Workplan

Methods and approaches to DSA are being explored and tested to address both traditional and emerging user requirements for soil information (e.g. the need for soil attributes as parameters in climate change scenario modelling). DSA addresses a global need for current, accurate, spatially referenced soil information. This need has been expressed by the modelling community, natural resource managers, and policy and decision makers. The development of new technologies, techniques and methodologies for predicting soil attribute data has facilitated recent advances in the science. Gaps that currently exist in agricultural lands for critical soil attributes are a key focus of national programs including the Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program (ACLEP). This workplan (2011-12) has identified practical outcomes and activities to be facilitated and lead by the DSA Working Group to contribute towards delivery of the key activity.

Key activity: Filling the major data gaps through Digital Soil Mapping for Australia (as per ACLEP workplan, 2009-14)

Outcomes:

  • Participation at and support for the 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping and ASSSI 2012 conference.
  • DSA practitioners have access to an online resource for discovering the latest DSA activities & resources (tools, reports, papers, people, groups)
  • The DSA Working Group has an online system and resource to facilitate collaboration on DSA activities
  • A regular training program of DSA techniques, courses and technical workshops (including pilot project findings)
  • Development of guidelines and manuals for DSA
  • Facilitation, support and leadership in DSA collaborative projects

Workplan

NCST Working Group on Digital Soil Assessment Workplan (2011-12)

Key activity: Filling the major data gaps through Digital Soil Mapping for Australia (as per ACLEP workplan, 2009-14)

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