In 2023, a collaboration started between the projects WORLDSOILS and[...]
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.
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, …).
The EO-driven approach will be test in three pilot regions to validate the system have been chosen to represent different bioclimatic regions of European territory with a range of vegetation types, land use and soil types.