Title: European Soil Portal 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->maps
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: The European Soil Data Center is one of the ten environmental data centres in Europe and is the focal point for soil data at European level. The European Soil Portal contributes to a thematic data infrastructure for soils in Europe. It presents data and information regarding soils at European level. It connects to activities within JRC concerning soil (JRC SOIL Action). It serves also as a vehicle to promote the activities of the European Soil Bureau Network. Spatial data collection and processing within this infrastructure is performed according to emerging ideas behind the INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) initiative. •Soil Datasets: The European Soil Portal contains currently many soil data, maps, information, Atlases and applications; most of the offered data are at European scale, while, when possible, links to national or global datasets are provided. •Soil at JRC: Soil activities within the JRC are concentrated in a specific JRC Action, called FP7 'Soil Data and Information Systems' or SOIL. Thematic Assessement Soil in the 'State of Environment Report (SOER2010) is also available. •Documents - Publications: European Soil Bureau Research Reports, JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, Papers in Journals, Publications in Conferences, Posters and Publications in CD-ROMs, Glossary of Soil Terms. •Soil Projects: many past and current projects relate to the soil activities of JRC . •Soil Themes: covers various results for different soil themes such as Erosion, soil Organic Carbon Content, Salinisation, Landslides, Soil Compaction, Biodiversity and soil Contamination. •European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN): is a network of soil institutes supporting the JRC soil activities •International Cooperation: presents the most Important International Cooperations that Soil Action is participating (Global Soil Partnership, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, GlobalSoilMap.net, Sino-EU Panel on Land and Soil) •Events - Presentations in various events(Conferences, Workshops, Meetings, Summer Schools) which are related to the work that the Land Management Unit is doing in relation to the European Soil Bureau Network. Calendar of future events is also available. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/02/2012

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