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|Title:||Environmental Assessment of Soil for Monitoring Volume VI: Soil Monitoring System for Europe|
JONES Robert J A
|Other Identifiers:||EUR 23490 EN/6|
|Type:||EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports|
|Abstract:||The ENVASSO Project (Contract 022713) was funded under the European Commission 6th Framework Programme of Research, 2006-8, with the objective of defining and documenting a soil monitoring system appropriate for soil protection at continental level. The ENVASSO Consortium, comprising 37 partners drawn from 25 EU Member States, reviewed almost 300 soil indicators, identified existing soil inventories and monitoring programmes in the Member States, and drafted procedures and protocols appropriate for inclusion in a European soil monitoring network of sites that are geo-referenced and at which a qualified sampling process is or could be conducted. Volume VI summarises the results presented in preceding volumes and concludes with a proposed approach to monitoring soil conditions in Europe. A framework is proposed and the number of new monitoring sites needed to cover area, as yet not characterised, are estimated. The results of the ENVASSO Project (Volumes I-VI) provide a basis for implementing a soil monitoring programme in the near future but they are the scientific opinions of the ENVASSO Consortium, presented here without prejudice, and in no way represent the official position of the European Commission on soil monitoring in Europe.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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