ISIS - Irish Soil Information System

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New ISIS system presented to stakeholders
The new Irish Soils Information system (Phase 1) has been presented to the EPA and International Steering Committee

International Year of Soils 2015
The FAO have declared 2015 as International Year of Soils. More details here.

Find out about the ISIS team
The ISIS project was undertaken for EPA by scientists from Teagasc and Cranfield University. Find out more abou


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International Year of Soils 2015

A significant announcement was made recently for global soil science community as the 68th United Nations General Assembly has declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils.

The GSP Secretariat will serve as the Secretariat of the International Year of Soils and thus, will immediately establish an organizing committee composed by willing partners in order to prepare a joint plan of activities for the year. Our goal is to make IYS 2015 as a memorable year demonstrating that the soils community could really contribute to the efforts for food security, hunger eradication, climate change adaptation, poverty reduction and sustainable development

Further details on International Year of SOils 2015 (PDF here) are now available from the FAO.