Holistic management practices, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils
HoliSoils is an ongoing Horizon 2020 project (May 2021- October 2025) coordinated by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). The project aims to develop a harmonized soil monitoring framework. It identifies and tests soil management practices aiming to mitigate climate change and sustain provision of various ecosystem services essential for human livelihoods and well-being.
HoliSoils incorporates novel methodologies and expert knowledge on analytical techniques, data sharing, soil properties and biodiversity, and processes with model development. It develops tools for soil monitoring, refines greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment of the LULUCF sector, enhances efficiency of GHG mitigation actions, and improves numerical forecasting of soil-based mitigation, adaptation, and ecosystem services.
As a supporter of the HoliSoils project, EUSTAFOR actively takes part in the Stakeholder Advisory Board and participates in meetings and events.