INSPIRE Knowledge Base

SoilStrat

Description
Organisation: 
European Working Group for the implementation of the soil thematic strategy
Acronym: 
SoilStrat
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Discuss issues of harmonisation of national datasets -including data modeling, reference systems, metadata and data validation- and encoding systems considering data requirements of soil protection strategy implementation.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
not for profit association
Activities: 
Regional soil protection projects. Interface between soil scientific community and land users and land planners.
Membership: 
Universities, Research Institutions, Farmers Associations, Environmental Protection companies, Local authorities, National soil protection service,
Comments: 
Soil protection strategy should be implemented on the basis of applied soil information, that is in line with the land users expectations.
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
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    TransNational
    Central-Europe
    Societal Sector
    research, extention
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    soil database development, spatial soil information system development / use
    Environmental application domains
    soil management, soil erosion prevention,
    Primary Business
    soil and land use reasearch and planning