Global Soil Partnership

International Network of Soil Information Institutions (INSII)

Nationally mandated institutions and GSP partners contributing to GLOSIS

These institutions are also active members of the Regional Soil Partnerships. INSII members are the main implementing institutions of Pillar 4 Implementation plan.

Each GSP member (government and other partner organization), willing to support the Pillar 4 Plan of Action (PoA), may select one or several institutions to participate in the implementation of this PoA. These institutions have already, or will develop, the technical ability to develop and share selected national soil information and data. All institutions, which participate in the implementation of Pillar 4, whether sub-national or national, regional or global, can join the INSII network for collecting and distributing information on the status of the soil resource.

The discussion of methodologies and product specifications, as well as a shared data infrastructure throughout the globe, are coordinated in a participatory approach through the INSII network. While ensuring consistency with national data sets and data policies, each institutions acts through the respective regional partnership and is also embedded in the global soil information system. The process is facilitated by the GSP secretariat.

The INSII tasks include the following:

  • convene an annual meeting to monitor progress on Pillar 4 implementation; the relationship to the regional soil partnerships shall be regularly addressed and developed
  • contribute to the execution of the Pillar 4 implementation plan by serving as its strategic decision making body, within the constraints of the Pillar 4 Plan of Action approved by the GSP Plenary Assembly;
  • report on progress and outstanding issues at each GSP Plenary Assembly
  • oversee the P4WG and the SDF;
  • delegate the P4WG tasks, as needed, to support the efficient implementation of Pillar 4;
  • provide access to soil geographic information in order to populate the products of the Global Soil Information System under specified conditions;
  • support the process by providing overall guidance and advising on matters related to funding and implementation of actions.

5th working session | 21 - 23 Oct 2019

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4th working session | 6 - 8 Nov 2018

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3rd working session | 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2017

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2nd working session | 24 - 25 Nov 2016

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1st working session | 8 - 10 Dec 2015

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