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Recently some interesting resources for soil informations has been published. Furthermore a network had been launched by the FAO aiming to improve comparability of soil information.

LUCAS Soil, the largest open-access soil dataset for Europe

LUCAS Soil is the largest harmonized open-access topsoil dataset of the European Union. Approximately 45,000 soil samples have been collected from two time-periods, 2009–2012 and 2015.

The Global Soil Organic Carbon Map

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) launched the Global Soil Organic Carbon map (GSOCmap) using a country-driven approach as part of the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS). The Global Soil Organic Carbon map V1.0 provides important knowledge of the current Soil Organic Carbon stock stored beneath our feet and the potential for further sequestration. The data can be shown also via web application.

The Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN)

GLOSOLAN aims to make soil information comparable and interpretable across laboratories, countries and regions. This features the building of a set of agreed harmonization principles, improving quality assurance and check of soil analyses, and promoting information and experience exchange. The launch meeting of GLOSOLAN was on 1st/2nd November at FAO Headquarters in Rome.