WOSSAC®

World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue

Welcome to WOSSAC

Welcome to WOSSAC

WOSSAC Mission

Global soil science information

Cranfield University

The mission of the World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue (WOSSAC) at Cranfield University, UK, is to provide a secure home for soil survey reports, maps, imagery and photographs produced by British companies and surveyors overseas over the last 80 years from 352 territories worldwide, with a view to ensuring their enduring availability and protection.

WOSSAC Support

A wide user-base

The WOSSAC project has the support of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and the Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA), and is led by Cranfield University’s Soil and AgriFood Institute (CSAI Institute), incorporating the former National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI).

Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Recognition of research and education in large-scale soil and environmental data for the sustainable use of natural resources in the UK and worldwide

Cranfield University is delighted to announce that, for the fifth time in its history, it has been the proud recipient of a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, in recognition of research and education in large-scale soil and environmental data for the sustainable use of natural resources in the UK and worldwide. Cranfield is one of only eight institutions to have won the award on five or more separate occasions.

This is the first time in the Prize’s history that an award has been given for soil science.

Search the WOSSAC Archive

Textual and map-based searches

WOSSAC offers a range of means to search and access the materials held in the archive collections. The seach box in the left column offers a Spatial Searchquick means to search, or alternatively select the Seach Catalogue option from the top menu. This allows you to make a full search across the entire catalogue using more refined search options. You may also search using a map.