Irish Soil Information System

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Soil Fertility matters!
Teagasc will host the National Soils Fertility Conference in the Clonmel Park Hotel, Tipperary, Oct 16th, 2015.

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

Irish Soils Information System - Phase 1 complete!
The new Irish Soils Information system (Phase 1) was successfully launched by Minister Brendan Howlin at Johnstown Castle, Wexford on Sept 15th, 2014

Find out about the Irish Soils Information System team
The Irish Soils Information System project was undertaken for EPA by scientists from Teagasc and Cranfield University. Find out more about the team here.


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Irish Soil Information System Phase 1 delivered

The new Irish Soil Information System has been presented to the EPA and to the International Steering Committee which comprises of a number of European experts in soil mapping, pedology and information systems. The overall objective of project is to produce a harmonized soil map of Ireland at a scale of 1:250,000 with an associated web-based soil information system in the public domain. Further work is being proposed to add value to the existing Irish Soil Information System project, by producing standardised soil attribute maps for use by a wide variety of research, policy and land use stakeholders. The Irish Soils website (accessed here) is now available from public web browsers and feedback is welcomed.