The International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN) actively participated in the recently concluded European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly meeting which was held between 23rd and 28th of April 2023 in Vienna, Austria. EGU is the largest geoscience event in Europe with over 16,000 participants both onsite and online.
Four members of the ISMN team participated onsite at this year’s EGU while others joined online. The team organised the first ISMN splinter meeting at the EGU 2023 which was well attended by different stakeholders: soil moisture sensor manufacturers, data providers, data users and soil moisture enthusiasts. The splinter meeting aimed to foster connection within the soil moisture community to improve data sharing, knowledge sharing and scientific collaborations.
Aside the splinter meeting, Fay Boehmer also presented ISMN at an EGU 2023 session focusing on the role of subsurface runoff, soil moisture and surface-subsurface feedback in hydrology. In her presentation, she emphasized the role of soil moisture as an essential agriculture, meteorology and hydrology variable. She concluded by highlighting the ISMN efforts towards ensuring access to open and fair in-situ soil moisture data and encouraged a community-wide participation in the ISMN project.
We are happy to announce that we integrated the XMS-CAT network into ISMN. In Catalonia (Spain) the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya measures soil moisture and soil temperature at 15 different locations usually in 5, 20, 50 and 100 cm depth. Data is available from Aug 2016 until May 2023.
We would kindly thank Lola Boquera, Agnès Lladós, Jose Antonio Jara and J.Ignasi Herms for providing us with the data and all the relevant information for the implementation!
Data from the French network "SMOSMANIA" has been updated for the years 2021 and 2022!
Please note that the station Mejannes-le-Clap was closed on 29 September 2022.
We kindly thank Jean-Christophe Calvet for providing us with the new datasets!
We are happy to announce that we integrated the TWENTE network into ISMN. The Twente region in the east of the Netherlands hold a network that monitors since 2009 profile soil moisture and temperature at 44 different locations.
We would kindly thank Paul Vermunt for providing us with the data and all the relevant information for the implementation!
Unfortunately the soil sensor of station 84 was taken out-of-operation due to construction work. The sensor was moved from station 84 to a new location: station 83 is now included within the ISMN.