INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Vyskumny ustav podoznalectva a ochrany pody

LMO Description
Vyskumny ustav podoznalectva a ochrany pody
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Formal mandate of SSCRI is:<br /> - Complex soil research, evaluation of soil properties, laboratory analyses<br /> - Production and innovation of Slovakian soil information, soil monitoring: Partial soil monitoring centre<br /> - Improvement and development of theoretical soil knowledge, knowledge concerning soil functions especially productivity potential and ecological soil functions<br /> - Improvement and development of evaluation of soil productivity index, specification of soil productivity functions on maps for decision makers,<br /> - Creation of models of sustainable soil use<br /> - Improvement and development of geographical soil information system<br /> - Assessment of soil system concerning nutrients application,<br /> Education of young experts<br /> - Standards development in area of soil science<br /> - Taking the initiative in legislative adjusting and adaptation<br /> - Expert informative centre for soil protection and exploitation<br /> - Expertise in soil protection and exploitation<br /> - Soil map archive<br /> - International and national project activities, LPIS, LUCAS<br /> - Hydropedology, monitoring of water quality in agricultural land.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    SSCRI (Výskumný ústav pôdoznalectva a ochrany pôdy) operates in many areas of agricultural and environmental problems. For the need of scientific, decision-making, projection and planning sphere on a national level, SSCRI provides Register of Slovak Soils (LPIS), comprehensive Soil Information System, Soil Conservation Service, internationally accredited laboratories, archive of soil maps and national archive of soil samples. Also SSCRI is a centre for Remote Sensing of Soil and Land in agriculture. Furthermore we serve as national centre for soil information system on agricultural land, administrator for several national soil databases and provider of thematic soil information in the sphere of agriculture and environment protection (protected soil areas, soil portal, soil monitoring).
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    research, decission support
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    We have experperts in ESBN INSPIRE working group and GS Soil eContentplus project.
    Primary Business: 
    Surveying and mapping, remote sensing, agricultural and environmental decission support
    Environmental application domains: 
    Soil monitoring, agricultural land cover monitoring, partial monitoring of groundwater for threat to soil salinity evaluation, climate change as threath to soil