Global Soil Partnership

4th webinar on soil spectroscopy: The Brazilian soil spectral library experience from scientific to society services

Time: Monday, 4 October 2021 | 15:00 CET

Speaker: José Alexandre M. Demattê

Abstract: This presentation gives an overview of the last 25 years' experience on building the Brazilian Soil Spectral Library, from scientific research purposes to the development of free estimation online service of soil analysis. During this webinar, he reviews the experience gained over the years on how to bring commercial soil laboratories together to understand this innovative technology and how to put this knowledge into practice through courses, trainings and building confidence between participants.

Biography: Dr. José A. M. Demattê is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Soil Science, Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has basic formation in Pedology with carrier in Remote Sensing Applied to Soils in the last 30 years. He has extensive experience from research to practice in the field, agriculture industry, soil management, mapping, precision agriculture, soil tillage, productivity systems and with soil laboratories, so he is capable of bridging real issues and academic thinking. Currently, he leads the Brazilian Soil Spectral Library, the Brazilian Program on Soil Analysis via Spectroscopy. He is also member of the working group of Pronasolos Brazilian Soil Mapping and MapBioma Programs.

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04 Oct 2021