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Sustainable soil management to unleash soil biodiversity potential and increase environmental, economic and social wellbeing.

Objective

SOILGUARD envisages a future where the conservation of soil biodiversity and the environmental, economic and social wellbeing of EU biogeographical regions is guaranteed. Unsustainable management and climate change are increasing land degradation and threatening soil biodiversity. Urgent action is required to mainstream sustainable soil management practices and the perception of soil biodiversity as a key nature-based solution to face land degradation and climate change stressors. The efficacy of this call to action depends on addressing major knowledge gaps related to biodiversity and soil-mediated ecosystem services. Soil biodiversity assessment emerges as a key challenge to be overcome. SOILGUARD will co-create a conceptual and analytical framework with the potential to become the global standard for future assessments of soil biodiversity status and its contribution to soil multifunctionality and human wellbeing. This framework will be validated in an innovative experimental design, combining multiple study sites across biomes and regional land degradation gradients with in-situ climate change simulations. Thus, creating the evidence to fill the gaps of knowledge and quantify the environmental, economic and social consequences of unsustainable soil management. All knowledge co-created will be shared through SOILGUARDIANS, a predictive tool based on the causal links between soil biodiversity, soil multifunctionality and wellbeing to support stakeholders on the transition to sustainable management. The SOILGUARD’s network of knowledge and the connectivity enabled by SOILGUARDIANS app will create an ecosystem of innovation for users to showcase, learn and share experiences. SOILGUARD will co-create evidence-based conservation recommendations for policies and frameworks at EU and international level and will support Member States commitments under the Global Soil Partnership. SOILGUARD has the support and engagement of the GSP, GSBI, SOIL-BON, ITPS, FAO and IPBES.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 684 658,75

Participants (24)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 351 625
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 378 430
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 270 801,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 367 846,25
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 301 506,25
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 290 886,25
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FUR OKOLOGISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 378 366,25
Address
Potsdamer Strasse 105
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 403,75
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 262 662,50
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Roselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 274 016,25
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 120 153,75
Address
Liela Iela 2
3001 Jelgava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 152 120
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S-n
03202 Elche
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAGYAR AGRAR- ES ELETTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 168 200
Address
Pater Karoly Str. 1.
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 294 670
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 260 945
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 167 375
Address
Rivadavia 1439
C1033AAE Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 176 866,25
Address
.
8390 Yaounde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THAILAND INSTITUTE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 158 906,25
Address
35 Mu 3 Technopolis, Tambon Khlong Ha, Amphoe Khlong Luang
12120 Pathum Thani
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 175 750
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 293 750
Address
189, Syggrou Avenue
171 21 Nea Smyrni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN LANDOWNERS ORGANIZATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 264 625
Address
Rue De Treves 67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
COOPERATIVAS AGRO-ALIMENTARIAS DE ESPANA U DE COOP SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 500
Address
Calle Agustin De Betancourt 17 Planta 4
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Other
UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 324 347,50
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Activity type
Research Organisations
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 404 750
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane
OX10 8BB Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations