NRP 68 Sustainable use of soil as a resource

The NRP "Sustainable use of soil as a resource" aims to fill research gaps, analyse the current condition of the soil more comprehensively and determine the key functions of soil as an ecosystem through interdisciplinary research. In pursuit of these objectives, the NRP will take into account experiences made in implementing the Environmental Protection Act, the Ordinance relating to Impacts on the Soil and current knowledge gained from the soil monitoring established by the Confederation and the cantons.

Facts & figures
Overall fundingCHF 13'000'000
​Period of research3 + 2 years
​​President of the Steering Committee​​Professor Emmanuel Frossard, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, ETH Zurich
​Head of Knowledge transfer​Urs Steiger
Programme co-ordinator​Pascal Walther, SNSF
Call for proposals12 January 2012


NRP 68