LANDMARK session, 6th December 2017, Bruxelles, Belgium

Organised by LANDMARK consortium
Theme Soil management, monitoring and understanding the supply and demand of soil functions at a European scale [ programme below]
Date Wednesday 6th December 2017 10:00 to 12:00
Venue IBGE/BIM, Havenlaan 86c, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium


In the contest of the World Soil Day 2017  the INSPIRATION H2020  consortium organized in collaboration with the DG Environment service contract Soils4EU a FINAL CONFERENCE in Bruxelles, Belgium on the 04-06th of December 2017.

During those three days we had the opportunity to learn and discuss about:

  • Research challenges for the future – what do policy-makers, end-users of research and scientists need and want
  • Boundaries of research and knowledge – demands from society
  • State-of-the-art projects in Europe on sustainable soil and land management
  • Meet with like-minded European stakeholders and research funders”
  • Match-making sessions support policy and funding institutions interested in co-funding research collaborations.

During the 4th and 5th of December our LANDMARK colleagues participated actively at the discussions: Arwyn Jones (JRC), Rachel Creamer (WUR) , Jan Staes (UA), Jeroen van Leeuwen (WURFrancesca Bampa (WUR).

On the 6th of December from 10.00 to 12.00 we organized the LANDMARK parallel session “Soil management, monitoring and understanding the supply and demand of soil functions at a European scale” where we had the occasion to discuss with the stakeholders the state-of-the art knowledge and EU research needs in the contest of the LANDMARK past 30 months activities.

The session has been chaired by Prof Rachel Creamer (Wageningen University & Research):

10.00 – 10.20         Introducing LANDMARK H2020 by the project coordinator Prof Rachel Creamer (Wageningen University & Research)

10.20 – 10.40        Stakeholder engagement: harvesting existing knowledge on soil quality and soil functions (WP1) by Dr Francesca Bampa (Wageningen University & Research)

10.40 – 11.00          Monitoring soil quality and functions (Pillar2) by  Dr Jeroen van Leeuwen (Wageningen University & Research)

11.00 – 11.20           EU policy tools for optimizing soil functions and Functional Land Management (Pillar3 & WP4) by  Dr Jan Staes ( Antwerp University)

11.20 – 11.30 LANDMARK Strategic Research Agenda (WP1) by Prof Rachel Creamer (Wageningen University & Research)

11.20 – 12.00         Discussion and conclusions


The summary of the Landmark presentations can be downloaded here in the INSPIRATION conference webpage.