Inaugurating the Global Digital Soil Map

On February 17, 2009, over 100 participants gathered from many institutions, disciplines, and continents to inaugurate GlobalSoilMap.net, a pioneering new tool that will utilize innovative technology to digitally map the Earth’s soil and its properties. At the meeting, stakeholders discussed the wide reach of this initiative, examining the role and impact of GlobalSoilMap.net in regions around the globe and in a range of disciplines. Throughout the day, participants underlines the significance of the new digital soil map, discussing its potential in addresses key developmental and environmental issues facing the globe, such as food security, climate change, biodiversity, and deforestation, among others.

Read more about the global digital soil map here.