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Report on the establishment of the Global Soil Information System and report by the INSII chair | Neil McKenzie, CSIRO Australia

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

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Report on the establishment of the Global Soil Information System and report by the INSII chair | Neil McKenzie, CSIRO Australia

  1. 1. Neil McKenzie CSIRO Australia International Network of Soil Information Institutions (INSII)
  2. 2. Decisions of the 5th GSP Plenary Assembly • Clarified arrangements for establishing the Global Soil Information System (GLOSIS) • Endorsed the GSP Soil Data Policy • Endorsed the legal basis for a fully functioning GLOSIS • Established INSII as per the Pillar Four Plan of Action • Appointed the Chair of INSII (CSIRO Australia) • Appointed the GSP Soil Data Facility (GSP SDF) (ISRIC - World Soil Information).
  3. 3. Functions of the Global Soil Information System • Supply fundamental data sets for understanding Earth-system processes • Provide the global context for more local decisions • Answer critical questions at the global scale.
  4. 4. June to December 2017 • Global Soil Organic Carbon Map • Launch of the GSP Soil Data Facility • INSII 3 • ~50 attendees • Agreed on the annual work plan • Delegated the Pillar Four Working Group (P4WG) to manage operational aspects
  5. 5. January to June 2018 • P4WG is now meeting regularly • See the GSP webpage for detailed agenda papers, minutes and audio recordings of meetings • All P4WG outputs will be considered at INSII 4. • Draft technical specifications for GLOSIS • Draft specifications for SoilSTAT • Draft investment case for implementing Pillar Four. • INSII 4 resolutions will come to the 7th GSP PA
  6. 6. Immediate challenges and factors controlling success • Resolve the roles and responsibilities for developing the Spatial Data Infrastructure. • Avoid potential duplication in the support for regional soil information systems. • Improve institutional support and engagement starting with the next INSII meeting in October. • Secure $8.6M over 6 years to build GLOSIS.
  7. 7. Ingredients for success • Increase participation and ensure benefits for all. • Improve understanding and achieve consensus on the processes for decision making. • Develop greater trust between individuals and institutions involved in the design and implementation of GLOSIS.

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