June 26, 2017
Aqua ConSOil 2017
Lyon, France

Meeting agenda

Our colleague Dr Michiel Rutgers will participate at the Aqua ConSOil 2017 14th International Conference on  Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources in Lyon on the 26th – 30th of  June 2017.

Dr Rutgers will give an oral presentation on Tuesday 27th of June 2017 on  “Paving the path with soil functions for developing tools to sustainable soil management ” in Session ” 6a.2 Ecosystems Services based subsurface management”.

More info http://www.aquaconsoil.org/

June 26, 2017
Congress centre Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK team participated actively to the Pedometrics 2017 Conference during the last week of June 2017, in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

  • Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR) and Nicolas Saby (INRA) are inside the Scientific Committee of the conference.
  • Dr Adam Csorba  postdoc at SZIU,  gave an oral presentation on “Applying the diagnostic approach for the definition of soil functions – a pilot example on carbon sequestration and storage” . This is part of WP2 work within LANDMARK. abstract available here
  • Stevanche Nikoloski PhD student at JSI-MPS and TEAGASC Walsh Fellow gave an oral presentation on “Prediction of mineralizable nitrogen (N) in soils using ensembles of regression models“. This is also linked to WP3 work within LANDMARK. Abstract available here.
  • Worth to mention the poster on “Mapping Soil Properties for achieving Soil Functions” from Dr Iolanda Simo, former TEAGASC researcher.

More info on http://www.pedometrics2017.org/ and the programme .

June 1, 2017
Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Etterbeek, Bruxelles

Meeting agenda

Our SSC member Harald Mauser (EFI) will represent LANDMARK consortium at the  workshop on “CLIMATE ACTION IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY” organized by the European Commission DG CLIMA next  1 JUNE 2017.

For more information and agenda visit https://ec.europa.eu/clima/events/articles/0116_en.


May 30, 2017
Roundtable 5 – Romania
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 5 will be hosted by Prof Teodor Rusu (CLUJ-NAPOCA) and will take place in the Campus University of CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania, in the last week of May 2017.

April 24, 2017
EGU 2017
Vienna, Austria

Meeting agenda

The Landmark team will be actively participating at the EGU general assembly next 23-28 April 2017.

  • Rachel Creamer (WUR) will convene together with Michiel Rutgers  (RIVM) , Martin Potthoff , Stefan Schrader and Guénola Pérès a session SSS4.11 on the Role of soil biota in soil functioning . More info  here


  • Isabelle Gattin (UNILASALLE) will give an oral presentation on ” Habitat and Biodiversity: One out of five essential soil functions for agricultural soils “.


December 11, 2016
British Ecological Society Annual meeting 2016
Liverpool, UK

Meeting agenda

Our JSI colleagues presented at the  #BES2016 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting in Liverpool, UK

Prof Marko Debeljak gave an oral presentation on Qualitative assessment of nutrient cycling in agro-ecosystems at the Agricultural Ecology Diversity & Dynamics session

Dr Aneta Trajanov  gave an oral presentation on Predicting mineralizable nitrogen in grassland soils at the Ecosystem Ecology & Function Biogeochemical Cycles & Plant-Soil Interactions session.

Programme info here

December 5, 2016
2nd Global Soil Security Conference
Institut Curie at 12 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris.

Meeting agenda

LANDMARK project was represented at the 2nd Global Soil Security Conference by Prof Rachel Creamer (WUR), Dr Francesca Bampa (TEAGASC), Dr Marion Bardy (INRA) and Sebastien Drufin (INRA).

The 2nd Global Soil Security Conference aims to demonstrate that soil, this highly pressurized and crucial resource, is indispensable partner to meet sustainable development goals. The demonstration will be done by linking businesses, practitioners, policymakers and researchers on soil security dimensions through good working practices, business solutions, scientific outcomes and international initiatives that enhance protection and sustainable management of soils. More info here https://gssparisen.wordpress.com/ and conference programme  available here

Prof Creamer gave a keynote oral presentation on the 5th of December  on “Soil and Ecosystem relationships, critical factors to soil“.

Dr Bampa gave a presentation on ” What is your prioritized soil function? Harvesting stakeholders´ knowledge from 5 EU countries .”

Dr Bardy prepared the following poster ” Developing the use of French soil databases: actions of the RMT Sols et Territoires and Sebastien Drufin on “From heterogeneous, multi-source data to harmonized datasets: a major challenge for the assessment of soil functions. The LANDMARK project approach “.





November 8, 2016
Roundtable 4 – Switzerland
Feldis, Switzerland

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Roundtable 4 is hosted by Dr Johan Six (ETH) and will take place in the quiet town of Feldis, in the easternmost canton of Switzerland, on the 7-10th of November 2016.

October 20, 2016
EU stakeholders workshop
Rue de Tréves 61, Bruxelles, Belgium

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Consortium organizes the interactive EU stakeholders workshopAre you getting what you want from land? Policy options for competing demands on soil functions.

For more info click here



October 6, 2016
Atelier national multi-acteurs France
Chambres d'agriculture France (APCA), 9 avenue George V , Paris, France

Meeting agenda

Afin de consulter l’ensemble des acteurs concernés par la multi-fonctionnalité des sols, suite aux ateliers organisés aux niveaux local et régional en 2016, l’APCA organise:

un atelier national multi-acteurs
jeudi 6 octobre 2016
de 13h30 à 17h30

Cet atelier s’articule autour d’un exercice de mise en situation, destiné à faire émerger des réflexions et des propositions concrètes concernant la gestion des fonctions des sols à différents niveaux : exploitations agricoles et forestières, territoires ruraux, programmes et politiques publiques.
Cette rencontre conclura un cycle d’ateliers locaux et régionaux en France et permettra de réunir les idées et propositions des acteurs nationaux français en vue d’un atelier européen à Bruxelles.

Les invitations personnelles suivront au cours du mois d’août 2016 et le programme et une documentation détaillée au cours du mois du septembre 2016.

October 5, 2016
Land as a resource: raising awareness and building the knowledge base for European Assessments
EEA, Copenhagen, Denmark

Meeting agenda

The European Environmental Agency organized the seminar “Land as a resource: raising awareness and building the knowledge base for European Assessments”.

For the LANDMARK team participated: Arwyn Jones (JRC), Rachel Creamer (WUR) and David Wall (TEAGASC)

September 22, 2016
European Ecosystem Services conference
Antwerp University, Belgium

Meeting agenda

LANDMARK consortium together with several other EU and National projects is organizing in the contest of the EUROPEAN Ecosystem Services conference  ” Helping nature to help us” www.esconference2016.eu the Policy Session:

Who decides ? Making policies on land management work on the farm

Thursday 22nd September 2016

from 9.00 to 12.30

University of Antwerp, Belgium


To attend please REGISTER here


September 20, 2016
Workshop zu Bodenfunktionen Tulln Austria
BOKU, Konrad Lorenz-Straße 34, 3430 Tulln an der Donau

Meeting agenda

Die AGES (Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit) ist ein Partner im europäischen Projekt „LANDMARK“.

Am 20.09.2016 findet ein eintägiger Workshop für verschiedene Stakeholder, Interessensgruppen und Landwirte (30-40 Teilnehmer) in Tulln statt. Der Workshop wird in Zusammenarbeit von AGES, BfW, UBA und BOKU organisiert.

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein an unserem Workshop über Bodenfunktionen teilzunehmen!

Ziel des Tages: die Ansichten der beteiligten “Stakeholder” bezüglich ihrer Priorisierung von Bodenfunktionen, ihrer Einstellung zur aktuellen Bodenpolitik bzw. ihre Bedürfnisse zu erfahren sowie ihre Wünsche und sonstigen Fragen zu Bodenfunktionen.


Geplanter Ablauf:

10:15–10:30 Ankunft und Kaffee

10:30–13:00 Was bedeutet Bodenqualität für mich? Welche Bodenfunktionen erfüllt mein Boden?

13:00–14:00 Mittagessen für Teilnehmer des Workshops

14:00-15:30 Outdoor: Wie können Bodenfunktionen anhand eines Bodenprofils erfasst werden?

15:30-16:00 Zusammenfassung, Workshop Evaluierung/Feedback


Wir würden uns sehr freuen Sie als Teilnehmer an unserem Workshop begrüßen zu dürfen!

Bitte geben Sie bis spätestens 5.9.2016bekannt, ob Sie teilnehmen, Kontaktperson ist Heide Spiegel (adelheid.spiegel@ages.at, 050 555 34121). Da unsere Teilnehmeranzahl begrenzt ist, bitten wir Sie um Verständnis, dass die Plätze nach zeitlicher Anmeldung vergeben werden.



September 4, 2016
Summer school on Mining big and complex data
Congress Center, Ohrid, Macedonia

Meeting agenda

In the contest of the FP7 MAESTRA project  our partner Prof Saso Dzeroski (JSI-MPS) organized the Summer school on Mining big and complex data.

More info here.

June 29, 2016
H2020 Coordinators Day calls for proposals 2015
Bruxelles, Belgium
June 15, 2016
8th International Conference “Soils – Our Common Future”

Meeting agenda

ESSC organizes the 8th International Conference “Soils – Our Common Future”

May 25, 2016
Roundtable 3 – Hungary
SZIU Szent István University campus, Gödöllő, Hungary

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK Consortium will meet together with the Stakeholder Steering Committee members next May 2016 in Hungary, hosted by our partner .

The LANDMARK consortium meets in six monthly roundtables in order to align and to meet stakeholder demands across the three LANDMARK spatial scales (local, regional and European).

Roundtable 3 has been hosted by our project partner the Szent Istvan University in GODOLLO, Hungary  25-27th May 2016, bringing together all the LANDMARK consortium plus for the II time the LANDMARK Stakeholder Steering Committee  in order to facilitate the process of continuous shared learning.

November 19, 2015
Regional multi-stakeholders workshop Rouen
Hotel de Region Haute Normandie, Rouen, France

Meeting agenda

During the LANDMARK Roundtable2 in Rouen, APCA and ESITPA in joint collaboration with the Chambre d’Agriculture Seine-Maritime organized a regional multi-stakeholders workshop as shared learning event.

The workshop was held in the Hotel de Region Haute Normandie.

Participants experienced a spatial mapping exercise on possible synergies and conflicts of the five soil functions in a world cafe’ style method.
@Landmark2020 https://twitter.com/Landmark2020/status/667403324644265986?lang=en

November 18, 2015
Roundtable2 – France
ESITPA, Rouen, France

Meeting agenda

The LANDMARK consortium meets in six monthly roundtables in order to align and to meet stakeholder demands across the three LANDMARK spatial scales (local, regional and European).

Roundtable 2 has been hosted by our project partner ESITPA in ROUEN, France 18-20th November 2015, bringing together all the LANDMARK consortium plus the LANDMARK Stakeholder Steering Committee  in order to facilitate the process of continuous shared learning.

@Esitpa https://twitter.com/Esitpa/status/666718665568616449

August 25, 2015
Wageningen Soil Conference 2015
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Meeting agenda

“MAKING THE MOST OF OUR LAND: MEETING SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF SOIL FUNCTIONS FROM FARM TO EUROPEAN SCALE” was the presentation given by Prof Rogier Schulte, LANDMARK project manager at the Wageningen SOIL conference, in The Netherlands. The concept of Functional land management forms the basis of the LANDMARK Consortium and..
Read more on the Book of abstract http://www.wageningenur.nl/upload_mm/6/c/6/3bb550bd-2b03-4a59-a50e-2cf1157109e8_Final_Book%20of%20Abstracts_WSC%202015.pdf

May 20, 2015
Launch & Roundtable 1 – Ireland
Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland

Meeting agenda

Skills, Research and Innovation Minister Damien English launched the pan-European LANDMARK project in Castledockrell, County Wexford, Ireland.

Read more on the http://www.farmersjournal.ie/landmark-will-provide-clarity-on-productive-use-of-our-diverse-soils-181427/ and on Teagasc website  http://www.teagasc.ie/news/2015/201505-20.asp

The LANDMARK consortium meets in six monthly roundtables in order to align and to meet stakeholder demands across the three LANDMARK spatial scales (local, regional and European).

Launch and Roundtable 1 have been hosted by the Project coordinator TEAGASC in WEXFORD, Ireland 20-22nd May 2015, bringing together all the LANDMARK consortium for the first time.


Follow us on @Landmark2020 https://twitter.com/Landmark2020/status/601038069643481088 and on www.landmark2020.eu



BIO4ECO Interreg Europe Thematic workshop

Meeting agenda

Our colleague Lilian O’Sullivan (TEAGASC ) participated at the BIO4ECO Interreg Europe Thematic workshop The Energy-Food-Water land use nexus: possible equilibriums for the low carbon transition Smart land use for low carbon economy past 13th -15th of June in LATVIA giving an oral presentation on Functional land management.

More info here https://www.interregeurope.eu/bio4eco/events/event/699/thematic-workshop-latvia/