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Harmonization of methods, measurements and indicators | Rainer Baritz, P5, European Environment Agency

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Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly – Sixth Session
11 – 13 June 2018
FAO HQ

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Harmonization of methods, measurements and indicators | Rainer Baritz, P5, European Environment Agency

  1. 1. Rainer Baritz, Pillar 5 Harmonization of methods, measurements and indicators
  2. 2. Soil mapping system Soil classification Soil description Soil analysis Data exchangestandards Indicators andEvaluation Pillar 5 Areas of Harmonization
  3. 3. Pillar 5 Global Implementation Plan (P5 GIP) Plan of Action: 2nd Plenary Assembly 2014 Global Implementation Plan 5th Plenary Assembly 2017 History Photo/Graphs: WRB Summer School (JRC 2005)
  4. 4. P5GIP: Work areas Products Funding needs Soil profiles Handbook/Webtool In kind/20,000 USD Soil classification Web tool/soil portal In kind/405,000 USD Soil mapping Reference Mapping System In kind/405,000 USD Soil analysis (RESOLAN/ GLOSOLAN) Web information system, ring tests, manual In kind/1.765 Mio USD (incl. regional networks) Data exchange Exchange model/tools In kind/560,000 USD Indicators and Evaluation WIKI, guidelines In kind/25,000 USD Global Implementation Plan – P5 GIP External funds: technical support measures: 820,000 USD External funds: capacity/travel: 2,565,000 USD
  5. 5. Regional Pillar 5 Plans RSP Selected Tasks Eurasia Standards for saline and sodic soils NENA Harmonized land evaluation methods and practices Central America Establish a network of laboratories South America Methodologies for measuring soil degradation Europe Test and implement INSPIRE Africa ASP soil laboratory network Methods to assess soil suitability Pacific Develop soil indicators for sustainable soil management as well as for monitoring
  6. 6. Action: Global Soil Information Model Concept note for a subcontract to finalise the global interoperability conceptual model (Pillar 5 WG) Task GIP 4.1 Test the recommended model Common soil data exchange standard Transformation of national soil data Interoperable soil data Pillar4GLOSIS Background Cost Role INSII partners 30,000 USD Coordination GSP Secretariat
  7. 7. Action: Sub-Working Group on Soil Indicators (1) Voluntary members P5WG/P1/3/4 and other experts to form writing team Soil Indicators Status of World Soil Resources Report SoilSTAT Soil monitoring Effectiveness of sustainable soil management SDG/LDN VGSSM Task GIP 5.1 Catalogue of soil health indicators Steps (2) Discussion INSII 2018 (3) Endorsement 7th PA 2019
  8. 8. Tasks GIP 3.2 and 3.3 Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) Launched Nov 2017 Chair and GLOSOLAN WG 99 laboratories registered Action: Soil Analysis Regional Soil Laboratory Networks (RESOLAN) for Asia (SEALNET) and for Latin America (LATSOLAN): Nov 2017 and March 2018  Soil laboratory questionnaire - global level assessment  Protocol for first GLOSOLAN ring test  Terms of Content Best Practice GLOSOLAN Action Details: next Presentation⇒
  9. 9. Summary – Outlook – Needs  Close links with Pillar 4 and Soil Data Facility  Laboratory networks are evolving  Pillar 5 resource needs were carefully planned: mostly for capacity building and cooperation, also for tools/best practices  GSP Secretariat needed to coordinate implementation  National Focal Points and other GSP members: mandate and support to active INSII and GLOSOLAN members (in-kind)  Strategy to reach out to donors needed (with Pillar 4 and others)

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