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ISRIC – World Soil Information

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ISRIC

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ISRIC – World Soil Information is a foundation for documentation, training and research on soils of the world. It is associated with Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) and is the World Data Centre for Soils of the International Council of Sciences (ICSU). ISRIC has extensive experience in developing global soil databases (e.g. World Soils and Terrain Database  SOTER) and in the field of soil degradation and soil conservation assessments, e.g. GLASOD, ASSOD and SOVEUR. ISRIC is a Management Group member of World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT, see partner 5, CDE). ISRIC will coordinate WB1 in the DESIRE project.

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www.isric.org

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ISRIC -  World Soil Information
Duivendaal 9
P.O. Box 353
6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands

+31 (0)317 471700

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Drs G. W. J. van Lynden

Tel.: +31 (0)317 471735
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Physical geographer with 20 years’ experience in the field of soil conservation and involve­ment in various deg­radation assessments world­wide. He is a management group member of the WOCAT programme (see also WB3).

Ir. S. Mantel

Tel.: +31 (0)317 471737  
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Agricultural engineer, spe­cialized in national and regional assessments of deg­radation impact and land management planning.

Drs. V. W. P. van Engelen

Tel.: +31 (0)317 471736  
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Physical geographer with more than 25 years’ experi­ence in soil survey, land evaluation and land use planning, at national and inter­national level. Respon­sible for the ongoing global Soil and Terrain Database (SOTER), regional surveys and professional training worldwide

Dr. Z. G.  Bai

Tel.: +31 (0)317 471739
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Agricultural engineer, wide experience in land degra­dation assessment, radio-nu­clide and isotopic tracing techniques in erosion assess­ment as well as GIS and re­mote sensing. Currently in­volved in a quantitative global assessment of land degradation (GLADA), and in WOCAT.

J. R. M. Huting

Tel.: +31 (0)317 471 723
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Responsibility for quality control of soils databases as well specialising in GIS and terrain classification with DEM analysis

 

 
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Acknowledgement

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The DESIRE project was 
co-funded by the
European Commission,
Global Change and
Ecosystem.
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

DESIRE brought together the expertise of
26 international research institutes
and non-governmental organisations.

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