News & Events


2020.12.29 |

The new EU Soil Observatory – EJP SOIL willing to contribute with strong member state engagement

In the light of World Soil Day, the EU Soil Observatory was launched on 4 December 2020, emphasizing and highlighting the importance of soil. The new EU Soil Observatory will be a dynamic and inclusive platform that will provide information and data needed to safeguard soils to the European Commission and the broader soil user community.

2020.12.16 |

FAO's launch of the 2020 report on soil biodiversity

State of knowledge of soil biodiversity - Status, challenges and potentialities

Students in field, SLU

2020.12.14 |

Survey on higher education in soil science:

Are you part of a Higher Education Institution and teach soil science? We need your contribution!

Future events

Fri 04 Dec
10:00-16:15 | Virtual meeting via Webex
EU Soil Observatory Launch - online meeting
This one-day launch event will introduce the new Soil Observatory and its role in addressing the challenges laid down for Europe by both the Green Deal and the Soil Health and Food Mission. The meeting will consist of a morning session with high level presentations and panel discussions followed by an open technical discussion in the afternoon with a view to support future orientations.
Sat 05 Dec
07:00-23:00 | Global
World Soil Day - Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity
World Soil Day 2020 and its campaign "Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity" aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil biodiversity loss, increasing soil awareness and encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to commit to proactively improving soil health.