Indicators on Soil Erosion

For non-GIS users, policy makers, advisors, students and other group of people,  ESDAC provided the aggregated data on soil erosion. Please scroll the whole page in order to get the indicator that fits to your purposes:  Agro-environmental Indicator, CAP Context Indicator, Wind Erosion indicator for arable lands.

Note: Here we provide aggregated data at different scales (Country, regions, provinces). In case you need the GIS raw data, please download the Soil erosion datasets.

The data are procided in different NUTS levels (NUTS0: Countries, NUTS1, NUTS2: Regions, NUTS3: Provinces). You can find the corresponding NUTS explanations in the EUROSTAT relevant page.

Agro-Environmental Indicator "Soil Erosion by water"

Year Soil Erosion by Water (t ha-1 yr-1)
2000 Erosion for all lands 2000 (NUTS0, NUTS1, NUTS2, NUTS3)
2010 Erosion for all lands 2010 (NUTS0, NUTS1, NUTS2, NUTS3)
2012 Erosion for all lands 2012 (NUTS0, NUTS1, NUTS2, NUTS3)

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Fig. 1: An example of the mapped indicator at NUTS3 level.

 

CAP Context Indicators

Soil erosion by water is the CAP Contect Indicator #42. This indicator assess the "Estimated agricultural area affected by severe water erosion (>11 t ha-1 yr-1)"

Year Agricultural area (ha, %) affected by severe soil erosion(>11 t ha-1 yr-1)
2000 Share of Agriculture area (ha, %) under severe erosion in 2000 (NUTS0, NUTS1, NUTS2, NUTS3)
2010 Share of Agriculture area (ha, %) under severe erosion in 2010 (NUTS0, NUTS1, NUTS2, NUTS3)
2012 Share of Agriculture area (ha, %) under severe erosion in 2012 (NUTS0, NUTS1, NUTS2, NUTS3)

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Fig. 2: An example of the mapped indicator at NUTS3 level.

 

Wind erosion aggregated data

Wind erosion data have been also aggregated at different scales. Please note that the wind erosion has been estimated only once (2010) and refers only in Arable lands (CLC codes 12,13)

Year Soil Loss by wind erosion (t ha-1 yr-1) in arable lands and Share of land under severe wind erosion (t ha-1 yr-1)
2010 Wind erosion data

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More information on Agro-environmental Indicator Soil Erosion by Water (maintained by Eurostat).

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