We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Healthy soils are at the heart of the Green Deal for Europe.
Once lost, soils are non-renewable in terms of human lifetimes.
In addition to providing us with food, fibres and fuel, soils play a key role in regulating the Earth’s climate, providing us with clean water, protecting us from floods and preserves our cultural heritage.
The launch of JRC's EU Soil Observatory took take place on 4 December 2020.
The new EU Soil Observatory will be a dynamic and inclusive platform that will provide information and data needed to safeguard soils to the European Commission and the broader soil user community.
The event was live webstreamed - time: 10:00 to 16:00 CET
Participants could pose questions while watching using Sli.do (enter the meeting code #JRCSOIL).
Download the Agenda (in PDF) (last updated 3/12/2020, 16:45)
Setting the scene: panel discussion on policy outlooks and needs on sustainable use of soil
Formal launch of the EU Soil Observatory
Technical implementation of Soil Observatory
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