Dear Italian Colleagues,
The European Soil Portal publishes an inventory of Soil related
Organisations in Europe: eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/library/links/soil.cfm
The objective of this Directory is to facilitate the public user in order
find the requested information resources in national or regional level.
the European Soil Portal is highly visible, we are often receiving requests
for national or regional information regarding soils. Also, this Directory
may give us the opportunity for future communication and further
collaboration. We have reached your web site and we have added a link
towards your resources which we find relative to the work that we are
performing. Please forward this message also to people who are dealing
Soils or Environmental Protection in your organisation or in your Country.
Also, I would like that you add a link in your website towards the European
In this way, we may have closer collaboration in the near future.
This Soil Portal contributes to a thematic data infrastructure for soils
Europe. It presents data and information regarding soils at European level.
It connects to activities within Joint Research Centre(JRC) concerning
Also, in the European Soil Portal, you may find information related to
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) which is the thematic centre for soil
related data in Europe. A large number of resources is freely available
any user: Data, Maps, Applications- Services, Documents - Publications
Journals - Books, Information about Soil Themes and Soil Related Projects,
Soil related events and presentations, etc. All those resources are
distributed for free to all internet users.
In case your organisation hosts soil-related data or applications and
them available to the public user, we would like to publish the relative
information in our "National Datasets":
or "Regional Datasets":
JRC offers biggest digital soil map archive in the world for free.
further development of the European Soil Data Center (ESDAC), a full archive
of digital soil maps has been delivered on-line for free, unrestricted
access for external users. It includes 5665 maps from 130 countries and
forms the single biggest digital soil map archive in the world:
In case you have identified Soil Maps in your country and you would like
publish them through the soil portal, please keep us aware.
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which has been set up in order to keep interested persons up to date with
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Any feedback related to the contents of the European Soil Portal is welcomed.
Thank you for your collaboration,
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