- Launch of the EU Soil Observatory on Friday 4 December 2020
Dear ESP partner, dear EIONET NRC Soil member,
The EU Soil Observatory will be launched on Friday 4 December 2020.
The new soil observatory will a dynamic and inclusive platform that will provide Commission Services, and the broader soil user community, with the information and data needed to safeguard soils. Healthy soils are at the heart of the Green Deal for Europe. Once lost, soils are non-renewable in terms of human lifetimes. In addition to providing us with food, fibres and fuel, soils play a key role in regulating the Earth’s climate, providing us with clean water, protecting us from floods and preserves our cultural heritage.
The meeting will consist of the formal launch by EU Commissioners, high-level presentations and panel discussions in the morning, followed by an open technical discussion in the afternoon. The meeting will involve representatives from the EU Member States, the European Commission, the European Agencies, international organisations and civil society.
The event will be open to the public.
You can attend the meeting on the Webex platform: Webex link (Meeting number: 174 345 6260; Password: SOIL2020).
The meeting will also be web-streamed.
More information will follow.
Marc Van Liedekerke
European Soil Data Centre
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Directorate D – Sustainable Resources, TP 122
I-21027 Ispra (VA) - Italy