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GS Soil - Assessment and strategic development of INSPIRE compliant Geodata-Services for European Soil Data

Project: Research

  • Department of Terrestrial Ecology
  • Department of Policy Analysis
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The establishment of the European Soil Strategy has enforced the link between soil information and geo-information. This has generated the need for interoperable, accessible and harmonised soil datasets for the EU. The link is also addressed by the INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/EC) which pursues an EU Spatial Data Infrastructure to support environmental policies. GS Soil aims, through state-of-the-art methodologies and best practice examples, to improve harmonisation of national datasets and make them more accessible and exploitable. Therefore, it contributes to the INSPIRE implementation with specific reference to a cluster of data themes on nature conservation.
The main objective of the GS Soil is to:
∙ involve stakeholders and soil data providers;
∙ share datasets and best practices;
∙ improve and stimulate exploitation and
∙ the re-use of information on soils.
AcronymGS Soil
Effective start/end date01/06/200901/06/2012

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