Other EU-funded Projects

European Soil Data Center (ESDAC) hosts deliverables/data/reports of soil relevant projects which have been financed by EU budget. On this page, a list of international, multi-partner EU-funded projects, that are relevant to soil, is presented:

6th and 7th Framework Programme for Research (40 Projects)

Project ACRONYM Type of project TITLE Start End Website Final Report / Other Deliverables
AQUAREHAB CP-FP Development of rehabilitation technologies and approaches for multipressured degraded waters and the integration of their impact on river basin management 2009 2013 http://aquarehab.vito.be/home/Pages/home.asp  
AQUATERRA IP Understanding river-sediment-soil-groundwater interactions for support of management of water bodies (river basin & catchment areas). 2004  May 2009  http://www.eu-aquaterra.de/  
BIOTOOL  STREP  Biological procedures for diagnosing the status and predicting evolution of polluted environments  2004  2007  http://www.eugris.info/DisplayProject.asp?P=4434  
CARBOEUROPE  IP  Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance   2004  2008 http://www.carboeurope.org/  
CARBO-Extreme CP-FP The terrestrial carbon cycle under climate vriability and extremes - A pan-European synthesis  2009  June 2013  http://www.carbo-extreme.eu/  
CATCH-C CP-FP Farm-compatibility of 'Best Management Practices' 2011 - http://www.catch-c.eu/  
CLEANSOIL INCO An Innovative Method for the On-Site Remediation of Polluted Soil under existing Infrastructures 2005 2008 http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/74864_en.html Final Report: An innovative method for the on-site remediation of polluted soil under existing infrastructures
DESIRE  IP Desertification mitigation and remediation of land – a global approach for local solutions 2007 2012  http://www.desire-project.eu  
DIGISOIL  CP-FP  Integrated System of data collection technologies for mapping soil properties  Sep 2008  Aug 2011  http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/projects/Digisoil/  
ECOFINDERS  IP  Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils  2011  Dec 2014  http://www.ecofinders.eu/  
ENVASSO  STREP  Environmental Assessment of Soil for Monitoring  2006  2009  http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/projects/envasso/  
E-SOTER  CP  Regional Pilot Platform as EU contribution to a Global Soil Observing System  2008  Feb 2012  http://www.esoter.org  
EURODEMO  CA  European Platform for Demonstration of Efficient Soil and Groundwater Remediation  2005  2008  http://www.eurodemo.info/  
FOOTPRINT  STREP  Functional tools for pesticide risk assessment and management  2006  2009  http://www.eu-footprint.org/ataglance.html  
GHG-EUROPE  IP  Greenhouse gas management in European land-use systems  2010  2013  http://www.ghg-europe.eu/  
HOMBRE  CP-FP  Holistic management of brownfield regeneration  2010 2014 http://www.deltares.nl/en/expertise/101145/urban-land-and-water-management/811569  
HORIZONTAL  STREP Horizontal Standards on Organic Micropollutants for Implementation of EU Directives on Sludge, Soil and Treated Bio-waste 2003; 2008; http://www.ecn.nl/horizontal/  
iSOIL  CP-FP  Interactions between soil related sciences - Linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping  2008 Nov 2011 http://www.isoil.ufz.de/index.php?en=16412  
ISOSoil  CP-FP  Contaminant specific isotope analyses as sharp environmental forensics tools for site characterisation, monitoring and source apportionment of pollutants in soil  2009  Feb 2012  http://isosoil.eu/Soilcontamination/Default.aspx  
LUPIS  STREP  Land Use Policies and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries   2007  May 2010  http://www3.lei.wur.nl/lupis/  
ModelPROBE  CP-FP  Model driven soil probing - Site assessment and evaluation  2010  March 2012 http://www.modelprobe.ufz.de/  
NITROEUROPE  IP The nitrogen cycle and its influence on the European greenhouse gas balance 2006  finished http://www.nitroeurope.eu/  
PANGEOE  CP-FP; PanGeo provides free access to geohazard information for many of the largest cities in Europe  Feb 2011 Jan 2014 http://www.pangeoproject.eu/  
PROMOTE  STREP  Efficiency control and performance verification of improved approaches for soil-groundwater protection and rehabilitation  2005 Aug 2008 http://www.promote-etv.org/  
RAMSOIL  SSA  Risk assessment methodologies for soil threats  2006  Finished  http://www.ramsoil.eu/UK/ Final Report: Risk Assessment Methodologies of Soil Threats in Europe
SAFELAND  CP-FP Living with landslide risk in Europe: Assessment, effects of global change, and risk management strategies  2009 2012 http://www.safeland-fp7.eu/  
SEAMLESS  IP  System for Environmental and Agricultural Modelling; Linking European Science and Society  2005  March 2009 http://www.seamless-ip.org/  
SEDBARCAH  STREP  Sediment biobarriers for chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons in groundwater reaching surface water  2005  finished  http://www.vito.be/SEDBARCAH  
SmartSoil CP-FP Sustainable farm Management Aimed at Reducing Threats to SOILs under climate change 2011 - http://smartsoil.eu/  
SNOWMAN ERANET Sustainable management of soil and groundwater under the pressure of soil pollution and soil contamination 2005 finished http://www.snowman-era.net/  
SoilCAM CP-FP  Soil Contamination: Advanced integrated characterisation and time-lapse monitoring  2010  May 2012 http://www.soilcam.eu  
SOILCRITZONE SSA Soil sustainability in Europe as deduced from investigation of the Critical Zone 2007 Finished http://sustainability.gly.bris.ac.uk/soilcritzone/  
SOILSERVICE CP-FP  Conflicting demands of land use, soil biodiversity and the sustainable delivery of ecosystem goods and services in Europe 2009 March 2012 http://www.lu.se/soil-ecology-group/research/soilservice  
SOILTREC IP Soil Transformations in Europen Catchments - Network of Critical Zone soil observatories together with U.S. NSF Dec 2009 Nov 2014 http://www.soiltrec.eu/  
STRESOIL STREP  In Situ Stimulation and Remediation of Contaminated Fractured Soils  2004 2006 http://www.stresoil.com/intro.html  
TILMAN-ORG ERANET Reduced tillage and green manures for sustainable organic cropping systems – TILMAN-ORG 2011 2014 http://www.tilman-org.net/  
TIMBRE CP-FP Tailored improvement of brownfield regeneration in Europe 2010 June 2014 http://www.timbre-project.eu/  
UMBRELLA CP-FP  Using microbes for the regulation of heavy metal mobility at ecosystem and landscape scale: An integrative approcah for soil remediation by geobiological processes 2009  2012  http://www.umbrella.uni-jena.de/cms/index.php  
UPSOIL CP-FP Sustainable soil ugrading by developing cost-effective, biogeochemical remediation approaches 2009  Sept 2012  http://www.upsoil.eu/ Press Release, A promising breakthrough in soil remediation - the UPSOIL project findings (Dec 2011) and the latest Newsletter (Dec 2011).
VOLANTE IP Visions of land use transformations in Europe 2010  April 2015  http://www.volante-project.eu/  

Explanation of the "TYPE of PROJECT" Acronyms 
IP: Integrated Project 
STREP: Specific Targeted Research Projects 
CA: Concerted Action 
CSA: Coordination and Support Action 
CP-FP: Small- or medium-scale focussed research project 
ERANET-PLUS: EU financial support to facilitate joint calls for proposals between national and/or regional programmes 
SSA: Specific Support Action 
INCO: Specific measures in support of international cooperation: Specific activities covering wider field of research under the Focusing and Integrating Community Research programme 2002-2006. 

Other Types of Projects (LIFE+, eContentPlus, ....)

Project ACRONYM Type of project TITLE - Brief Description Start End Website Final Report / Other Deliverables
List of LIFE projects LIFE+ LIFE projects lead the way in sustainable soil management. 2012 - http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/features/2012/soil_managmt.htm  
SOILPRO LIFE+ The SOILPRO project has the overall objective of halting soil degradation in EU Member States in line with the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection. It will do this by encouraging co-operation between local authorities and research institutes within a transnational environment, as this can promote the development of spatial methodologies for monitoring and managing soil degradation. 2010 2013 http://www.soilpro.eu/en/home  
CircUse ERDF CircUse contributed to the objective of integrated development strategies and investments by providing a viable framework, action plans and pilot projects on land use management as precondition for private investments (pilot projects). In order to support European soil awareness a number of illustrations have been produced in various language. 2010 2013 http://www.circuse.eu/ Illustrations (in 29 Languages) and Final Report
OSDDT MED Programme (co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund) Raise awareness among local agents of the adverse consequences for sustainable development of curent land use and consumption models. 
Encourage local agents to adopt technical and operational tools that support economic development affected by land use.
2010 2013 http://www.osddt.eu  
GS Soil eContentplus GS Soil aims at establishing a Best Practice Network dealing with a cluster of the data themes listed in the Annexes I to III of the INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/EC) and focused on soil related issues. June 2009 May 2012 http://www.gssoil.eu/  
URBAN-SMS CENTRAL EUROPE Programme URBAN SMS focuses on management of the resource soil in urban areas in order to steer the use of soils towards a sustainable way conserving the soil functions and eco-services as much as possible in order to support the regional development in the programme area. October 2008 March 2012 http://www.urban-sms.eu/  
CityChlor INTERREG IVB North-West Europe (NWE) CityChlor is a transnational cooperation project that aims to improve the quality and minimize the pollution of soil and groundwater. Our solution? An integrated approach to tackle the threats caused by contamination with chlorinated solvents in urban areas.   March 2013 http://www.citychlor.eu/  

Other Information sources

LIFE Projects: Although soil has not been a core theme of LIFE, the programme has funded many soil-related projects since its launch in 1992, and there has been an increasing focus on soil protection since the publication of the Thematic Strategy in 2006. LIFE has co-financed actions targeting erosion, landslides, contamination, loss of soil organic matter, sealing, compaction, and other soil management issues. This LIFE Focus publication thus provides an opportunity to highlight and assess LIFE's important contribution to date, including proposals for ways in which LIFE's outputs may be better channeled and have an even greater impact in future. The publication includes an overview of soil policy, analysis of LIFE's contribution to its implementation and interviews that link soil science to policy-making to practical action.

EU research - More information on research priorities and European RTD project: Soil and Sustainable - Land Use Management