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Soil functions in the Danube Region, which drive most land services, are often taken for granted and perceived to be in abundance. Despite their fundamental roles, soil and land degradation generally goes unnoticed.
Land management, which is the prime pressure on the soil resource, is becoming an increasing societal challenge throughout the Danube Region. This is especially important when one considers the economic consequences of land degradation and the trans-border implications of land loss. However, integrated detailed data on soil resources across the Danube Basin are lacking. In this context, this workshop aims to initiate the development of a new high-resolution, INSPIRE-compliant soil database for the Danube Basin. This dataset will complement the existing Eurasian Soil Geographical Database and provide many countries with a new policy-relevant product.
Reference & description:
Development of new harmonised soil database for the Danube Basin - workshop (Last update: 22/05/2014)
Date, place & duration:
8-10 October 2014, Bratislava, Slovakia - Duration: 2 days