We would like to invite you to a series of online and in-person workshops on the use of soil spectroscopy.
This workshop series will focus on four main phases:
- How-to use the new Open Soil Spectroscopy Library [July, online]
- Learn how to use the data APIs, develop R-based machine learning models, and use web graphical user interfaces
- Asynchronous Hackathon [August – October, online]
- Can YOU build better machine learning models to predict soil properties?
- Details to be released in July
- Spectroscopy at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting [29 Oct to 1 Nov in St Louis] https://www.acsmeetings.org/future-past-meetings/
- Half-day in-person training [Sunday 20 October] pending acceptance by organizing committee
- Approved SSSA Cross-Divisional Symposium with invited speakers still to be confirmed
- What have you and others been doing in the field recently? Abstracts are open (https://www.acsmeetings.org/submit) from now until June 13th for contributed oral talks and posters on soil spectroscopy. In the SSSA Soil Chemistry Division there is an oral and a poster session titled Soil Spectroscopy for the Global Good that we encourage everyone to submit to. We are hoping for lots of great spectroscopy science at the meeting.
- Visioning Workshop [2-3 Nov in St. Louis; by application]
- Where is the field going? How can we leverage shared data resources to get there? How can we talk about data better to improve interoperability?
- The Soil Spectroscopy for the Global Good project has funding to cover the costs of this including travel expenses for up to 30 participants. Application details to come. Note: we cannot cover the registration cost of attending the tri-society meeting.
- We strongly encourage all participants in this network workshop to contribute presentations to either the oral or poster sessions at the tri-society meeting.
More details on all four phases to follow. After all the craziness of the last three years, we really hope to see our spectroscopy friends in St. Louis.
- Jonathan Sanderman, Woodwell Climate Research Center
- José Lucas Safanelli, Woodwell Climate Research Center
- Tom Hengl, Opengeohub Foundation
- Kathe Todd-Brown, University of Florida