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.
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