The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is issuing a national Call to Action and forming an interagency group to protect America’s soil.
Soil plays critical roles in food security, climate mitigation, ecosystem function, and buffering against extreme weather events. Although it is essential for the stability of the planet, soil is disappearing at an alarming rate.
OSTP is issuing a nationwide call to action for farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, advocates, and the broader public to work together to develop innovative solutions to promote soil health and protect soil from degradation. To meet a challenge of this scale, innovation and collaboration are needed at three key stages:
- Monitoring Soil and Obtaining High-Quality Data
- Informing Targeted Decision-Making and Engaging the Public
- Applying Scalable Solutions on the Ground
Tell The White House About Your Work
What will you or your organization do to protect soil resources? For researchers interested in contributing to Berkeley Lab responses, please contact Ali Douraghy. Deadline to submit to OSTP is August 31, 2016.
Read more about the Call to Action by clicking here.