Creating Blueprints

Lead partners :

Participants :

WUR1, JSI-MPS, RIVM, SZIU, UA, APCA, CALS, AGES, INRA, CAS, USP, ETHZ, PARMA, TEAGASC

Description of work

Work package 5 will deliver the main LANDMARK outcomes through the 3 pillars:

 PILLAR 1 (LOCAL SCALE): the Soil Navigator: a Decision Support Tool (DST) for soil management that optimises soil functions, both from an agronomic and ecosystem function perspective, and that sustains soil functions by mitigating threats to soil quality [Task 5.1 and 5.2 ] ;

 PILLAR 2 (REGIONAL SCALE): a monitoring scheme for soil functions that is applicable at regional scale, for a range of soil types, land uses and pedo-climatic zones [Task 5.3 and 5.4] ;

 PILLAR 3 (EU SCALE): policy options for ‘Functional Land Management’ at EU scale, which aims to optimise the sustainable use of Europe’s soil resource [Task 5.5 and 5.6].

Deliverables:

  • Deliverable 5.1 Pillar 1 will deliver a Decision Support Tool for Soil Husbandry, stratified by pedo-climatic zone and land use
  • Deliverable 5.2  Pillar 2 will develop monitoring schema for regional and European application, testing of discrimination of indicators identified inWP3
  • Deliverable 5.3 Pillar 3 will deliver an options document for future policy tools for functional soil management
  • Deliverable 5.4 Scientific review paper on the intercontinental ‘shared learning’ re soil policies

How are we doing in our first 18 months?

WP5 involves the co-ordination of the three research pillars which span the LANDMARK project and provide the final output deliverables for each pillar. As such WP5 puts the emphasis on the outcomes of the project on the Pillar leaders and has resulted in strong communication across work packages to work together to three common goals (the pillar deliverables). The role of this WP is to ensure that the three pillars stay central to the goals of the WPs throughout the project. Pillar 1 led by UCPH has been the main focus of the first 18 months, with support from the whole project team to define and develop deliverable 5.1- The Navigator. Pillar 2 led originally by Teagasc (now WUR since August 2016) was transferred from Teagasc to WUR. Pillar 3 led by JRC is supported by WPs 1, 2, 3, but mostly by WP 4 and involves both European and Global partners within the project looking at policy requirements.