Why an IRC on soil carbon?
The idea to create a Soil Carbon IRC emerged during the CIRCASA project (2017-2021) together with more than 100 stakeholders and 500 scientists from around the world. It was then reinforced by the launch of the ORCaSa project in September 2022.
Taking things a step further, the Soil Carbon IRC will expand its scope to cover all soils (including forests, pastures, wetlands, and urban areas…). Aided by Impact4Soil, an online platform for collecting and sharing knowledge on soil carbon, the IRC, and its partners and regional nodes aim to provide better access to research, methods and practices related to soil carbon.