Centre INRAE Val de Loire
2163 avenue de la pomme de pin CS 40001 Ardon
Orléans 45075

Antonio Bispo

The Info&Sols Unit is an INRAE Val de Loire research unit located in Orléans. It was created by merging the Sols research unit and the Infosol service unit, and is attached to the AgroEcoSystem Department. Its mission is:

  • To develop research in Soil Science on the interactions between the physical properties of soils and their hydric and biogeochemical functioning. This work contributes to better soil conservation, improved management of water resources and protection of air quality, particularly in the current context of global change.
  • Set up and manage national environmental information systems relating to French soils and changes in their quality, environmental research observatories and cropping systems. To carry out its missions, it interacts with networks of national and international correspondents specialising in these different fields.