Welcome to ProximalSoilSensing.org

January 19th, 2009 Comments off

Some of our pages are still under construction but you can read about how the WG-PSS was formed in 'About us'.

Pedometrics 2017

January 24th, 2017 Comments off

Abstracts are due soon for Pedometrics 2017!

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 1, 2017.

Pedometrics 2017 will be a joint conference of the IUSS Pedometrics
Commission and five of its Working Groups; Digital Soil Mapping, Digital Soil Morphometrics, Modelling of Soil & Landscape Evolution, Proximal Soil Sensing and Soil Monitoring.

Pedometrics 2017 will be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 26 June to 1 July.

For more information see the attached flyer and visit www.pedometrics2017.org

4th Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

4th global workshop on PSS flyer

Dear colleagues,

    It is my great honor and pleasure to announce that the 4th Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing (GWPSS2015) organized by Zhejiang University will be held in Hangzhou, China on May 12-15, 2015.

The theme of 2015 workshop is “Sensing soil condition and functions”. This theme has been chosen as it reflects new explorations and applications of proximal soil sensing (PSS). The workshop will provide a forum for researchers, professionals and engineers from all over the world to present their latest research and development results, and to exchange and share information and experiences in the fields of PSS, such as in situ measurement of soil properties, proximal sensing of soil carbon and biota, sensor data processing and fusion, sensor-based digital soil mapping, combing proximal and remote sensing, development of multi- sensor platforms, advances in soil electro-magnetic technologies, and new application of PSS.

    The GWPSS2015 is sponsored by the IUSS working Group on Proximal Soil Sensing and Zhejiang University (ZJU), co-sponsored by the Soil Science Society of China (SSSC), the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS-ISS), and the Nanjing Normal University (NNU).

    We sincerely invite you to submit papers to and participate in the GWPSS2015. All presented papers will be published a proceeding of GWPSS2015. Selected papers will be recommended to WGPSS for review for possible publication on the journals.

    Hangzhou, where the GWPSS2015 is to be held, has enjoyed a prosperous history of over 2,200 years. It is one of the most famous tourist cities in China, with its natural beauties and historical and cultural heritages. It is also famous for good-quality silk products and tasty Chinese food.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in Hangzhou in May, 2015. We believe that you will enjoy the technical activities of GWPSS2015, as well as your stay in this elegant city.

Sincerely,
Prof. Zhou Shi
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University.

Workshop website and flyer

3rd Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing: Abstract Submission

January 25th, 2013 Comments off

GWPSS2013_Flyer4_v01

Dates: 26-29 May 2013

Location: Potsdam, Germany

Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2013

View workshop flyer

3rd Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing: First Announcement

May 17th, 2012 Comments off

First Announcement: Third Global Workshop on Proximal Soil Sensing

Dates: May 26-29, 2013

Location: Potsdam Germany

Format: Similar to the First Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping

Focus: Proximal soil sensors, multi sensor systems, sensor data fusion, signal processing, inference systems, (geo)statistical analyses.

Local organisers: R. Gebbers, J. Rühlmann and E. Lück

Find the workshop flyer here

Eurosoil 2012: Session S4.1 Application of proximal soil sensing (PSS) in soil science

October 18th, 2011 Comments off

 

 

The Call-for-Abstracts program of the Eurosoil 2012 (Bari, Italy, 02-06 July 2012) is now open.

On behalf of the Program Committee, we cordially invite you to submit abstracts to the session 4.1 Advanced Techniques and Modeling S4.1. Title: Application of proximal soil sensing (PSS) in soil science

 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is October 30, 2011.

 

The description of the session can be found at: http://www.eurosoil2012.eu/d/34/4.Advanced_Techniques_and_Modeling/

S4.1. Title: Application of proximal soil sensing (PSS) in soil science
Convener: Castrignanò Annamaria – CRA – Italy
Co-Conveners: Colombo Claudio – University of Molise – Italy
Viscarra Rossel Raphael – CSIRO – Australia

Proximal Soil Sensing (PSS) has become a multidisciplinary area of study that aims to develop field-based techniques for collecting information on the soil from close by, or within, the soil. PSS involves the use of optical, geophysical, electrochemical, mathematical and statistical methods. PPS have many applications such as precision agriculture, soil fertility, soil contamination, archaeology, peri-urban design and high land-value applications, where there is a particular need for high spatial resolution information. The Symposium will be dedicated to soil sensor sampling, proximal soil sensor development and use, sensor calibrations, spatial prediction methods, applications of proximal soil sensing, and fine-resolution digital soil mapping.

We hope that we can stimulate your interest in Session S4.1 , and we look forward to receiving your contribution.

Kind regards,
Castrignanò Annamaria – CRA – Italy
Colombo Claudio – University of Molise – Italy
Viscarra Rossel Raphael – CSIRO – Australia

Proximal Soil Sensing book now available

June 30th, 2010 Comments off

Proximal Soil Sensing

Published by Springer as part of the Progress in Soil Science series.

Viscarra Rossel, Raphael A.; McBratney, Alex; Minasny, Budiman (Eds.), 2010

This book reports on developments in Proximal Soil Sensing (PSS) and high resolution digital soil mapping. PSS has become a multidisciplinary area of study that aims to develop field-based techniques for collecting information on the soil from close by, or within, the soil. Amongst others, PSS involves the use of optical, geophysical, electrochemical, mathematical and statistical methods. This volume, suitable for undergraduate course material and postgraduate research, brings together ideas and examples from those developing and using proximal sensors and high resolution digital soil maps for applications such as precision agriculture, soil contamination, archaeology, peri-urban design and high land-value applications, where there is a particular need for high spatial resolution information. The book in particular covers soil sensor sampling, proximal soil sensor development and use, sensor calibrations, prediction methods for large data sets, applications of proximal soil sensing, and high-resolution digital soil mapping.