A Horizon Europe project to restore soil health
Improving innovations on sustainable land and soil management
Building an international community on soil carbon
Looking into the ground
ORCaSa goes a step further and considers not only agricultural soils but also forests, pastures, wetlands, and public spaces in urban areas. In that way, the chances to capture and store carbon are maximised.
Along with the oceans, forests are one of the world’s major carbon sinks. They are above and below ground, but their very existence is threatened by human activities.Read more
Around the globe, cities are sprouting up and expanding, but often without regard for the health of the soil that forms the basis for healthy green spaces in these urbanised areas.Read more
Wetlands provide a refuge for a variety of animals and free ecosystem services such as water purification and carbon sequestration, nonetheless they are often overlooked, or worse, drained.Read more
Join the soil carbon community!
To grow knowledge and dialogue on the Earth’s soils
The International Research Consortium (IRC) that will emerge from the ORCaSa project will advance carbon solutions through research funding, harmonisation of research activities and knowledge sharing. We are looking for universities and research organisations, national and international initiatives or programmes, national and international R&D agencies, development agencies, foundations, policymakers, private companies and NGOs working with environmental and sustainability topics… to become an active member or donor.Learn more
News & Events
Fresh news, key events, the latest trends and innovations… there is always something going on in the ORCaSa project and the IRC on soil carbon.All news & events