Organic Carbon Content In European SoilsEntry ID: EUSOILS_OCTOP
Abstract: The Soil Portal makes available the Maps of Organic carbon content (%) in the
surface horizon of soils in Europe. The data are in ESRI GRID format and are
available as an ASCII raster file or in native ESRI GRID format. In addition,
an interactive application allows the user to navigate in the Organic Carbon
data with OCTOP Map Server and print his own customized map.
[Summary provided by the European Union Joint Research Center.]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert J.A. Jones, Roland Hiederer,Ezio Rusco, Peter J. Loveland and Luca Montanarella
Dataset Title: The Map of Organic Carbon Content In Topsoils In Europe
Dataset Release Date: 2003-09-01
Dataset Publisher: European Union Joint Research Center
Other Citation Details: European Soil Bureau Research ReportOnline Resource: http://eusoils.jrc.it/ESDB_Archive/octop/octop_data.html
Access Constraints These data are freely available upon request.
Use Constraints 1. The data provided has been prepared for use by internal research activities
in the Land Management and Natural Hazards Unit of the Institute for
Environment & Sustainability, JRC Ispra.
2. The data were developed for research purposes of the JRC only and not for
any other activity. The JRC does not accept any liability whatsoever for any
error, missing data ... or omission in the data, or for any loss or damage arising
from its use. The JRC agrees to provide the data free of charge but is not
bound to justify the content and values contained in the databases.
3. The permission to use the data specified above is granted on condition that,
under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are these data passed to third parties. Moreover they
must NOT be used in any way for commercial gain or for purposes other than
those specified above.
4. The user also agrees to:
a) Make proper reference to the source of the data when disseminating the
results to which this agreement relates;
b) Participate in the verification of the data (e.g. by noting and reporting
any errors or omissions discovered to the JRC).
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: ESRI GRID
Fees: No fees
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: marc.van-liedekerke at jrc.it
Environmental Institute Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Ispra
Postal Code: 21020
Jones, R.J.A, R. Hiederer, E. Rusco, P.J. Loveland and L. Montanarella (2005).
Estimating organic carbon in the soils of Europe for policy support. European
Journal of Soil Science, October 2005, 56, p.655-671.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-07-20