EU Project ‘Soil Mission Support’ starts

Published: 24 November 2020

On 19 November 2020 the European research project ‘Soil Mission Support (SMS)’ Towards a European research and innovation roadmap on soil and land management was launched with a virtual kick-off meeting.

Sustainable soil and land management are essential for protecting our soils and their vital ecosystem services. In order to boost our transition towards sustainable soil and land management, the EU-funded SMS project aims to assess current research and innovation activities, identify knowledge gaps and develop a practical roadmap for action in Europe.

Deltares is leading the work package on the cocreated roadmap for land and soil related research and innovation. Further, the identification and establishment of Living Labs and Lighthouses and the creation of a co-design platform allows an ongoing and need-based knowledge creation process. Hence, through an inclusive multi-actor approach, the project will identify both the ‘what-to-do’ and the ‘how-to-do-it’ for a practical transition.

10 partner organisations from seven European countries cooperate in the project, which is led by the German Federal Agency for Agriculture (BLE).