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Sino-EU Soil Observatory for intelligent Land Use Management

Project description

Studying soil management in EU and China

Climate change impacts agriculture and ecosystems – a threat to the sustainable management of soil. Improvement of soil quality for maximizing land productivity while minimizing environmental impacts that can be achieved by appropriate land management systems is a key requirement for sustainable agricultural production. The EU-funded SIEUSOIL is a joint project between the EU and China to study ways for the prudent use of soil and to propose adequate practices for soil management. The project will create and develop an EU-China Web Observatory platform that will offer open linked data on soil condition and potential threats. It will also support sustainable and wise soil management based on advanced technologies to increase productivity, reduce the environmental footprints, and assist the policymaking processes.


SIEUSOIL will design, implement and test a shared China-EU Web Observatory platform that will provide Open Linked Data to monitor status and threats of soil and assist in decision making for sustainable support of agro-ecosystem functions, in view of the projected climate change. The Observatory platform will through customizable modules support the wise management of soil at field level and will provide showcase of good practices on soil management both for EU and China. The final target will be to support sustainable management of soil, increase land productivity sustainably, reduce crop yield variability across time and space, and support the policy formulation process. Innovative practices and tools will be tested in SIEUSOIL and their impact will be assessed for improved soil fertility and land suitability.

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Net EU contribution
€ 713 000,00
Kedea building, tritis septemvriou, aristotle university campus
546 36 Thessaloniki

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Βόρεια Ελλάδα Κεντρική Μακεδονία Θεσσαλονίκη
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

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