A series of promotion video's have been produced for the RECARE project and are available online. Video producer ScienceView, from Hilversum-the Netherlands, has produced three excellent video's displaying a number of soil threats and the impact these soil threats have on peoples' lives. Three soil threat cases have been higlighted; Flooding (in Case Study country Norway), Pollution (in Romania) and Soil Erosion (filmed in the south of Spain).
The film about Flooding in Norway shows the magnitude and impact of floodings on an agricultural area near Nord-Fron, that was due to the combination of heavy rainfall and snow melt.
The film about pollution shows what kind of consequences soil pollution can have in an area where there has been intense industrial activity, such as in Copsa Mica in the center of Romania.
Finally, the film about Soil Erosion, recorded in the south-eastern part of Spain, shows what consequences altered cropping systems , in this case oranges, can have on the landscape and ecology.
A nice resume of these three movies is shown in the RECARE Trailer, that summarises where RECARE project is about.
The complete collection of video's can be accessed through the RECARE project Channel on Vimeo, together with the RECARE instruction video's.
The plenary project meeting that was being held in Padova, Italy, from March 16th - 20th 2015, was closed on Friday, March 20th. The meeting was organised by Francesco Morari and colleagues from UNIPD in cooperation with the coordinator. On the picture, Francesco Morari and Nicola dal Ferro are thanked by Violette Geissen for the excellent organisation of the workshop, field visit and cultural excursion on Friday afternoon. Thank you Francesco!
The meeting report and a picture gallery will be posted on this website soon. Read more about the meeting below.
In the framework of the International Year of Soil, 2015, the the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has developed a set of 12 videos, each centered around a monthly soil related theme. The goal of these videos is to raise: Public awareness of the value of soils and soil science Visibility of soil scientists in their communities Highlight soils.org as the premiere place to find soils information The first video, about Soils sustaing life on our planet, can be viewed below, and higlights Soil as the foundation of life on earth and shows the EcoSystem Services (ESS) soils provide.
The Februari video, 'Soil Supports Urban Life', can be viewed below: