy
Year: 2012
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Title: Soil Erodibility (K- Factor) High Resolution dataset for Europe
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Year: 2014
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Title: iSOIL project (Interactions between soil related sciences)
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Year: 2011
Publisher: JRC and iSOIL partners
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Title: G2 soil erosion model data: Crete (Greece) and Strymonas (Greece/Bulgaria), Ishmi-Erzeni (Albania)
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Publisher: JRC and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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Title: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Data & PERSAM software tool
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Year: 2015
Publisher: EFSA and JRC
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Title: Global Spatial Layers for Estimating Soil GHG Emissions from Indirect Land Use Changes(ILUC) due to the Production of Biofuels
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Title: Soil Erosion Risk Assessment in Europe data (MESALES model) - Dataset
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Year: 2002
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Title: Groundwater Resources maps of Europe
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Year: 2006
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Title: Soil pH in Europe
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Year: 2010
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Title: Saline and Sodic Soils in European Union
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Title: Natural susceptibility to soil compaction in Europe
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Author: Beata Houšková
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Title: OCTOP: Topsoil Organic Carbon Content for Europe
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Author: Jones, R.J.A., Hiederer, R., Rusco, E., Loveland, P.J. and Montanarella, L.
Year: 2004
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Title: Pan European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment - PESERA
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Title: Soil Profile Analytical Database 2
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Title: SINFO: ESDB Data adapted for the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System
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Year: 2005
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Title: Legend Files
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Title: Google Earth Files
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Author: Panagos P., Van Liedekerke M., Jones A., Montanarella L.
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Title: European Soil Database v2 Raster Library 10kmx10km
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Year: 2006
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Title: Support to Renewable Energy Directive
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Title: Heavy Metals in topsoils
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Title: Progress in the management of contaminated sites in Europe
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