Finding and sharing solutions to

protect our soils

Europe's soil research hub

Who is RECARE-Hub for?

Farmers & Forestry

RECARE-Hub contains the latest information on preventing soil threats, and cost-benefit analysis on proven remediation techniques.

Industry

Discover innovative sustainable land management measures that can combat threats to key soil functions.

Policy makers

Find out more about land care strategies relevant to your region and our integrated assessment of existing soil related policy.

Researchers

Access a wealth of European research data on soil threats and the efficacy of land care strategies.

Teachers & environmentalists

Whether you're a teacher or a concerned environmentalist, find out why Europe's soils are under threat and what researchers are doing to help combat the problems.

Resources designed for you

 

The soil that underpins Europe's agricultural systems faces numerous threats.

If you are interested in learning about specific soil threats, you can explore the individual threats below. If you want detailed guidance for assessing soil degradation or learning about management measures to prevent and remediate against soil degradation, you might want to head straight over to RECARE's resources.

 

RESOURCES

RECARE research presented at JRC Soil erosion modelling workhsop

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A number of RECARE partners presented at the Soil Erosion Modelling Workshop, run by Joint Research Centre (JRC), in Ispira, Italy between 20th to 22nd March 2017.  The aim of the workshop was to discuss how local/regional modeling results can be upscaled (or applied) to the European scale. The workshop also served as a follow-up to recent JRC modelling developments and published maps for soil erosion by water and wind. The workshop focused on how various projects or local/regional modelling applications can improve the “know-how” at European scale, with emphasis given to management practices that can reduce soil erosion.

Jan Jacob Keizer, from the University of Aveiro, Portugal gave a presentation about the effectiveness of mulching with forest logging residues to reduce post-fire erosion: combined evidence from laboratory and field studies drawing on the RECARE case study experiments.  Hedwig van Delden, from Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS), Netherlands presented on Modelling the impacts of European policies on preventing and mitigating soil threats.  She discussed the development of the RECARE Integrated Assessment Model which aims to assess the impact of different external factors, policy options and management options on a number of (ecosystem service) indicators relevant to the range of soil threats.

For more information about the presentations, please contact RECARE partners: Jan Keizer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Hedwig van Delden (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For more information about the workshop, please contact RECARE partner: Panos Panagos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Case Study Sites

 Click on the map below to find out more about RECARE's case study sites
Case Studies

Project Partners

ABOUT US

RECARE is multidisciplinary team of 27 different organisations assessing the current threats to Europe's soils and innovative solutions to prevent further soil degradation.

Academic Contact
Professor Coen Ritsema 
Wageningen University
E: coen.ritsema[AT]wur.nl

Media Contact
Dr Matt Reed
E: mreed[AT]glos.ac.uk

Funding

Funded by the European Commission FP7 Programme, ENV.2013.6.2-4 ‘Sustainable land care in Europe’.

EU grant agreement: 603498.

Project officer: Maria Yeroyanni.

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