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World Soil Museum - ISRIC

 

 

From 1999 to 2011 I was the Head of the World Soil Museum in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The 200 m2 hall displays soil profiles including pictures of landscapes, land-use and soil management aspects. It is an unique museum showing some 80 soil profiles from all over the world including information on their chemical and physical properties, land-use and soil management constraints. The total soil profile collection from ISRIC is over 900.

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The World Soil Museum is a key asset and it has a scientific and educational value. It shows the use and aesthetics of soils for a more general public. Above all the Museum displays the wide range of soils in the world with their different properties and management requirements. Visitors to the Museum include:

  • primary school children

  • secondary and high school students

  • university students in the natural resources sciences, including agriculture, biology, ecology, environment, forestry, geography and soil science

  • researchers and managers from national and international organisations

  • specialised study groups

  • general public

     

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