INSPIRE Knowledge Base

GIS Sol

Description
Organisation: 
Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique Sol
Acronym: 
GIS Sol
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The objective of the GIS Sol is to constitute and manage an information system on the spatial pattern, properties and quality evolution of the French soils to answer the needs of soil information at regional and national levels.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
The GIS Sol is a group of scientific interest.
Activities: 
Conception, coordination and realization of soil survey and soil monitoring in France Creation and management of a soil information system to answer the needs of public authorities and society.
Membership: 
the French ministry in charge of agriculture, the French ministry in charge of environment, the French environment and energy agency(Ademe), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Inra), the French Research Institute for Development (IRD).
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    France
    Societal Sector
    public research
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    creation and management of a soil information system for France
    Environmental application domains
    soil survey and soil monitoring
    Primary Business
    soil science