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Holistic management practices, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils

Objective

Knowledge gaps on forest soil processes and lack of a harmonised soil monitoring limit the EU’s ability to maintain soil related ecosystem services and to reach climate policy targets. A better understanding of the soil processes and a harmonised approach to manage and integrate data to computational models that are used for decision making is urgently required in order to meet climate and sustainability goals, including the UN's Agenda 2030 SDGs, the Paris Agreement of Climate Convention, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, the EU's LULUCF Regulation, the EU Forest Strategy (2018), and the European Green Deal. HoliSoils will develop a harmonised soil monitoring framework and identify and test soil management practices aiming to mitigate CC and sustain provision of various ecosystem services essential for human livelihoods and wellbeing. HoliSoils incorporates novel methodologies and expert knowledge on analytical techniques, data sharing, soil properties and biodiversity, and processes with model development, in order to develop tools for soil monitoring, refine GHG assessment of the LULUCF sector, enhance efficiency of GHG mitigation actions, and improve numerical forecasting of soil-based mitigation, adaptation, and ecosystem services. HoliSoils applies a collaborative multi-actor approach, in order to maximise its applicability and impact beyond its duration. The multidisciplinary consortium consists of universities and research institutes from across Europe, with leading expertise on soil analysis and databases, development of advanced analytical techniques, complex system modelling, digital soil mapping, soil ecology, disturbance ecology, forest and GHG inventories, social sciences, and communications. It also involves active engagement with diverse stakeholders, including forest owners and managers, industry actors, forest extension services, a certification body, forest and soil researchers, climate policy support and GHG inventory experts, and policymakers.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 689 100

Participants (19)

MIKROBIOLOGICKY USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 843 250
Address
Videnska 1083
142 00 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 579 016,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 677 687,50
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 003,75
Address
Edificio 1 Planta 1 Parque Cientifico De Upv/ehu Barrio Sarriena
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 789 340
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 584 625
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 489 547,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL SOIL REFERENCE AND INFORMATION CENTRE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 370 792,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3 - Build 101
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 375 118,75
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV
Romania
EU contribution
€ 184 375
Address
Bdul Eroilor 29
500036 Brasov
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 238 802,50
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 271 208,75
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 86 875
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
44248 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 384 721,25
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 373 456,25
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA VO ZVOLENE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 162 187,50
Address
T G Masaryka 24
960 01 Zvolen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria
Uruguay
EU contribution
€ 212 312,50
Address
Ruta 50 Km 11 Estacion Experimental
70 000 Colonia
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOREST RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Matsunosato
305-8687 Tsukuba Ibraki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)