INSPIRE Knowledge Base

NSRI, Cranfield University

Description
Organisation: 
National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University
Acronym: 
NSRI, Cranfield University
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
We are a unified Institute with the necessary scientific expertise and the research capability to focus on the long-term development of the sustainable management of soil, water and land resources both in the UK and around the world.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Institute of Cranfield University
Activities: 
Raising public and political awareness of sustainable land management practices Educating and training postgraduate students with high-level skills with a view to utilising best practice in their future careers. We offer both taught MSc and a range of research degree options Researching aspects of soil and land use systems and their management to provide innovative and manageable solutions Monitoring, assessing and surveying land and soil resources to provide accurate data for planning purposes Problem-solving and advising practitioners on effective land and soil management Forming global partnerships with other organisations with similar objectives
Membership: 
?
Comments: 
We hold all the soils data for England and Wales
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

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

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    England and Wales
    Societal Sector
    Private Sector
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    We manage a large soil and land database for England and Wales
    Environmental application domains
    Anything land based - from pesticide modelling to town planning
    Primary Business
    Education and Consultancy