Global Soil Partnership

Soil Analysis

GLOSOLAN is working to improve the proficiency of soil laboratories in Soil Analysis, in both wet and dry chemistry (soil spectroscopy) by:


DRY CHEMISTRY (soil spectroscopy):

  • Build a globally representative calibrated soil spectral library (database) based on MIR spectra with accompanying soil property reference data recorded in one gold-standard reference laboratory;
  • Provide a freely available and easy-to-use soil property estimation service based on the evolving GLOSOLAN global MIR spectral library;
  • Support countries to contribute to the GLOSOLAN global spectral calibration library and use the soil property estimation service;
  • Harmonize soil spectroscopy methods (including soil sample preparation, spectral measurement and quality assurance of data analysis) by developing standard and protocols;
  • Develop the capacity of countries and labs in the performance of lab-based soil spectroscopy measurements.

All training material produced by GLOSOLAN come with a video tutorial recorded in one of the laboratories registered in the network. All laboratories interested in recording a video tutorial are kindly asked to contact the GLOSOLAN coordinator at [email protected]. Instructions on how the videos should be recorded are available in the Good practices on recording training videos for the Global Soil Laboratory Network.