23 octobre 2018 Cédric de Solenvie

ISRIC spring school on digital soil mapping, classification and assessment


ISRIC – World Soil Information is pleased to announce that the Spring School will be organized from May 20 to May 24, 2019, in Wageningen, the Netherlands. ISRIC Spring School is designed for soil and environmental scientists, students, experts and professionals in natural resources management. It consists of two five-day courses that are run in parallel:

Hands-on Digital Soil Mapping (DSM)

This course introduces methods and software for management, analysis and mapping of soil type and soil properties within the R environment for statistical computing. The course alternates between lectures and computer exercises and covers a variety of subjects, such as geostatistics, linear regression and machine learning for soil mapping, quantification of uncertainty, sampling, and soil map validation. The course aims at soil geographers and environmental scientists who want to learn more about the theory and practice of digital soil mapping. After this course participants will be able to apply the methods learnt to their own datasets. Lecturers are experienced pedometricians and soil data analysis specialists.  

World Soils and their Assessment (WSA)

This is a course on the soils of the world and their assessment. It will provide an introduction to the soils of the world and their diversity, their main forming factors, classification (according to the World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014, update 2015), and management. The course will include lectures, hands-on exercises and a field excursion in the area around Wageningen. Furthermore, a full day in the programme is dedicated to soil functions and regional planning as well as soil management strategies for soil conservation and optimization of soil functions. The course will make use of the facilities of the World Soil Museum.

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