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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.
The European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) is the thematic centre for soil related data in Europe. The maps resource presents a library of scanned maps and a collection of prepared maps derived from existing soil databases at the JRC. These include soil atlases for Europe and Africa, highlights of soil biodiversity and maps displaying the soil threats.