18 – 22 May 2015. ISRIC – World Soil Information organised a Spring School on mapping and assessment of soils for soil and environmental scientists, experts and professionals in natural resources management. This spring school is a contribution to the Global Soil Partnership implementation. The Spring School took place on the Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands. It consisted of two five-day courses that ran in parallel:
- Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities (GSIF): The aim of this course was to introduce methods and software for the management, analysis and modelling of soil data within the R environment for statistical computing.
- World Soils and their Assessment (WSA): This is a course on international standards for soils assessment. It provided an introduction to the soils of the world and their diversity, their main forming factors, their classification (according to the World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014), and their management.