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SOIL.SPECTROSCOPY

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An Open Soil Spectroscopy library based on the Open Source Software

ENABLE

Accelerate the pace of scientific discovery in soil spectroscopy by facilitating and supporting a collaborative network of researchers.

CONNECT

Connect international teams and experts in the fields of soil spectroscopy, remote sensing of soils and data science.

Develop an advanced yet intuitive, open source, web-hosted platform to predict various soil properties from MIR spectra collected on any spectrometer anywhere in the world.
 
Document and publish the code and procedures used to generate data and models.

NEWS

LATEST DEVELOPMENT

AN OPEN SOIL

SPECTROSCOPY LIBRARY

Making soil data available across borders

WHY SOILSPEC4GG?

Today's data-driven agriculture demands access to high-resolution spatial and temporal soil data streams. Soil spectroscopy can help fill this data gap. Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy is becoming an indispensable tool in soil science; however, several technical challenges still limit its broader application outside of research projects.

SoilSpec4GG is a USDA-funded Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics Tools Coordinated Innovation Network. This project will bring together soil scientists, spectroscopists, informaticians, data scientists and software engineers to overcome some of the current bottlenecks preventing wider and more efficient use of soil spectroscopy. A series of working groups will be formed to address topics including calibration transfer, model choice, outreach & demonstration, and use of spectroscopy to inform global carbon cycle modeling.

MAJOR PROJECT OUTPUTS

DATABASES, SOFTWARE, WEB-SERVICES, PUBLICATIONS

Open Soil Spectroscopy Library

The network will deliver an Open Soil Spectroscopy Library (OSSL), backed by large spectral databases and robust statistical models, which derives soil properties from the spectral data.

R AND PYTHON LIBRARIES

The network will create open source software to quality check, harmonize and standardize spectra and soil data collections. The software will built upon existing OS packages for soil spectroscopy.

WEB-SERVICES

ACCESS WEB-SERVICES USING API

Data and software / computing will be served through robust and easy to use web-services and API. Users should be able to upload their soil spectroscopy readings and obtain callibrations in near-to-real time.

DOCUMENTATION, TUTORIALS

All software and data will be accompanied with extensive documentation. Demonstration, outreach and educational activities will promote the use of the OSSL and data-driven science.

JOIN SOILSPEG4GG!

List of partners on project already contributing data and code. Contact us to join this initative.

Nice use of spectroscopy in soil monitoring by @lawinowiecki and colleagues.

Assessing soil and land health across two landscapes in eastern Rwanda to inform restoration activities https://soil.copernicus.org/articles/7/767/2021/

Multi-model ensemble outperforms any individual model choice for predicting numerous soil properties from NIR spectra

https://www.mdpi.com/1354468

We're conducting a survey to better understand the instrument and scanning condition metadata that might be useful in the Open Soil Spectral Library. If you have a few minutes, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/QDYCwzNczftKNsFw6

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