WORLDSOILS

Monitoring global topsoil using space-borne EO data

WORLDSOILS is an application project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) developed within the EO Science for Society slice of the 5th Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP-5).

WORLDSOILS Monitoring System

WORLDSOILS aims to develop a pre-operational Soil Monitoring System to provide yearly estimations of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) at global scale, exploiting space-based EO data leveraging large soil data archives and modelling techniques to improve the spatial resolution and accuracy of SOC maps.

End-users

The project engaging and bringing together authoritative end users with a mandate on reporting on soils, the proximal soil mapping community, the digital soil mapping community and EO experts for developing in close cooperation soil indices relevant for monitoring the global top soils as baseline information for downstream research, institutional and commercial applications and services (e.g. reporting, soil management systems, agricultural applications, …).

Case Studies

The EO-driven approach has been tested in three pilot regions to validate the system. These regions represent different bioclimatic regions of European territory with a  range of vegetation types, land use and soil types.

SOC Product Browser

WORLDSOILS provides a Graphical User Interface based on web service to allow users downloading the SOC products generated by this monitoring system. Click in the image below to open a new window with the product browser:

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WORLDSOILS has a strong focus on the collaboration between partners and end users with a mandate on reporting on soils, the proximal soil mapping community, the digital soil mapping community and EO experts. 

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