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GSP/e-SOTER workshop at FAO

SOTER accepted as the defacto standard for soil polygon maps during Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) workshop

The objective of the workshop was to review the state of the art of tools and techniques for mapping soils at global and regional scales as an input for defining future activities under the implementation of the Global Soil Partnership and how the e-SOTER project results could contribute to this goal.

The workshop at FAO-HQ in Rome was attended by over 75 scientists from 30 countries and international organizations from all over the world.

The e-SOTER project presented its research findings on the second day of the workshop through a suite of 13 presentations (see links below) by the project partners. The research findings were well received and generated interesting plenary discussions.

Results

The e-SOTER methodology was endorsed by the European Soil Bureau Network as the methodology to apply in Europe for furthers soil mapping at scale 1:250 000. SOTER was also considered as the defacto standard for soil polygon maps that can contribute to the completion of the global soil data task of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).