EIONET Workshop 10-12 December 2012
Venue - General
This workshop was held at JRC Ispra from 10 to 12 December 2012, organized by the Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the JRC.
Representatives from EIONET member countries have been invited to the meeting together with representatives from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and DG Environment to discuss the soil information and data flow between the interested parties during the period 2009-2012. The workshop dealt with the following issues: it reflected on the last two data collection exercises held in 2010 (soil organic carbon/soil erosion) and 2011 (contaminated sites); it discussed how possible new soil data requirements specified by DG ENV and EEA (as main customers) could be matched with contributions from EIONET National Reference Centres for Soil and an outline of the road ahead was agreed for the short term.
Input to the meeting:
- Draft agenda (28/Nov/2012) including references to background documents
- Final list of participants (28/Nov/2012)
- A draft report and database concerning the CSI015 Indicator "Progress in the Management of Contaminated Sites", based on EIONET countries input end 2011 / beginning 2012. Note the 'readme_first' file that says "The document and database in this archive are preliminary and should not be regarded as an official release by the European Commission. Its contents will be quality-checked and refined in the near future. The report still needs some editing; acknowledgments to the contributing EIONET countries and contact persons need to be included; an executive summary is to be added."
- A scientific paper based on EIONET countries input in the EIONET Soil Organic Carbon data collection exercise of 2010, entitled :
"Estimating soil organic carbon in Europe based on data collected through an European network" (Panagos, P., Hiederer, R., Van Liedekerke, M., Bampa, F), 2013. Ecological Indicators 24, pp. 439-450. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.07.020]. Contact the Author in order to request a Reprint.
Ouput of the meeting (18/01/2013)
(06/03/2013): The final report ( ) of the meeting, including the various discussions, conclusions and planned actions are now available.
The presentations made during the meeting and corresponding to the items of the final agenda ( ) are here:
Monday 10 December 2012:
- Welcome by JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Maria Betti, Director)
- Welcome by IES Land Resource Management (Alan Belward, Unit Head)
- Achievements since the last EIONET Workshop Soil of March 2009 (Marc Van Liedekerke, SOIL Action)
- Recent EU policy developments and soil data needs (Luca Marmo, DG ENV)
- Data requirements for European environmental reporting and policy analysis (Geertrui Louwagie, EEA)
Tuesday 11 December 2012:
- European Directive (2007/2/EC) INSPIRE – sharing soil data in interoperable way (Robert Tomas, INSPIRE Team JRC)
- Achievements of the GS Soil Project (Marleen Van Damme, LNE Vlaanderen, Belgium)
- Multifunctional Soil Conservation and Land Management through the Development of a Web Based Spatial Decision Supporting System (SoilConsWeb –LIFE+ 2008) (Fabio Terribile, Federico II University, Naples)
- News of the European Soil Bureau Network; News on the Global Soil Partnership (Luca Montanarella, SOIL Action)
- Results of the 2009/2010 Soil Organic Carbon data collection (Panos Panagos, SOIL Action)
- New data requirements on peat areas in Europe (Arwyn Jones, SOIL Action)
- Results of the 2009/2010 Soil Erosion data collection (Panos Panagos, SOIL Action)
- Results of the 2011 Contaminated Sites data collection (Sigbert Huber, UBA Austria)
Wednesday 12 December 2012:
- Management of Contaminated Sites in Greece (Sid. Theocharopoulos, Soil Science Institute of Athens, Greece)
- The INSPIRE contaminated sites data exchange model (Kees Versluijs, RIVM, the Netherlands)
- A new approach for mapping soil indicators at national level by up up-scaling and harmonising local soil data SIAS project – Italy (Carlo Jacomini, ISPRA, Italy)
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