Global Soil Partnership

Regional Soil Laboratory Networks

Countries are organized into Regional Soil Laboratory Networks (RESOLANs), the skeleton of GLOSOLAN. After the successful establishment of the Regional Soil Laboratory Networks for Asia (SEALNET) in 2017, Latin America (LATSOLAN) in 2018, and the Pacific (ASPAC), Africa (AFRILAB), Europe and Eurasia (EUROSOLAN) in 2019, GLOSOLAN successful launched the Regional Soil Laboratory Network for the Near East and North Africa (NENALAB) on 9 June 2020. 


Pacific Soil Laboratory Network (ASPAC)

The Pacific Soil Laboratory Network (ASPAC) was established under the existing  Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC) in 2019. The inclusion of Pacific Island and Papua New Guinea laboratories in ASPAC ensures the long-term sustainability of the network, granting laboratories local technical assistance and increasing their possibility to improve their performance by participating in extra-GLOSOLAN activities.

Laboratories in ASPAC meet yearly to revise their work plan and position within GLOSOLAN.

Countries in ASPAC

Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvaly, Vanuatu

Curious to learn more about the needs and characteristics of soil laboratories in these countries as well as about country specific activities? Look for the country of your interest in the National Soil Laboratory Networks webpage.

Network growth

Governance (as per the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council)

Facilitator: Mr. Rob de Hayr (Australia)

Recent ASPAC meetings

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ASPAC meeting
First ASPAC meeting
Brisbane, Australia, 17 - 18 October 2019

The Pacific RESOLAN operates under the auspice of the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC)...