AfSIS meeting at ISRIC

Submitted by gerard.heuvelin... on March 16, 2012 - 16:05
AfSIS meeting at ISRIC

Date: Tuesday 13 March

Workshop moderator: Gerard Heuvelink
Participants: Gerard Heuvelink, Tom Hengl, Hannes I. Reuter, Johan Leenaars, Dominique Arrouays, Fanny Collard, Nicolas Saby
Virtual participants: Jiehua Chen, Markus Walsh, Sonya Ahamed

Workshop objective: present current status of the ISRIC contribution to AfSIS to the Science Coordinator and colleagues; discuss the use of these methods and tools for the project. Introduce main concepts of the Global Soil Information Facilities (GSIF) and demonstrate some processes using real soil data.

In November 2008, an $18 million grant has been obtained from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to map most parts in Sub-Sahara Africa, and make all Sub-Saharan Africa data available. From this grant there are also funds for coordinating global efforts and for the establishment of a global consortium. Several institutions have assumed a leading role in this effort and have made substantial financial and in-kind contributions.

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