iSOIL – Interactions between soil related sciences – Linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping
|Project acronym: iSOIL
Project full title: Interactions between soil related sciences – Linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping
Call identifier: FP7-ENV-2007-1
Call: ENV.2007.3.1.2.1. Development and improvement of technologies for data collection in (digital) soil mapping;
Start: 01/06/2008 Duration: 42m;
Consortium: ENV.2007.3.1.2.1. Development and improvement of technologies for data collection in (digital) soil mapping
Project Web Site: http://www.isoil.info/
(Sep 2011) Data: The project has generated a number of maps/datasets (geophysical, electromagnetic, spectroscopic) for the Nine (9) main project field sites - from Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria - that can be used by other scientists. The data are availabe for Free download after prior registration
iSOIL is a collaborate project co-funded by the Research DG of the European Commission within the RTD activities of the FP7 Thematic Priority Environment.
iSOIL will develop, validate and evaluate concepts and strategies for an improved soil mapping. Therefore, three topics are of major methodological interest (1) Development of geophysical techniques, (2) Development of geophysical transfer functions and (3) Digital Soil Mapping. This requires the combination and integration of different measuring techniques, of pedometrical and pedophysical approaches, enhanced DSM techniques, as well as subsequent modelling approaches. In so doing, structures of landscapes and different types of land use must be taken into account using a hierarchical approach.
The final aim of the project is to provide techniques and recommendations for high resolution, economically feasible, and target oriented soil mapping under conditions realistic for end-user.
An important aspect of the project is the sustainable dissemination of the technologies and concepts developed through workshops at regional level, international conferences and publications. For this purpose a handbook with set of guidelines or best practices on how to use and choose different soil sensors within the mobile sensor platform depending on the aim at hand will be written and published.
WP1: Platforms:technical integration of sensors
Concept of mobile measuring platforms, Integration of “known” sensors such as EM38DD, EM31, gamma-ray spectrometer, magnetics, hyperspectral measurements.
WP2: Emerging and monitoring technologies
Assessment of mechanical soil strength with the propagation of acoustic waves
Assessment of soil properties with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR)
Soil characterization with spectral induced polarization (SIP)
Definition of relationships between (combinations of) measured geophysical parameters and the soil characteristics of interest.
Design of sampling schemes
Improvement and development of digital soil mapping approaches
Development of new models and transfer functions
Methodology for preparation of soil property and soil functional maps
Methods for implementation of soil monitoring
WP5: Application and validation
Application and validation of various soil function and soil threat models based on data provided by the integrated approach of geophysical sensing and digital soil mapping (WP 1-4) on test sites with known soil degradation impact
WP6: Guidelines and data implementation
CEN Workshop : Best Practice Approach for electromagnetic induction measurements of the near surface
Handbook: Set of guidelines or best practices on how to use and choose different soil sensors within the mobile sensor platform depending on the aim at hand
Preparing data for implementation in European data bases – data management systems
WP7: Dissemination of results
Dissemination of results of iSOIL
Communication of the current state
Feedback from policy, regulators, end users
JRC as the Focal Point for Soil Information in Europe will perform research on how to transfer the knowledge/data/algorithms gained by the WPs 1 to 5 into the ESDAC data structure / algorithm database as well participate in WP4 - Pedometrics with modelling of soil threats.
|Beneficiary name||Beneficiary short name|
|Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung||UFZ|
|Bulgarian Academy of Science||GPhI|
|Allied Associates Geophysical Ltd.||AAG|
|Allsat GmbH network + services||ANS|
|Crop Research Institute||CRI|
|Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague||CULS|
|Comite Europeen de Normalisation||CEN|
|Institute for Environment and Sustainability||JRC|
|The Soil Company||SC|
|National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University||CU|
|Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel||CAU|
|Universita` degli studi di Padova||UPD|
|Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH||JR|
||Title: iSOIL project (Interactions between soil related sciences)|
Resource Type: Datasets, Soil Projects Data
Registration requested: Request Form
Publisher: JRC and iSOIL partners