SOIL SEQUENCES ATLAS V
Soil Classification & Education 2
Soil Classification & Education 2 conference was organized on September 12-14, Venue was prepared by Department of Soil Science and Landscape Management. Several dozen participants from around the world, incl. from Lithuania, Bulgaria, Korea and Gabon participated in both the stationary part, which took place on Monday, and the field part on the following day. During session in conference room, the results of the Erasmus+ Share Your Soils project (https://sites.google.com/site/shareyoursoils/home) were presented - soil omnibus, an edutainment application for learning soil classification and the 5th volume from the Soil Sequence Atlas series (pdf versions of the first 4 volumes can be downloaded from the Rumak repository (https://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5490, http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5218, http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5510, https://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5511). Conference participants had also the opportunity to present the results of their research and didactic work related to the issues of soil classification and soil science education. The field session was organized in the Brodnica Landscape Park, and on the way the participants visited the Gothic castle in Radzyń Chełmiński. In the vicinity of Lake Zbiczno, the soils of subglacial gutters were presented - four profiles developed from: 1) organic material, 2) kame sands, 3-4) sandy deposits. year's. Our guests, as one of the first in the world, could evaluate fourth edition of the WRB (2022) classification system in field conditions!
[photos by Marcin Świtoniak and Przemysław Charzyński].
Share Your Soils - Sardinia
International workshop of SYStem (Share Your Soils) project in Sassari/Sardinia-Italy 09-13.05.2022
dr Andreas Börner at Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management
We are happy to announce that dr Andreas Börner has joined to our community. From the academic year 2020/2021, dr Börner conducts classes entitled: Natural resources and education for sustainable development in Germany in the field of Spatial and Geo-management at Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management.
Andreas Börner is a a highly competent geoscientist with experience of working both independently and collaboratively. His special objectives are Quaternary geology, mineral resources and geotourism. Since 2002 he got a scientific position in Geological Survey of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with focus on geological investigations of drillings and geological mapping.
Cordially welcomes you in our community!
Prof. Teemu Makkonen at Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management
We are happy to announce that prof. Teemu Makkonen has joined to our community. From the academic year 2020/2021, prof. Makkonen conducts classes entitled: Innovation and entrepreneurship in rural development in the field of Spatial and Geo-management at Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management.
Prof. Eleonra Grilli at Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management
We are happy to announce that prof. Eleonora Grilli has joined to our community. Since the academic year 2020/2021, prof. Grilli conducts on-line classes entitled: Traditional and modern techniques of soil management and reclamation in the field of Spatial and Geo-management at Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management.
Share Your Soils
Higher education is currently facing a huge challenge related to the 'Z' generation, the 'digital natives', who expect universities to make extensive use of mobile technologies and gamification.
The answer to such needs in the field of soil and environment sciences education is the project Share Your Soils (SYStem) prepared by dr hab. Marcin Świtoniak (coordinator) and dr hab. Przemysław Charzyński from the Department of Soil Science and Landscape Management of the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The application received a total of 88 points out of 100 and was the highest rated project out of 50 submitted, thanks to which it obtained funding in the Erasmus + Action 2 Strategic Partnerships competition. It will be implemented by a consortium of specialists from 10 universities from 8 countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and Spain) with research and teaching experience in soil science issues in various regions of Europe.