Alpine groundwater resurgence in the Cirque de Choranche, draining waters from the Coulmes range towards the Bourne river (Pont en Royan, Isère, 2009). © BRGM - François Michel

Managing soils: creation of a European research agenda

The European INSPIRATION project, in which the BRGM is a partner under the Horizon 2020 programme, has created a strategic research agenda on managing soils and land use in Europe.

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The European INSPIRATION programme, which involved 22 institutions from 17 countries, has just published a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) on land use management.

The SRA, which may be consulted on line at, covers 39 research topics to promote environmentally sound, socially acceptable and economically affordable soil and land use management.

An agenda developed in consultation with 500 European experts from 17 countries

The agenda was developed from the results of consultations with 500 European experts from the 17 partner countries.

Additional briefing notes were produced for specific fields where more in-depth collaborative research across Europe is needed.

The research agenda developed by the INSPIRATION project will help public and private funding organisations to identify research projects on soils and land use in which they should invest to support innovation and contribute to a greener, more competitive and more resource-efficient Europe.


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