Regional Soil Spectral Library
Part of pilot 2 - Improved Food Security and Water Extremes Management
The importance of soils is ubiquitously recognized; they provide essential services such as food production, prevention of land degradation, water quality, and they act as carbon sinks. It has been thus recognized that a spatio-temporal monitoring of soil quality and soil properties is necessary. One of the most important technologies used to monitor soils is soil spectroscopy which utilizes the spectral information of soil samples to derive their properties. For the successful upscaling (i.e. use of Earth Observation tools) of soil spectroscopy it is important to create detailed soil spectral libraries on the ground, which assist in the validation of the sensors as well as development of soil models.
The Regional Soil Spectral Library
The current dataset contains a regional vis-NIR (350-2500 nm) soil spectral library of the region. It contains metadata regarding the soils sampled, their key properties, and their spectral signature. The spectral signatures were obtained using a standardization protocol. The dataset encompasses the following countries and soil properties:
Form of the datasets
To assist future researchers using this soil spectral library, the datasets are provided in the following formats:
- Per country SSLs in .csv format
- Complete GEO-CRADLE SSL in .csv format
The documentation describing what each column represents may be found in D4.6.
Data and Resources
- SSL Albaniadata
This SSL was established by the Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania...
- SSL Bulgariadata
This SSL was established by the Space Research and Technology Institute (...
- SSL Cyprusdata
This SSL was established by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT).
- SSL Egyptdata
This SSL was established by the Centre for Environment and Development for...
- SSL FYROMdata
This SSL was established by the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (USCM)....
- SSL Greecedata
This SSL was established by the inter-Balkan Environment Center (i-BEC).
- SSL Israeldata
This SSL was established by the Tel-Aviv University (TAU).
- SSL Serbiadata
This SSL was established by the Institute of Physics Belgrade (IPB).
- SSL Turkeydata
This SSL was established by the Space Technologies Research Institute (...
- SSL GEO-CRADLEdata
This dataset contains the complete GEO-CRADLE SSL (i.e. all of the countries...
Dataset InfoThese fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area|
POLYGON ((19.248046875 46.751153008637, 23.115234375 45.41002023464, 27.333984375 44.414164309989, 32.255859375 42.888039560563, 39.990234375 42.240718749227, 43.505859375 40.258568763913, 44.384765625 37.243448378654, 37.529296875 36.681636065615, 34.892578125 34.538237527296, 35.771484375 31.442723849469, 35.244140625 30.083354648756, 36.474609375 21.713576499984, 24.697265625 21.876792312438, 24.873046875 31.2926340589, 23.115234375 34.102707993175, 19.951171875 36.115690180653, 18.78662109375 40.966418917683, 19.27001953125 42.345350342925))
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location|
Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, FYROM, Greece, Israel, Serbia, Turkey
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:00 to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 00:00
|Public Access Level|