• New Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas
  • Welcome to the New European Soil Data Centre Portal
  • Welcome to the New European Soil Data Centre Portal
  • Welcome to the New European Soil Data Centre Portal
  • Welcome to the New European Soil Data Centre Portal

The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) is the thematic centre for soil related data in Europe. Its ambition is to be the single reference point for and to host all relevant soil data and information at European level. It contains a number of resources that are organized and presented in various ways: datasets, services/applications, maps, documents, events, projects and external links. We hope you can find your way in this site. When in doubt or for any question, you may contact 21em

 

Dataset Highlights

Manure and soil biodiversity

In the European Union (EU-27) and UK, animal farming generated annually more than 1.4 billion tonnes of manure during the period 2016–2019. Of this, more than 90% is directly re-applied to soils as organic fertiliser. We reviewed the impact of manure from farmed animals on soil biodiversity by...

EU Soil Observatory
 
The new EU Soil Observatory was launched on 4 December 2020.
 
The Soil Observatory will become a dynamic and inclusive platform that aims to support policymaking by:
 
  • Providing the Commission Services and the broader soil user community with the soil knowledge and data flows needed to safeguard soils.
  • Supporting EU Research & Innovation on soils.
  • Raising societal awareness of the value of soils.
 
The event was open to the public and broadcasted; it was followed by more than 1,000 people.

 

Presentations made during the event are available from the:
launch event page

 

 

 

Scientific-Technical Reports