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  1. Soil protection

    Soil provides the main foundation for human activity and housing. It is a limited and fragile resource, that Europe's environment policy seeks to protect. Soil data and information are relevant for a number of EU policy areas: food security, agricult ...

    01 September 2015

  2. Soil

    Soil is a natural medium composed of mineral particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms. It is essentially a non-renewable resource which performs many vital functions: food and other biomass production, and storage, filtration and the tra ...

    30 April 2014

  3. New atlas illustrates global soil biodiversity and threats to soil organisms

    23 May 2016 This week, the JRC publishes the first-ever Soil Biodiversity Atlas that maps the soil biodiversity of the entire planet. This unique atlas pays tribute to soil – the silent engine that keeps the planet alive – by providing a detailed analysis ...

    23 May 2016

  4. ELSA Jahrestagung 2016: Boden und Bodenschutz in Europa- Zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit

    14 Apr 2016 to 15 Apr 2016 At the plenary meeting of the European Land and Soil Alliance (ELSA), representatives of the European Commission, the German, Austrian and Italiy governments will discuss  the impact of the International Year of Soils (2015) in ...

    14 March 2016

  5. Fifth Working Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS)

    14 Mar 2016 to 18 Mar 2016 The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils will meet for its 5th Working session from 14-18 March 2016 in Rome. The key points that will be under discussion during this intense working week include: Review and finalization o ...

    11 March 2016

  6. Combining Soil Databases for Topsoil Organic Carbon Mapping in Europe

    In this paper, SOC contents of Koiliaris (Greece), Damma Glacier (Switzerland), Lysina (Czech Republic) and Fuchsenbigl (Austria) critical zone observatories (CZOs) have been investigated by Regression-Kriging method. Different environmental predictors (e ...

    25 May 2016

  7. Austin International Conference on Soil Modeling

    29 Mar 2016 to 01 Apr 2016 The organisers of the Austin International Conference on Soil Modeling propose to establish an international soil modelling consortium with the aims of 1) bringing together leading experts in modelling soil processes within all ...

    01 April 2016

  8. 66. Öffentliche Hochschultagung

    04 Feb 2016 IES scientist L. Montanarella is an invited keynote speaker at the opening of the conference, at which he will speak on "EU-Agrarpolitik aus Sicht der Welternährungssicherung und Ressourcenschonung", in the Frederik-Paulsen-Hörsaal a ...

    05 January 2016

  9. Conférence- Espace des sciences Rennes

    15 Dec 2015 At 20:30, as part of the events held to mark the International Year of Soils (2015) and his role as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), IES scientist Luca Montanarella will speak of the urgent need to ensure soil ...

    14 December 2015

  10. JRC Thematic Report: Science for environmental sustainability

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service, supports EU Member States in implementing environmental policies and participates in international efforts to promote the sustainable use of resources and improve land-us ...

    01 May 2016

  11. Closing event of the International Year of Soils 2015

    04 Dec 2015 The official closure of the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS) will take place at FAO Headquarters on 4 December from 12:30 to 14:00 pm (CET). The ceremony will also mark this year's celebration of World Soil Day (5 December) and the ...

    03 December 2015

  12. Suolo, impatto antropico e sostenibilità ambientale

    04 Dec 2015 To mark the occasion of World Soil Day (5 December), the Istituto per le Piante da Legno e l'Ambiente (IPLA), Turin, is hosting a full-day event on the sustainable management of soils. During the morning session, which is dedicated to pre ...

    03 December 2015

  13. International Year of Soils Closing event

    04 Dec 2015 This Conference is hosted by Brussels Environment as part of the International Year of Soils, and will bring together policy makers, soil experts and practitioners, NGOs and professional associations. The opening session will see the participa ...

    03 December 2015

  14. Assessment of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks under the Future Climate and Land Cover Changes in Europe

    Soil organic carbon plays an important role in the carbon cycling of terrestrial ecosystems, variations in soil organic carbon stocks are very important for the ecosystem. In this study, a geostatistical model was used for predicting current and future so ...

    23 April 2016

  15. “Africa in Profile 2015 – Launch of the French version of the Soil Atlas of Africa”

    04 Dec 2015 to 05 Dec 2015 The IES has co-organised a high-level African soil event which will be held in the University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium on 4 and 5 December. The event will mark the launch of the French edition of the Soil Atlas of Africa, and ...

    06 November 2015

  16. Potential threats to soil biodiversity

    12 Jan 2016 A recently published JRC article maps the potential threats to three categories of soil biodiversity(namely soil microorganisms, fauna and biological functions) in the EU, and gives guidelines for identifying soils that are potentially at risk ...

    12 January 2016

  17. JRC Annual Report 2015

    Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’s work carried out in 2015. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities. lbna27501enn_new_2.pdf BARRY Geraldine, GONZALEZ VERDESOTO Elena, WCISLO Monika, QUE ...

    14 May 2016

  18. JRC and U.S. Geological Survey boost cooperation in earth sciences

    06 Jan 2016 The JRC and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have now concluded a comprehensive agreement to further scientific and technical exchange and increase the knowledge and capabilities of the JRC and the USGS in the field of earth sciences. New are ...

    06 January 2016

  19. Sols et environnement- Chiffres clés

    15 Dec 2015 The report ‘Sols et environnement- Chiffres clés" (Soil and Environment- Key Figures 2015), recently published by the French Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy, includes a number of JRC maps on landslides and soil ...

    15 December 2015

  20. World’s soil resources: human pressure reaching critical limits

    04 Dec 2015 The overwhelming majority of soil resources across the globe are in poor condition and their health is worsening, according to the first global status report on soil resources, which is being presented today in Rome in anticipation of the Worl ...

    04 December 2015

  21. Soil security – a call to arms

    23 Nov 2015 In a Comment published in Nature today, JRC scientist Luca Montanarella calls for a voluntary international agreement to protect soil from erosion and degradation through a reinvigorated Global Soil Partnership. Every year, the world loses 75 ...

    23 November 2015

  22. CORRIGENDUM Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the Production of Chlor-alkali. Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control)

    Not applicable. http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC100905 BRINKMANN Thomas GINER SANTONJA German SCHORCHT Frauke ROUDIER Serge DELGADO SANCHO Luis 2014 EUR- Scientific and Technical Research Reports IPTS Environment and climate chan ...

    13 April 2016

  23. Rainfall erosivity in Italy: A national scale spatio-temporal assessment

    Soil erosion by water is a serious threat for the Mediterranean region. Raindrop impacts and consequent runoff generation are the main driving forces of this geomorphic process of soil degradation. The potential ability for rainfall to cause soil loss is ...

    10 March 2016

  24. Giving soils a voice- JRC-European Network for Soil Awareness Conference

    21 Oct 2015 to 22 Oct 2015 This two-day conference brings together soil scientists and specialists in the areas of communication and education in order to understand how best to raise awareness among an increasingly urbanised public and policy makers of t ...

    13 May 2015

  25. Soil- where food begins!

    07 Aug 2015 to 09 Aug 2015 The JRC, in collaboration with Regione Lombardia, Piemonte, the FAO and ENSA, will hold a three-day exhibition in the Cascina Triulza of the Expo site from 7 to 9 August 2015, to present the importance of soil to the life and we ...

    13 May 2015