Brazilian headways to celebrate World Soil Day!
- The technological platform of the National Soil Survey and Interpretation Program in Brazil (PronaSolos) is available to society! It brings together through a geographic information system (SigWeb), maps and soil data produced along the past 60 years by the Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Embrapa and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), state and regional bodies and universities. You can access the platform here.
- The BioAS technology involves the calculation of Soil Quality Indexes (IQS), calculated based on the chemical and biological properties together (IQSFertbio) and separately (IQSBio and IQSQuim) and can be a great ally to support the sustainable development of agriculture. Read more.
- Brazilian researchers contributed to the FAO’s report “State of knowledge of soil biodiversity – Status, challenges and potentialities”. You can download the publication here.
- A team from Embrapa Soil’s won the third place in the FAO’s scientific book contest for children on soil biodiversity with the theme “Keep the soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”. You can find more info and check the winners here.
- Embrapa Soil’s lauched a new regular publication dealing with topics related to the future of Soil Science called “Radar Solos”. The first publication is available here.
A YouTube channel about cartography:
The “Papos Cartográficos” (Cartographic Talks) is promoted by the Cartography Laboratory of the Department of Geography of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (GeoCart/UFRJ) and present a series of episodes about cartography, remote sensing and GIS. You can access the channel here.