ISRIC - World Soil Information

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History

1 Jan 1966, Utrecht (Netherlands), as International Soil Museum (ISM) -- Musée international du sol -- Museo Internacional de Suelos -- Internationales Bodenkundliches Museum -- Internationaal Bodemkundig Museum, following recommendations of International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) (formerly ISSS) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with support from the General Conference of UNESCO (1964). Museum transferred to Wageningen (Netherlands) in 1978 and officially opened 9 Mar 1979. Subsequently changed title to International Soil Reference and Information Centre (ISRIC) -- Centre international de référence et d'information pédologique -- Centro Internacional de Referencia e Información en Suelos -- Internationales Bodenreferenz und Informations-Zentrum -- Internationaal Centrum voor Bodem-referentie en -informatie, 1984, when new role was adopted. Current shorter title registered 2003. Became a foundation Dec 1994. Since 2002, a strategic association with Wageningen University and Research Centre.

Aims

Serve the international community with information about the world's soil resources to help address major global issues.

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Activities

Knowledge management/information dissemination; research/documation; training/education.

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Languages

Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

F0893

Last News Received

2015
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