DSM USA 30 Sept-3 Oct 2008

3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping (DSM 2008 USA), “Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Production, and Environmental Application.” Visit http://dsmusa.org/

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Evaluating and using legacy data in digital soil mapping.
  2. Exploring new sampling schemes and environmental covariates in digital soil mapping.
  3. Using integrated sensors or other new technologies for inferring soil properties or status.
  4. Innovative inference systems (new methodologies for predicting soil classes and properties, and estimating uncertainties).
  5. Using digital soil mapping products and their uncertainties for soil assessment and environmental applications.
  6. Protocol and capacity building for making digital soil mapping operational.

General Information:

The workshop will be held at Utah State University in Logan, a small city located in Cache Valley between the Wellsville Mountains and the Bear River Range of northern Utah. Late September-early October is a stunningly beautiful time of year, with normally sunny and warm days, cool nights, and autumn colors.

There is an optional field trip on Tuesday, September 30, limited to 42 participants.

The three workshop days are 1-3 October. The workshop will consist of sessions that address each of the above topics. Each session will consist of an invited keynote talk (30 minutes) followed by contributed talks (minimum 5 minutes, maximum 10 minutes – the length will depend on the number of contributions.) There will be at least one hour for discussion of each topic, which will be led by a discussant. Each session will be summarized by a rapporteur. The final session will be a discussion to develop a set of key recommendations and future priorities for digital soil mapping.

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