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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Stakeholder Workshop

Stakeholder Workshop: Addressing Soil Data Gaps announced, to take place on the 10th September2013.

Plenary Session 1
Chairs: Jonathan Derham, Environmental Protection Agency & TBC, Teagasc
9.00am: Welcome & Opening of Workshop 9.10am: SIS Project Overview (Rogier Schulte, Teagasc)
9.25am: SIS process - Traditional Mapping (Rachel Creamer, Teagasc)
9.40am: SIS process - Predictive Mapping (Thomas Mayr, Cranfield University)
9.55am: Soil Data Reporting (Arwyn Jones, Soil Action, Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
Break
Plenary Session 2
Chair: Deirdre Fay, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
10.50am: SIS Prototype Demonstration (Reamon Fealy, Teagasc)
11.20am: Survey Results 11.30am: Breakout Groups • Comments on current Prototype • What attributes maps could be covered by the Irish Soils Information System? 12.30pm: Close of Workshop & Introduction to afternoon Session (Jonathan Derham, Environmental Protection Agency)