Scopul nostru este sprijinirea şi promovarea cercetării ştiinţifice şi facilitarea comunicării între cercetătorii români din întreaga lume.
Autori: Dominique Arrouays, Johan G.B. Leenaars, Anne C. Richer-de-Forges, Kabindra Adhikari, Cristiano Ballabio, Mogens Greve, Mike Grundy, Eliseo Guerrero, Jon Hempel, Tomislav Hengl, Gerard Heuvelink, Niels Batjes, Eloi Carvalho, Alfred Hartemink, Alan Hewitt, Suk-Young Hong, Pavel Krasilnikov, Philippe Lagacherie, Glen Lelyk, Zamir Libohova, Allan Lilly, Alex McBratney, Neil McKenzie, Gustavo M. Vasquez, Vera Leatitia Mulder, Budiman Minasny, Luca Montanarella, Inakwu Odeh, Jose Padarian, Laura Poggio, Pierre Roudier, Nicolas Saby, Igor Savin, Ross Searle, Vladimir Solbovoy, James Thompson, Scott Smith, Yiyi Sulaeman, Ruxandra Vintila, Raphael Viscarra Rossel, Peter Wilson, Gan-Lin Zhang, Martine Swerts, Katrien Oorts, Aldis Karklins, Liu Feng, Alexandro R. Ibelles Navarro, Arkadiy Levin, Tatiana Laktionova, Martin Dell'Acqua, Nopmanee Suvannang, Waew Ruam, Jagdish Prasad, Nitin Patil, Stjepan Husnjak, László Pásztor, Joop Okx, Stephen Hallet, Caroline Keay, Timothy Farewell, Harri Lilja, Jérôme Juilleret, Simone Marx, Yusuke Takata, Yagi Kazuyuki, Nicolas Mansuy, Panos Panagos, Mark Van Liedekerke, Rastislav Skalsky, Jaroslava Sobocka, Josef Kobza, Kamran Eftekhari, Seyed Kacem Alavipanah, Rachid Moussadek, Mohamed Badraoui, Mayesse Da Silva, Garry Paterson, Maria da Conceição Gonçalves, Sid Theocharopoulos, Martin Yemefack, Silatsa Tedou, Borut Vrscaj, Urs Grob, Josef Kozák, Lubos Boruvka, Endre Dobos, Miguel Taboada, Lucas Moretti, Dario Rodriguez
Editorial: Elsevier, GeoResJ, 14, p.1-19, 2017.
Legacy soil data have been produced over 70 years in nearly all countries of the world. Unfortunately, data, information and knowledge are still currently fragmented and at risk of getting lost if they remain in a paper format. To process this legacy data into consistent, spatially explicit and continuous global soil information, data are being rescued and compiled into databases. Thousands of soil survey reports and maps have been scanned and made available online. The soil profile data reported by these data sources have been captured and compiled into databases. The total number of soil profiles rescued in the selected countries is about 800,000. Currently, data for 117, 000 profiles are compiled and harmonized according to GlobalSoilMap specifications in a world level database (WoSIS). The results presented at the country level are likely to be an underestimate. The majority of soil data is still not rescued and this effort should be pursued. The data have been used to produce soil property maps. We discuss the pro and cons of top-down and bottom-up approaches to produce such maps and we stress their complementarity. We give examples of success stories. The first global soil property maps using rescued data were produced by a top-down approach and were released at a limited resolution of 1 km in 2014, followed by an update at a resolution of 250 m in 2017. By the end of 2020, we aim to deliver the first worldwide product that fully meets the GlobalSoilMap specifications.