NEON will be presenting at the Exploring a Dynamic Soil Information System workshop, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
"Soils are a critical natural resource that support a wide range of human activities, but current systems for monitoring soils do not provide an accurate picture of changes in the soil resource over time. A successful dynamic soil information system would overlay important chemical, physical, and biological information about soil samples taken across a wide range of geographies with information on influences on soils, such as land use and land management, soil moisture, and weather. It would be useful for policy makers and land managers as well as for scientists and other practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, including hydrology, climate science, agriculture, and geology. This workshop will examine the level of detail needed by these potential users and envision how data on soils and other parameters can be most effectively collected, combined, and curated over time." - NASEM
Mar 2 - 4, 2021
11:00AM - 4:00PM ET
Samantha Weintraub, Lead Biogeochemist for the Terrestrial Observation System (TOS), will be on a panel during Day 1 of this workshop in order to introduce the various NEON soil data products, from sensors to microbes to soil carbon. Following remarks from several other representatives from different networks and repositories, she will participate in a moderated discussion about the types of soil information systems we have in the US and beyond.