Soil Mapping for a Sustainable Future
2nd joint Workshop of the IUSS Working Groups Digital Soil Mapping and Global Soil Map

February 07, 2023 - February 09, 2023

Auditorium du Musée des Beaux Arts d'Orléans
1 rue Fernand Rabier
45000 Orléans



This conference will be hosted by le STUDIUM Institute for advanced studies (Orléans, France). It will bring together the International Union of Soil Sciences Working Groups ‘Digital Soil Mapping’ and ‘Global Soil Map’.

Digital soil mapping (DSM) is the modern way of creating soil maps and spatial soil information systems using numerical models. DSM is now widely used to create accurate maps of soil properties from field to global scales. This conference will present advances in science, state-of-art of spatiotemporal assessment, addressing the challenges and the mechanics of its various implementations for a sustainable future and soil health management from the field to the globe. It will bring together scientists in the field of DSM and end-users of their products.

Presentations will include, among others:

  • global, regional and national state-of-the art of DSM products,
  • methodological advances in DSM, including testing new modelling approaches and incorporating/selecting new co-variates,
  • sampling issues,
  • validation/evaluation methods of the performance of prediction,
  • evaluation of uncertainty and communication of the uncertainty to end-users,
  • uses of DSM products for decision-making, soil management and conservation, land-use planning, and evaluation/preservation of ecosystem services.

Under the auspices of:

  • IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences)
  • Digital Soil Mapping Working Group
  • Global Soil Map Working Group


  • GlobalSoilMap : Advances ; Specifications and requirements ; National scale examples ; Integration of local data into global products ; Harmonisation issues
  • Advances in Digital Soil Mapping: Data collection and processing of soil data, soil and environmental sampling optimization and links to Spectroscopy and spectral library ; Applied statistics for DSM including Upscaling and downscaling ; Uncertainty estimation and propagation
  • DSM and digital soil assessment: Soil information for environmental modelling and management ; Soil organic carbon mapping; modelling and forecasting ; Soil degradation and links with other issues (water, air, biosphere, human health) ; Soil functions and ecosystem services mapping, soil security mapping

Booklet of asbtracts

Oral presentations & posters

The deadline for submission of abstracts is over.
Abstracts could be submitted for:  oral presentation, short oral presentation or poster.

Please download the template and upload your abstract during the registration or send it to  before Friday 30th September 2022.

The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than Friday 21st October 2022.

Please note that you can submit several abstracts with possibly different categories and different co-authors. (Important: the first author of any abstract should be registered to the conference.)

Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes, portrait format.

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Chair: Dominique Arrouays - Chair of the GlobalSoilMap Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences - Past member of the IPCC (Nobel Peace Prize, 2007). Three best papers in Pedometrics (2008, 2010, 2019). Gold medal of the French Academy of Agriculture (2014). Past member of the ITPS of the UN-FAO Global Soil Partnership (2013-2015). Chair of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium. Cited by Food-Tank among the 13 most influential soil scientists from around the globe working to better understand soils and promote practices for maintaining healthy, fertile lands (2017). Top 2% of global researchers (Stanford list). Member of the Editorial boards of: Geoderma, Geoderma Regional, Remote Sensing, Frontiers in Soil Science, Soil Security. Editor-in-Chief of the French Journal of Soil Science. More than 200 referred journal articles. - INRAE, InfoSol, France. 

Co-chair: Laura Poggio - Chair of the Digital Soil Mapping Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences since 2016 - Best paper in Pedometrics (2016) - Member of the editorial boards of: Geoderma, Geoderma Regional. Leader of the world program “SoilGrids” - Laura is working on the development of modelling approaches for new mapped soil products (properties and functions) to support sustainable land management in a changing climate. She is chair of the EGU SSS10: Metric, Informatics, Statistics and Models in Soils. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium.  ISRIC - World Soil Information, The Netherlands. 

Members in last name alphabetical order:

Kabindra Adhikari is a soil scientist, and has published more than 50 journal articles related to digital soil mapping (DSM) with an h-index of 22, developed the national DSM products in Denmark for the project, actively involved in developing DSM in Nepal. Geoderma best Review Paper awardee 2016, Co-editor of book “Remote Sensing of Soils: Mapping, Monitoring and Measurement” by Elsevier Publications. Associate Editor in Pedometrics, Section of Frontiers in Soil Science, PeerJ, and Agronomy journals, Guest Editor of Special Issue "Recent Advances in Soil Monitoring and Mapping in Agriculture Systems" of Agronomy, Guest Editor of Special Issue "Digital Soil Mapping for Agri-Environmental Management and Sustainability" of Land - USDA - Agricultural Research Service, USA.

Songchao Chen - Best Paper in Pedometrics 2019. Dan Yaalon Medal of the best young scientist of the International Union of Soil Sciences 2022. He has published more than 70 journal articles with an h index of 35. Member of the Editorial boards of Geoderma, Associated Editor in Pedometrics Section of Frontiers in Soil Science, Guest Editor of Remote Sensing. -  ZJU-Hangzhou Global Scientific and Technological Innovation Center, China.

Subramanian Dharumarajan - Senior Scientist is pioneer of digital soil mapping in India. Actively involved in developing digital soil mapping products for India at different levels using novel approaches. He has handled various projects financed by French Natural Research Agency, World Bank, MOEF&CC, Dept. of Space (Govt. of India) and State Planning Commission in various capacities. More than 80 research papers in peer reviewed journals and received various national and international awards such as Indian Council of Agricultural Research (New Delhi)-outstanding scientist award, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists (Dehradun)-young scientist award, Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning ( Nagpur)-Young scientist award and Endeavour Fellow (Australia). Leader- IndianSoilGrids Working Group, Lead editor of book “Remote Sensing of Soils: Mapping, Monitoring and Measurement” by Elsevier Publications - National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Bangalore, India.

Gerard Heuvelink - Special professor in Pedometrics and Digital Soil Mapping at Wageningen University (NL), visiting professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China). Past chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the IUSS (2003-2006), former president of the Netherlands Soil Science Society (2004-2007). Winner of the best pedometrics paper award in 2006 and 2017. Recipient of the Richard Webster medal of the Pedometrics Commission in 2014 and of the Peter Burrough medal of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association in 2020. Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 25-th anniversary Pedometrics Conference in Wageningen in 2017. Recognized by the Web of Science Group as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2019 and 2020. Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Soil Science, Editorial Board member of Geoderma, Spatial Statistics, Journal of Integrative Agriculture, and International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

Zamir Libohova - Secretary of the Digital Soil Mapping Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Chair of the Digital Detection, Interpretation, and Mapping of Soil and Landscape Properties Working Group (S835) and Soil Geomorphology Committee (S835) of the Pedology Division of the ASA-CSSA-Soil Sci Soc. America. Member of the editorial boards of: Agronomy, Frontiers in Soil Science, Geoderma Regional, Remote Sensing. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - United States Department of Agriculture, ARS, USA.

Budiman Minasny - Past Chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Two best papers in Pedometrics (2001 & 2014). Recipient of Richard Webster Medal 2022. Highly cited researcher from 2019 to 2021 (Clarivate Web of Science). Top 2% of global researchers (Stanford list). Australian field leader in Soil Sciences 2020 by The Australian newspaper. Published more than 240 refereed journal articles with an h index of 81. His work has a global impact on the causes and controls of soil carbon and the potential of soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change. Editor in Chief of Geoderma. Member of the editorial board of: Geoderma Regional. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - The University of Sydney, Australia.

Vera Leatitia (Titia) Mulder - Past Chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Current general board member of the Dutch Soil Science Society. Best paper in Pedometrics (2013). Geoderma best paper (2013). Pedometrics Margaret Oliver Medal (2019). Associate editor European Journal of Soil Science and Frontiers in Soil Science, Editorial board member of Geoderma Regional. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium. Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Anne Richer-de-Forges - Co-editor of the book “GlobalSoilMap. Basis of the Global Spatial Soil Information System” (2013) Taylor&Francis. Lead editor of the book “Global Soil Security. Towards more science-society interfaces” (2019) Taylor&Francis. - Co-editor-in chief of the French Journal of Soil Science. Scientific Officer of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - INRAE France.

Pierre Roudier - Vice-Chair of the Global Soil Map Working Group of the International Union of Soil Sciences, Council Member of the New Zealand Soil Science Society. Principal Investigator at the Centre of Research Excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini since 2013. Best paper in Pedometrics (2016). Member of the editorial boards of: Geoderma, Geoderma Regional, Frontiers in Soil Science. Advisory Board Member, Commission 1.5: Pedometrics, IUSS. Member of the GLADSOILMAP Consortium - Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, New Zealand. 

Alexandre Wadoux - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (2023-2025). Chair of the Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences. Pedometrics. Pedometrics Margaret Oliver Medal (2021). Associate Editor in the European Journal of Soil Science. Member of the editorial boards of Geoderma and Soil Security. The University of Sydney, Australia.


Tuesday 07th of February 2023

  • 09:00 Registration

Opening ceremony

  • 10:00 Sophie Gabillet - Welcome from LE STUDIUM
  • 10:05 Laura Poggio & Dominique Arrouays - Scope and outline of the conference
  • 10:10 Pascal Lory & Béatrice Michalland - French ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion
  • 10:15 Florent Montillot, Vice President of Orléans Métropole
  • 10:20 Dominique Arrouays - Practical announcements

Session 1: Global, continental and country reports - Part 1

  • 10:30 Subramanian Dharumarajan - IndianSoilGrids – National level digital soil resource information for sustainable land use planning
  • 10:45 Taciara Zborowski Horst - MapBiomas Soils: Revealing the spatio-temporal dynamics of soil carbon stocks and their relationships with changes in climate and land cover and use in Brazil
  • 10:55 Yusuf Yigini - FAO-GSP’s Capacity Development Programme for bridging the digital divide in digital soil mapping
  • 11:05 Suzann Kienast-Brown - Soil landscapes of the United States (SOLUS): A 21st century raster soil survey inventory
  • 11:15 Daniele De Rosa - Soil organic carbon stocks in European agricultural soils: how much have we lost in the last decade?
  • 11:25 Antonio Bispo - Comparison of LUCAS and national Soil Information Monitoring System (SIMS) datasets – Exploring the technical possibilities to support the development of an EU harmonized monitoring system
  • 11:35 Bas Kempen - Soils4Africa: a continent-wide sampling design for soil assessment and monitoring in Africa
  • 11:45 Laura Poggio - Mapping of complex soil properties using global legacy data
  • 11:55 Lunch (Hôtel Dupanloup)

Session 1: Global, continental and country reports - Part 2

  • 13:30 László Pásztor - Some approaches on linking (bridging gaps between) different (scale) DSM products
  • 13:40 Anatol Helfenstein - Machine learning for mapping soil organic matter changes over 70 years in 3D at 25m resolution in the Netherlands
  • 13:50 Luboš Borůvka - Transferability of soil spatial prediction models between different regions of the Czech Republic
  • 14:00 Stirling Roberton - Demonstrating the use of ANSIS - The Australian National Soil Information System
  • 14:10 Discussion on talks from session 1 
  • 14:40 Short talks from session1 
  • 14:40 Nicolas Saby - Bayesian modeling of spatio-temporal trends in soil properties using INLA and SPDE
  • 14:45 Alexis Durocher - Mapping of trace elements contents in French soils using data from the soil quality measurement network
  • 14:50 Giulio Genova - A global map of solum thickness based on legacy data
  • 14:55 Lucas Gomes - Towards the three generations of soil mapping in Denmark and beyond
  • 15:00 Budiman Minasny - Mapping lithium in Australian soils
  • 15:05 Stephen Roecker - From paper to pixels: the history and outlook of soils observations in the US
  • 15:10 Gasper Sechu - Predicting and Mapping Soil pH in Danish Wetlands Using a Random Forest Regression Model
  • 15:15 Sylwia Pindral - Mapping soil organic carbon stocks in mineral soils in Poland
  • 15:20 Nicolas Saby - Pathways to improve national soil property maps by harmonizing national and European soil reference datasets.
  • 15:25 András Benő - Comparison and harmonization of LUCAS topsoil database with the Hungarian National Soil Information System from two different years
  • 15:30 Discussion on short talks from session 1 
  • 16:00 Coffee break (Hôtel Dupanloup) 

Session 2: Case studies 

  • 17:00 Philippe Lagacherie - Exploring the contribution of farmers to local digital soil mapping
  • 17:10 Mark Philip Philipsen - Peat Mapping with Heterogeneous Features and Graph Neural Networks
  • 17:20 Giulio Genova - Digital soil mapping with covariates at different resolution for Mongolia
  • 17:25 Diana Vigah Adetsu - Comparative analysis of multiple linear regression and random forest models for the predictive mapping of peat thickness across management zones in the raised bog of Store Vildmose.
  • 17:30 Wanderson Mendes - A case study in Brazil of how the digital soil mapping products can be efficiently applied in-situ.
  • 17:35 Ruhollah Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi - Spatial extrapolation of soil information in different environmental conditions
  • 17:40  Paul Tresson - Self-supervised learning of Vision Transformers for digital soil mapping in arid lands
  • 17:45  Yue Zhou - High-resolution soil organic carbon mapping at the field scale in Southern Belgium (Wallonia)
  • 17:50 Discussion on case studies  
  • 18:20 General discussion from sessions 1 & 2  
  • 19:00 Wine & cheese cocktail (Hôtel Dupanloup)  


Wednesday 08th of February 2023

Session 3: Covariates & remote sensing

  • 08:30 Emmanuelle Vaudour - Satellite-based spectral approaches to map topsoil organic carbon content for croplands: overview of past approaches and hot topics
  • 08:40 Amélie Beucher - Modelling and interpreting variations in soil organic carbon content at regional extent using deep learning with a combination of remotely sensed and laboratory spectral data
  • 08:50 Colby Brungard - The application of multiple digital soil mapping techniques within the framework of geomorphology and soil data correlation
  • 09:00 Virginia Estévez - Improving prediction accuracy for acid sulfate soil mapping by means of variable selection
  • 09:10 Anders Bjørn Møller - The potential of satellite time series, bare soil composites and erosion models to map soils at high resolution
  • 09:20 Hocine Bourenanne - Extraction of the stable component of electrical surveys of soils and the consequence on the mapping of their thicknesses
  • 09:25 Emmanuelle Vaudour - Assessing the capability of Sentinel-2 time-series to estimate soil organic carbon and clay content at local scale in croplands
  • 09:30 Baptiste Girault - Construction of crop successions using Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) data in France from 2007 to 2020
  • 09:35 Yin-Chung Huang - Using pXRF and Vis-NIR as an interpretable model to predict soil properties in podzolic soils of subtropical forest
  • 09:40 Ndiye Kebonye - InfoGram: An interpretable covariate selection graphical tool for soil classification-related problems
  • 09:45 Triven Koganti - Mapping Peat Thickness Using a Portable Gamma-Ray Sensor
  • 09:50 Janos Mészáros - Predicting top-soil chemical parameters on field scale based on various proximal sensing datasets
  • 09:55 Felix Stumpf - Bare soil imagery to support soil mapping on national scale
  • 10:00 Discussion
  • 10:30 Coffee break & poster session (Hôtel Dupanloup)
  • 12:00 Lunch (Hôtel Dupanloup)  

Session 4: Sampling, validation & uncertainty 

  • 14:00 Gerard Heuvelink - Accounting for measurement errors in calibration and validation of DSM models
  • 14:20 Ben Marchant - Informative probabilistic maps of soil nutrient levels
  • 14:30 Cynthia van Leeuwen - The effect of uncertain calibration and validation soil data on the prediction accuracy of pedotransfer functions
  • 14:40 Gerard Heuvelink - Improving cross-validation of soil maps in case of clustered calibration data
  • 14:50 Stéphane Burgos - Impact of small scale variability on validation of spatial predictions of soil properties
  • 14:55 Thomas Weninger - Composition of field-scale hydrological soil maps from sources of different data quality
  • 15:00 Vincent Chaplot - Impact of mapping methods on soil organic carbon estimations for varying surface areas, sampling densities, soils and environmental conditions: A global analysis
  • 15:05 Gerard Heuvelink - Modelling multiple soil properties with multivariate random forest
  • 15:10 Discussion
  • 15:30 Short break  

Session 5: Pedological knowledge and DSM

  • 16:00 Laura Poggio - Including pedological knowledge in DSM: models, maps and evaluation. Is the missing element?
  • 16:20 Budiman Minasny - Assessing soil organic carbon change using pedogenon sampling and digital soil mapping
  • 16:35 Alexandre Wadoux - Beyond prediction: interpreting complex models of soil variation
  • 16:45 José Padarian - Exploring the relationship between soil organic carbon sequestration potential and clay activity in Australia
  • 16:55 Jessica Philippe - Integrating Machine Learning and Knowledge-Based Soil Inference Classification in the White Mountain National Forest, USA
  • 17:05 Jessica Philippe - The Importance of Soil-Landscape Knowledge in Digital Soil Mapping to Drive Innovation of Soil Information Products
  • 17:10 Discussion
  • 17:30 Guided visit of the city centre (optionnal) - Departure in front of the Museum
  • 19:00 Gala Dinner


Thursday 09th of February 2023

Session 6: Digital assessment of soil functions and services

  • 09:00 Alexandre Wadoux - Mapping the function store of carbon for the five dimensions of soil security
  • 09:15 Suzann Kienast-Brown - Digital Soil Mapping and Dynamic Soil Survey: A Vision for Soil Survey in the USA
  • 09:25 Pierre Baert - Assessing the 3D distribution of SOC by integrating advanced erosion models as co-variates in a DSM-approach – a case study of a Silt Loam cropland soil (Belgium).
  • 09:35 Jérôme Cortet - Toward a European Atlas of Soil Fauna linking soil fauna and landuses
  • 09:45 Tiffany Allen - Sampling Design for a Dynamic Soil Survey in the Coweeta Watershed Basin, USA
  • 09:55 James Moloney - Soil information systems reduce the barrier to entry for soil natural capital accounting.
  • 10:05 Andree Nenkam Mentho - Effect of soil maps on simulated yield for spatial crop modelling
  • 10:15 George van Zijl - Digital soil mapping - a viable tool for soil related land management decisions in large conservation areas
  • 10:25 Christian Walter - Using digital soil mapping data from scenario studies to model changes in soil threats and soil ecosystem services - a meta-analysis.
  • 10:35 Coffee break (Hôtel Dupanloup) 
  • 11:20 Marcos Angelini - GSNmap: mapping soil nutrients to tackle imbalances worldwide
  • 11:30 Manuel Martin - Uncertainty assessment of the soil carbon balance in the context of the 4 per 1000 aspirational target: A case study for France
  • 11:40 Bas Kempen - Spatial prediction of maize yields using QUEFTS from digital soil maps – a comparison of methods
  • 11:45  Gábor Szatmári - Assessment of the topsoil organic carbon saturation in Hungary using machine learning-based pedotransfer function with uncertainty propagation
  • 11:50 Léa Courteille - Towards an Interactive Uncertainty Visualization for Soil Quality Maps obtained by Digital Soil Mapping to Support End-user Decisions
  • 11:55 Sebastian Gutierrez - Spatio-temporal changes in organic carbon for Danish croplands.
  • 12:00 Eduardo Medina-Roldan - Complementary approaches to capture spatial relationships among soil-based ecosystem services
  • 12:05  Johan Leenaars - Scaling of fertilizer recommendations for major crops in West Africa using digital soil maps; a proof of concept
  • 12:15 General discussion  
  • 13:00 Lunch (Hôtel Dupanloup)
  • 14:30 General discussion
  • 15:15 Awards
  • 15:45 Future of the working groups
  • 16:00 Discussion about the future of the WGs
  • 16:30 Wrapping-up - Conclusion - Closure
  • 17:00 End of the conference


Sessions 1 & 2: Country report and case studies


5 - An overview of the Consortium GLADSOILMAP supported by the LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for advanced research studies (France). Joining efforts between sub-national, national, continental and global scale digital soil mapping of soils, soil properties and soil functions

Dominique Arrouays, Anne C. Richer de Forges, Budiman Minasny, Laura Poggio, Zamir Libohova, Vera-Leatitia (Titia) Mulder, Pierre Roudier, Manuel P. Martin, Philippe Lagacherie, Guillaume Martelet, Pierre Nehlig, Hocine Bourennane


15 - A new semi-automatic data processing pipeline: from text recognition of soil legacy data to feeding the French national soil database DONESOL

Amine Chemchem, Rida Moumni, El-Bachir Rehhali, Paulo Pimenta, Lalla Aicha Sow, Yasmine Aït Ali Yahia, Sanae Mourabit, Maider Arregui, Tom Brunelle, Loïc Maisonnasse, Anne Richer-de-Forges, Antoine Olgiati, Jean-Philippe Chenu, Antoine Schellenberger, Sarah Morisset, Anne Fromage-Mariette, Philippe Lagacherie


23 - Comparing Global and European Soil Databases for Clay, Silt and Sand Contents

Mathilde Puche, Dennis Fox​, Mostafa Banitalebi Dehkordi


24 - Geostatistics contribution in forensic science for the origin identification of soil traces

Amélie Devresse, Chantal de Fouquet, Xavier Freulon


31 - Comparison of soil information from different sources. Coherence, complementarities, interest of their joint use for digital soil mapping of topsoil texture. A pilot study on forest soils in the department of Loiret (France).

Alexandre Eymard, Anne C. Richer-de-Forges, Loïc Commagnac, Guillaume Martelet, Hélène Tissoux, Anne Bialkowski, Dominique Arrouays


34 - Leveraging legacy soil data for national DSM in a data-rich country: opportunities and obstacles in Austria

Stefan J. Forstner, David Kessler, Tobias Huber, Klaus Klebinder, Josef Gadermaier, Klaus Katzensteiner, Sigrid Schwarz, Andreas Baumgarten, Hans-Peter Haslmayer, Günther Aust, Ernst Leitgeb, Michael Englisch


58 - Predictive mapping of wetlands for mainland France using a machine learning procedure

Blandine Lemercier, Sébastien Rapinel, Léa Panhelleux, Laurence Hubert-Moy, Guillaume Gayet, Rachel Vanacker, Bertrand Laroche, François Chambaud, Joanie Catrin, Anis Guelmami


71 - Using homosoils for quantitative extrapolation of soil mapping models

Andree Nenkam Mentho, A. Wadoux, B. Misnany, A. McBratney, Pierre C.S. Traore, Gatien N. Falconier, A.M. Whitbread


98 - Regional scale mapping of topsoil carbon sequestration potential in Taiwan

Chien-Hui Syu, Bo-Jiun Yang, Hsin-Ju Yang, Tsang-Sen Liu, Yi-Ting Zhang, Horng-Yuh Guo


117 - National scale mapping of surface soil thickness in mountainous, upland, and hilly areas of Japan

Naoyuki Yamashita, Yasuhiro Ohnuki


118 - GloSIS: Global and National Soil Information Systems

Yusuf Yigini, Marcos Esteban Angelini, Isabel Luotto, Christian Omuto, Moritz Mainka, Ronald Vargas


121 - Predictive mapping of the Guerrara region’s soil landscapes (Northern Sahara, Algeria)

Abdelhakim Zidi, Mohammed Achab, Tewfik Mostephaoui, Brahim Djili, Baelhadj Hamdi-Aïssa


130 - Digital Soil Map and Soil Information System in Nepal

Shree Prasad Vista

Session 3: Covariates & Remote Sensing 


9 - Lithological map of metropolitan France

Anne Bialkowski, Isabelle Bernachot, Hugues Bauer, Frédéric Chêne, Hélène Tissoux​


17 - Soil organic carbon prediction and mapping using Sentinel-2 multi-temporal imagery data over Greek croplands

João A. Coblinski, Jessica R. Rojas, Nikolaos Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Tziolas, George Zalidis


26 - Spectral monitoring of cattle slurry and digestate spreading on wheat crop at the field scale (Nouzilly, France)

Maxence Dodin, Florent Levavasseur, Antoine Savoie, Lucie Martin, Christophe Staub, Jean Foulon, Emmanuelle Vaudour


27 - Gamma-ray spectrometry to determine soil properties for soil mapping in precision agriculture

Jasper Dreyer, George van Zijl, Laurent Ameglio


32 - A decision-level fusion-based scenario for production of more accurate land crop maps

Solmaz Fathololoumi, Mohammad Karimi Firozjaei, Asim Biswas​


35 - Combining time-series of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 for soil organic carbon estimation and mapping. Application to agricultural soils of a catchment area in Brittany, France

Youssef Fouad, Didier Michot, Amaury Bardelle, Pascal Pichelin, Nicolas Baghdadi, Hayfa Zayani, Emmanuelle Vaudour


36 - Prediction of Soil Organic Carbon based on Sentinel-2 NDVI data in Sardinia, Italy

Antonio Frongia, Manca Daniele, Biggio Maria Luisa, Cocco Marco, Melis Massimo, Marrone Vittorio Alessandro, Puddu Rita, Fanni Stefania


82 - Integration of remote sensing soil organic carbon mapping using vegetation composites.

Laura Poggio, Giulio Genova, Luis de Sousa, Pablo d’ Angelo, Paul Karlshoefer, Peter Schwind, Uta Heiden


84 - The Theia "Digital Soil Mapping" Scientific Expertise Centre of France

 Anne C. Richer-de-Forges, Philippe Lagacherie, Dominique Arrouays, Anne Bialkowski, Hocine Bourennane, Xavier Briottet, Vincent Bustillo, Youssef Fouad, Cécile Gomez, Stéphane Jacquemoud, Blandine Lemercier, Philippe Maisongrande, Guillaume Martelet, Manuel P. Martin, Didier Michot, Pascal Pichelin, Nicolas P.A. Saby, Hélène Tissoux, Emmanuelle Vaudour, Alexandre M.J.-C. Wadoux, Christian Walter, Anne Puissant


88 - Data Repository of the Brazilian Soil: curating multi source data for spatio-temporal mapping of soil properties

 Alessandro Samuel-Rosa, Marcos Alexandre dos Anjos, Graziele Feltrin Dias Wendlin, Vitor Peruzzi de Almeida, Taciara Zborowski Horst
104 - Potential of using Sentinel-2 temporal mosaics over a 5-year period to map soil organic carbon (SOC) in Beauce, Northern France.

Diego Urbina-Salazar, Emmanuelle Vaudour, Anne C. Richer-de-Forges, Songchao Chen, Anne Bialkowski, Guillaume Martelet, Nicolas Baghdadi, Johanna Wetterlind, Dominique Arrouays


107 - Soil diversity as a co-variate in digital soil mapping (DSM)

Radim Vašát, Luboš, Borůvka, Oldřich Vacek, Vít Šrámek​


109 - Relevance of Sentinel-2 satellite images for monitoring manure and digestate spreadings on annual crops and grasslands over a farm (Nouzilly, France)

Emmanuelle Vaudour, Maxence Dodin, Antoine Savoie, Lucie Martin, Christophe Staub, Jean Foulon, Fayçal Bouraoui, Ioannis Trichakis, Florent Levavasseur


127 - Using CNN-LSTM deep learning model for enhancing predictive mapping of soil carbon with long time phenological information

Lei Zhang, Yanyan Cai, Lin Yang, Chenghu Zhou


128 - Regional Mapping of Peatland Boundaries using Airborne Radiometric Data and Supervised Machine Learning

Dave O’Leary, Colin Brown, Eve Daly



Session 4: Sampling/Validation / uncertainty


83 - Can we evaluate the accuracy of digital soil maps for local prediction of particle size distribution with hand-feel soil textures observations?

Anne C. Richer-de-forges, Dominique Arrouays, Laura Poggio, Songchao Chen, Marine Lacoste, Budiman Minasny, Zamir Libohova, Pierre Roudier, Vera L. Mulder, Hervé Nédélec, Guillaume Martelet, Blandine Lemercier, Philippe Lagacherie, Hocine Bourennane


102 - Does increasing number of field observations necessarily improve the mapping of parent material?

Tünde Takáts, János Mészáros, Zsófia Adrienn Kovács, Gáspár Albert, László Pásztor


76 - Variable resolution pixels or how to get rid of uncertainty maps

José Padarian, Alex McBratney


114 - Evaluating the quality of soil legacy data used as input of Digital Soil Mapping models

Malithi Weerasekara, Philippe Lagacherie 


28 - Accounting for operational constraints when sampling for Digital Soil Mapping. A Middle-East dryland case study.

Maxime Dumont, Paul Tresson, Hassan Boukcim, Marc Ducousso, Stéphane Boivin, Olivier Taugourdeau, Guilhem Brunel


Session 5: Pedological knowledge and DSM


110 -  Shapley values reveal the drivers of soil organic carbon stocks variation

Alexandre M.J-C. Wadoux, Nicolas P.A. Saby, Manuel P. Martin


123 - Mapping soil organic carbon stock and soil pH in an alpine pasture (Andossi Plateau, Northern Italy)

Sara Agaba, Chiara Ferré, Gaia Mascetti, Roberto Fucella, davide Abuelkhair, Roberto Comolli


Session 6: Digital soil assesment of soil functions and services 


4 - Agricultural soil ecosystem services bundles definition through spatial analysis. A regional approach in Navarre (Spain).

Rodrigo Antón, Iñigo Virto, João Augusto Coblinski, Isabelle Cousin


16 - Predicting current and future surface soil pH in China under climate change

Qianqian Chen, Songchao Chen, Yongsheng Hong, Zhou Shi​


33 - Improving the annual crops mapping accuracy using feature level-based fusion of Surface biophysical properties

Solmaz Fathololoumi, Mohammad Karimi Firozjaei, Asim Biswas


42 - An approach to map nitrous oxide emission risk by soils at regional scale based on soil properties.

Agnès Grossel, Catherine Pasquier, Hocine Bourenanne, Isabelle Cousin, Ghislain Girot, Catherine Hénault


50 - Modelling the impact of agricultural management on soil carbon stocks and their mapping at the regional scale under tropical climate

Shih-Hao Jien, Jyu-Yuan Chen, Yung-Hsin Chiang​


51 - Assessment of digital soil mapping using causal machine learning

Nafiseh Kakhani, Ruhollah Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, Ndiye M. Kebonye, Thomas Scholten


43 - Tillage erosion as a covariate for the organic carbon mapping in cropland over Denmark.

Sebastian Gutierrez, Anders B. Møller, Amélie Beucher, Goswin Heckrath, Mette B. Greve, Lis Jonge, Mogens H. Greve


74 - Using the 1:1 000 000 French Soil Geographical Database to assess relationships between soil ecosystem services on arable areas in France

Gregory Obiang Ndong, Olivier Therond, Isabelle Cousin


80 - Global soil functions modelling

Laura Poggio, Niels H. Batjes, Gerard B.M. Heuvelink, Bas Kempen, Andre Kooiman, David G. Rossiter, Rik van den Bosch


89 - Regolith Mapping of a catchment area to recommend the agricultural drains removal to combat the droughts of the SEICHE river : Analyse of the critical zone in hardrock aquifer.

Jean-Michel Schroëtter, Flora Lucassou, Guillaume Deray


101 - Application of machine learning techniques for soil erosion mapping on vineyards

Tünde Takáts, János Mészáros, Gáspár Albert, László Pásztor


86 - Mapping of soil-based ecosystem services, soil threats and their evolution in European arable lands – A systematic review

Jessica R. Rojas, João A. Coblinski, Chiara Piccini, Sophie Cornu, Nicolas Saby, Luboš Borůvka


119 - Soil mapping data for assessing soil security based on soil quality, erosion and production potential

Jung-Hwan Yoon, Hyucksoo Kim, Kyung Jae Lim, Sungchul Kim, Pasquale Borrelli, Panos Panagos, Jae E. Yang


Musée des Beaux Arts Orléans


Auditorium du Musée des Beaux Arts d'Orléans, 1 rue Fernand Rabier 45000 Orléans - FR

The event will take place in the city centre at the Auditorium of the Musée des Beaux Arts d'Orléans located 1 rue Fernand Rabier and very near the cathedral.The Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans, founded in 1797, is one of the oldest French provincial museums.

The poster sessions as well as the coffee breaks and lunches will be held at the Hôtel Dupanloup, located a few minutes walk away.
The stands will also be set up at this location.
Hotel Dupanloup


Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.


The registration fee is 300€ including two lunches, a Wine & Cheese cocktail and the coffee breaks.

IUSS members are members of IUSS or of a National Soil Science Society subscribing to the IUSS and having paid his contribution to IUSS. They have a special discount.

Early bird means that registration payment should be completed before November 10th 2022.

Students means people under preparation of a MSc or a PhD. A certificate is required. People being in a postdoc position or having already defended their PhD are not considered as students.

The Gala dinner is optional but should be paid at the same time as the registration fees.

Early bird regular 250 EUR
Early bird IUSS member 230 EUR
Regular 300 EUR
Regular IUSS member 280 EUR
Low Income Countries * 100 EUR
Students 100 EUR
Gala Dinner 100 EUR


* Low Income Countries who are eligible for the special rate are listed below: 

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bisseau, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines,  Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Awards winners :

  • Best student oral presentation

Mapping soil organic carbon stocks in mineral soils in Poland
Sylwia PindralInstitute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation - Poland


  • Best oral presentation

MapBiomas Soils: Revealing the spatio-temporal dynamics of soil carbon stocks and their relationships with changes in climate and land cover and use in Brazil
Taciara Zborowski HorstFederal University of Technology - Parana - Brazil


  • Best student poster presentation

Accounting for operational constraints when sampling for Digital Soil Mapping. A Middle-East dryland case study
Maxime Dumont - Valorhiz_FR


  • Best poster presentation

Comparison of soil information from different sources. Coherence, complementarities, interest of their joint use for digital soil mapping of topsoil texture. A pilot study on forest soils in the department of Loiret (France)
Alexandre EymardINRAE Info&Sols, Orléans - France


  • Best innovative idea

Informative probabilistic maps of soil nutrient levels
Ben Marchant, British Geological Survey  - UK

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