November 25, 2019 - November 29, 2019

GLobAl Digital SOIL MAP (GLADSOILMAP)

1st meeting

MEMBERS

Collaborators

Description

Soils have critical relevance to global issues, such as food and water security, climate regulation, sustainable energy, desertification and biodiversity protection. All these examples require accurate national soil property information and we provide scientific support to develop reliable baseline soil information and pathways for measuring and monitoring soils. Soil sustainable management is a global issue, but effective actions require high-resolution data about soil properties. Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) is used by the scientific community to generate high-resolution maps of soil properties over large areas. Two projects, GlobalSoilMap and SoilGrids, aim at delivering the first generation of high-resolution soil property grids for the globe, the first one by a bottom-up approach (from country to globe), the latter by top-down (global). The GLobAl Digital SOIL MAP (GLADSOILMAP) consortium brings together world scientific leaders involved in both projects. The consortium aims at developing and transferring methods to improve the prediction accuracy of soil properties and their associated uncertainty, by using legacy soil data and ancillary spatial information. This approach is novel because it brings together new technologies and methods, existing soil databases and expert knowledge. The consortium is also federative as it aims at transferring methods to achieve convergence between top-down and bottom-up approaches, and to generate methods for delivering maps of soil properties. These maps are essential for communities from climate and environmental modeling to decision making and sustainable resources management at a scale that is relevant to soil management. From a global policy point of view, the consortium will bring a major contribution to the implementation of the priorities of the United Nations’ Global Soil Partnership, Pillar 4. The consortium will ensure links with the numerous actors in geosciences of the Region and the world, and will contribute to improving their skills in digital mapping and their national and international legibility.

Programme

Sunday 24th November 2019

  • 20:00    Dinner: La Chancellerie - place du Martroi, 45000 Orléans (7 persons : Dominique, Titia, Laura, Zamir, Pierre, Budiman, Anne)

Monday 25th November 2019

  • 09:00    Adoption of the agenda + presentation of GladSoilMap & WP0
  • 09:45    Brief overview of WP1 Legacy and ancillary data for Digital Soil Mapping
  • 10:00    1.1 Test the potential of new ancillary data for Digital Soil Mapping (1/2)
  • 10:45    Coffee break
  • 11:15    1.1 Test the potential of new ancillary data for Digital Soil Mapping (2/2)
  • 12:30    Catering buffet - Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 13:30    1.2 Explore methodologies to merge and/or harmonize different products (1/2)
  • 14:00    Presentation/welcome from LE STUDIUM + Mini round table and choice of the date of the second meeting (Members + LE STUDIUM)
  • 14:25    1.2 Explore methodologies to merge and/or harmonize different products (2/2)
  • 16:00    Coffee break
  • 16:30    1.3 Propose methods for harmonizing products to a common date
  • 18:30    Free time
  • 20:00    Dinner: Wine & cheese cocktail à l'Hôtel Dupanloup

Tuesday 26th November 2019

  • 09:00    Brief overview of WP2 Methods for sampling, modelling and mapping soils in space and time
  • 09:15    2.1 Testing and developing new methods/models for prediction
  • 11:15    Coffee break
  • 11:30    2.2 Testing methods for estimating complete probability distribution functions (1/2)
  • 12:30    Catering buffet - Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 13:30    2.2 Testing methods for estimating complete probability distribution functions (2/2)
  • 14:30    Brief overview of WP3 Methods for estimating model and map uncertainty
  • 14:45    3.1 Develop methods of uncertainty spatial assessment
  • 16:45    Coffee break
  • 17:15    Free time
  • 19:30    Dinner - Brin de zinc

Wednesday 27th November 2019

  • 09:00    3.2 Develop methods do deal with censored data/soft data
  • 11:00    Coffee break
  • 11:30    3.3 Solve the question of influence on the age of the rescued soil data on predictions (1/2)
  • 12:30    Meal Trays Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 13:30    3.3 Solve the question of influence on the age of the rescued soil data on predictions (2/2)
  • 14:30    Work in break out groups:

                   INLA spatial temporel modelling (Thomas Opitz (invited), Nicolas Saby (invited), Budiman, Laura)
                   Soil color paper (Pierre, Anne, Dominique)
                   Specifications and new GSP products (Titia, Zamir)

  • 16:30    Coffee break
  • 17:00    General discussion
  • 18:00    Free time
  • 19:30    Dinner - Au Don Camillo

Thursday 28th November 2019

  • 09:00    Presentation of WP4 Scientific outreach and capacity building
  • 09:15    4.1 Produce an exhaustive review of GlobalSoilMap initiatives and results all over the world (Songchao invited)
  • 11:15    Coffee break
  • 11:30    4.2 Revise and update the GlobalSoilMap specifications by keeping them at the state-of-the-art level (1/2)
  • 12:30    Meal trays Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 13:30    4.2 Revise and update the GlobalSoilMap specifications by keeping them at the state-of-the-art level (2/2)
  • 14:30    4.3 Show relevance of gridded, Global, Digital Soil Map by use cases and communication to end users
  • 16:15    Coffee break
  • 16:45    Presentation of the collaborators (Hocine Bourennane, Manuel Martin, Guillaume Martelet, Pierre Nehlig, Philippe Lagacherie, Anne Richer-de-Forges) + short presentation of members
  • 17:45    Website - instruction for acknowlegdments in publications
  • 18:15    Free time
  • 19:30    Dinner - Brin de zinc

Friday 29th November 2019

  • 09:00    General discussion
  • 10:00    Short term priorities WP1
  • 11:00    Coffee break
  • 12:30    Meal trays Hôtel Dupanloup
  • 13:30    Short term priorities WP3
  • 14:30    Short term priorities WP4
  • 15:30    Defining topics for the next half-day conference during the next consortium meeting
  • 16:30    Coffee break
  • 17:00    AOB - Closing
  • 17:45    Free time
  • 19:30    Dinner - Le Tonnelier

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