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.
To measure soil properties and biodiversity across Europe, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is currently conducting a large soil survey, with soil samples collected from 26 000 locations.
To support this ongoing work, the JRC has launched a call for tenders for soil analysis services.
The submission deadline is 2 July 2018.
The soil sampling is done within the framework of a European-wide survey entitled LUCAS (Land Use/Land Cover Area Frame Survey), which is coordinated by the EU Statistical Office, EUROSTAT, and aims to assess changes in land cover and land use across the EU every three years.
LUCAS SOIL is the first ever pan-European assessment of soil biodiversity and one of the largest continental assessments of soil life at global scale. It represents a unique opportunity to develop baseline maps of soil biodiversity at European scale.
In order to complete the assessment, the JRC has launched a call for tenders for laboratory analyses of topsoil samples collected in the context of the LUCAS 2018.
The call covers three types of services:
2 July 2018