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ISRIC Elected to Host Soil Data Facility for Global Soil Partnership

ISRIC Elected to Host Soil Data Facility for Global Soil Partnership

On 20 June 2017, the Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) elected ISRIC – WDC Soils (WDS Regular Member) as the institution to host the ‘Soil Data Facility’. Specifically, as a member of the Pillar 4 Working Group (to ‘Enhance the quantity and quality of soil data and information’), ISRIC will: 

1. Contribute to the design of the Global Soil Information System.
2. Participate in capacity building programs.
3. Provide a system that integrates the national facilities into a global soil information system.

ISRIC is proud to be entrusted with this important role by the Plenary Assembly of GSP, and will work closely with the Pillar 4 Working Group and International Network of Soil Information Institutions to create a distributed soil information system to contribute to the sustainable use of the global soil resources.

Find out more here.