Summary of Irish Soil Data from Scoping Study

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Using a combination of existing and new data for instrumented catchments located in
two The status of soil information in Ireland consists of many variable and
incomplete datasets and in light of existing and emerging EU policies, there is now a
national requirement for a comprehensive soil information system and a completed
detailed digital soil database for Ireland with associated map at a scale of 1:250,000.
This scoping study will research and compile an inventory of all existing digital and
mapped soil information in Ireland and propose methodologies for the development
of an IT specification for a Soils Information Systems (SIS) and a digital map of
Ireland at a 1:250,000 scale.
The study will research and report the costs, quality assurance and outstanding data
required to provide a comprehensive methodology for a soil information system and
a digital map of Ireland (1:250,000).
An analysis of risks involved in acquiring, accessing and developing the data and
techniques required for a soil information system and national soil database (and
1:250,000 map) will be carried out as part of this study, and recommendations
toward achieving these datasets shall be put forward.
The approach of the work will involve building an inventory of existing soil data and
in consultation with national and international soil experts, developing
methodologies to complete a comprehensive soil database and soil information
system for Ireland.

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Dr Karen Daly

Dr. RĂ©amonn Fealy
Spatial Analysis Unit, Teagasc

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Author(s)Daly, K. Fealy, R.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationSummary of Irish Soil Data from Scoping Study
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
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Unique Identifier12c36656-80e9-102a-90c6-0593d266866d
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2024-07-14

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Resource Keywordssoils availability data ireland
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-S-DS-22
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeLand-use, Soils, and Transport
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe summary does not include any actual data, only references to data. Any actual data which is needed will have to be requested from the original sources, and they will have information on the use of the data.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 1
Project Start Date Wednesday 1st March 2006 (01-03-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 5th May 1980 (05-05-1980)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st May 2006 (01-05-2006)
Published on SAFERWednesday 11th July 2007 (11-07-2007)
Date of Last EditThursday 8th November 2007 at 12:12:24 (08-11-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Wednesday 11th July 2007 at 11:23:41 (11-07-2007)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Some data is point specific or covers a region, other data provides nationwide coverage.

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Finding soil data in Ireland was difficult, as there was no clear record of what data was avilable and where to get it from. This summary is a preliminary step towards recording the soil data status in Ireland.
Supplementary Information
This is a preliminary summary of all the known available soils data for Ireland. This includes derived data, survey data and field and point scale data.

Note: The dataset includes excel sheets filled in by various researchers who collected the actual data. The names and contact adresses for these researchers are included in the separate files. The data was collated by Dr. Karen Daly and RĂ©amonn Fealy
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