INSPIRE Knowledge Base

National Research and Development Institute for Soil, Agrochemistry and Environment (ICPA)

LMO Description
National Research and Development Institute for Soil, Agrochemistry and Environment (ICPA)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The mission of ICPA is to promote basic, strategic and applied research, survey and long-term monitoring in soil and agrochemistry fields. This mission implies high quality contribution in developing knowledge on soils and environment. In the same time, trained scientists and engineers are involved in providing services, thereby contributing to the economic competitiveness of Romania, and to upgrading the quality of life.<br /> Several strategic aims support this mission:<br /> o nation-wide inventory (classification, mapping) and quality monitoring of the soil as natural basic resources;<br /> o fostering research for a deeper understanding and a better prediction of different processes implying soil, land and plant nutrition;<br /> o collecting, interpreting and providing data on soil, land and plant nutrition;<br /> o developing research for better knowledge of the pedogenetic processes and sound understanding of the soil functions;<br /> o providing independent expertise;<br /> o developing and using new technologies, as well as maintaining scientific facilities;<br /> o ensuring connection with user communities and effective know-how transfer<br /> o training and maintaining skilled staff ("centre of excellence") in soil science, agrochemistry, environment and related fields (environment, GIS, RS, modeling, DSS, etc.);<br /> o encouraging public understanding of soil and environment, by dissemination of information on human impact.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Research, outreach consultancy services, technical assistance, technology transfer, training - in soil science and survey, agrochemistry and environment protection
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Research, Public Works
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    On going study on "Soil" theme and other related themes in order to generate these spatial data in compliance with INSPIRE
    Primary Business: 
    Agriculture, Environment
    Environmental application domains: 
    Soil, Soil-Plant, Soil-Plant-Atmosphere system