Video about GlobalSoilMap.net featured at Deutsche Welle
Researchers from the international globalsoilmap.net consortium are creating the next generation of digital soil property maps of the world. Soil profiles and paper maps obtained from ISRIC -World Soil Information and newly acquired geophysical and spectral data, supplied by Helmholtz Centre for Environment Research, provide the basis for the mapping process. Dr. B. MacMillan, the international science coordinator, and colleagues discuss activities in a Video (available in German and English), at Deutsche Welle or www.nano.de.
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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