• 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

Land degradation debt

Global Land degradation as ‘debts’

We define as environmental debt:  (a) the difference between natural forest potential and actual tree cover globally, and aggregated by latitude and by world region, (b) the difference between natural soil...

EU Soil Observatory
 
Ten months after the EU Soil Observatory was launched  (December 2020),  the first ever EUSO Stakeholders Forum was held on 19-21 October 2021.
 
This three-day event (built on six, focused, half-day sessions) reflected on the challenges facing soil within the various strategies of the Green Deal and Horizon Europe’s proposed Mission "A Soil Deal for Europe".  
 
The meeting started the process for establishing a series of dedicated EUSO Working Groups to address burning scientific and policy questions (e.g. soil monitoring, citizen engagement and increased soil literacy, soil pollution, erosion and biodiversity).
 
Also a Young Soil Researchers Forum was organized,  listening to ideas from a new generation of soil scientists!
 
The event was open to the public and broadcasted; it was followed by more than 2,000 people.
 
More information (including presentations and livestream recordings) is available from the EUSO Stakeholders Forum page.

 

 

Scientific-Technical Reports