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Digital soil mapping: News

A call for those interested in Digital Soil Mapping

We currently have 50 members of the working group which is composed of a Coordinating committee, a Science and Technology team and a general membership. We continue to network with colleagues across the country to build the working group. A listing of current members is given on our members section below.

We've identified our first challenge

In September 2016 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada received a request from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Soil Partnership to contribute to a new global initiative to create a global soil organic carbon map at 1 km2 resolution (more info). The Science and Technology team has agreed to take this on as our first product development project.

The Science and Technology team will be identifying a series of tasks that we need to be undertaken and we will be soliciting working group members to contribute where they can. That call for volunteers will come shortly.

Digital soil Mapping workshop, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

We have arranged for Alex McBratney, Brendan Malone and Budiman Minasny of the Unversity of Sydney, Australia to deliver a 4 day workshop at the downtown SFU campus in Vancouver, January 30 to Feb 2, 2017. The course is full with 25 members and students registered. An outline of the course is here. A report on the workshop will follow in early February.