ISRIC - World Soil Information is an independent foundation. As regular member of the ICS World Data System it is also known as World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils). ISRIC was founded in 1966 through the International Soil Science Society (ISSS) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has a mission to serve the international community with information about the world’s soil resources to help addressing major global issues.
Our work is organised according to four work streams: 1) Setting standards and references, 2) Soil information provision (databases & soil mapping), 3) Capcaity building and advocacy, and 4) Generation of derived products.