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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. ...

New Data Products from SEDAC

New Data Products from SEDAC

The Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC; WDS Regular Member) has announced the release of the following data and information products: What's New in GPWv4 – A video introduction to the fourth version of the Gridded Population of the World data collection, which models the global distribution of human population on a continuous surface. Global 3-Year Running Mean ...

2017 NAGARA Conference Session on Trusted Digital Repositories

2017 NAGARA Conference Session on Trusted Digital Repositories

John Faundeen of WDC - Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (WDS Regular Member) is co-leading a session related to Trusted Digital Repositories at the 2017 National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) annual conference . He is looking for presenters on this pertinent topic and is casting a wide net in the hope of attracting those willing to ...

Trusted Soil Data for Solving Global Issues!

Trusted Soil Data for Solving Global Issues!

ISRIC - WDC Soils (WDS Regular Member) has released a large set of standardized soil profile data that are freely available for the international community to access and use  to underpin broad-scale mapping and modelling efforts aimed at addressing issues such as food security, land degradation, and climate change. The four million records (for some 94 thousand profiles) contained within ...

PANGAEA Launches New Website and Functionalities

PANGAEA Launches New Website and Functionalities

After more than 20 years of operation, PANGAEA — WDS Regular Member since 2011 — has renewed its website ( www.pangaea.de ) with new functionalities. Although many users liked the minimalistic Google-like interface, it was decided to adopt more sophisticated techniques enabling better interactions with users. In particular, navigation into the data archive is improved. Different topics, ...

ISRIC – WDC Soils Launches Virtual Soil Museum & Updated Soil Property Database for the World

ISRIC – WDC Soils Launches Virtual Soil Museum & Updated Soil Property Database for the World

The World Soil Museum of ISRIC – World Soil Information (WDS Regular Member) in Wageningen can now be visited online . The museum has a collection of reference soil profiles from around the world. These 3D profiles, or monoliths, are used to explain main soil forming factors and to show the importance of the soil for ensuring food security, mitigating climate change, or in terms of their ...