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Unidade da Embrapa/Coleção:: Embrapa Solos - Artigo de divulgação na mídia (INFOTECA-E)
Data do documento: 16-Abr-2010
Tipo do Material: Artigo de divulgação na mídia (INFOTECA-E)
Autoria: HARTEMINK, A. E.
Informaçães Adicionais: ISRIC - World Soil Information; The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Jon Hempel, National Geospatial Development Center; MARIA DE LOURDES M SANTOS BREFIN, CNPS; Neil McKenzie, CSIRO Land & Water; Pedro Sanchez, CIAT-TSBF; Gan-Lin Zhang, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Luca Montanarella, European Commission - DG JRC.
Título: a new digital soil map of the world.
Edição: 2009
Fonte/Imprenta: MEA Bulletin, n. 71, jun. 2009.
Páginas: 2 p.
Idioma: en
Palavras-chave: Digital soil mapping
Mapeamento digital
Conteúdo: Knowledge of the world soil resources is fragmented and dated. There is a need for accurate, up-to-date and spatially referenced soil information as frequently expressed by the modelling community, farmers and land users, and policy and decision makers. This need coincides with an enormous leap in technologies that allow for accurately collecting and predicting soil properties. We are working on a new digital soil map of the world using state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for soil mapping and predicting soil properties. Our aim is to map the global land surface in 5 years ? the resulting maps will depict the primary functional soil properties at a grid resolution of 90×90 m. They will be freely available, web-accessible and widely distributed and used.The maps will be produced by a global consortium with centres in each of the continents: NRCS for North America, Embrapa for Latin America, JRC for Europe, TSBF-CIAT for Africa, ISSAS for parts of Asia and CSIRO for Oceania. This new global soil map will be supplemented by interpretation and functionality options that aim to assist better decisions in a range of global issues like food production and hunger eradication, climate change, and environmental degradation. In November 2008, a grant of US$18 million was obtained from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to map most parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and make the underlying data available. From this grant there are funds for coordinating efforts in the global consortium.
Ano de Publicação: 2009
Aparece nas coleções:Artigo de divulgação na mídia (CNPS)

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