The Alpine Soil Partnership (ASP)
The Alpine Soil Partnership (ASP) joins forces of (soil) experts and the users of soil knowledge (authorities, practitioners, NGO’s, etc.) to better introduce soil protection in land management practices and promotes Alpine-wide cooperation on soil protection & soil ecosystem services management. The link experts on horizontal and vertical levels: Public authorities and soil experts (will) have the opportunity to better understand gaps & needs of soil conservation to integrate solutions and created tools in their day-to-day work as a new standard. Fragmented soil knowledge will be linked and reconciled at transnational level.
Operationalisation of the Alpine Soil Partnership:
Adoption of memorandum on strategies for an improved implementation of the AC SCP. Improved/applied soil knowledge for better integration of ESS in management and decision-making.
Establishment of a formal long-lasting ASP will strengthen alpine soil management/protection and the implementation of the Alpine Convention Soil Conservation Protocol. The ASP induces soil management networking and helps to overcome knowledge gaps, as it links cross-sectoral Alpine soil stakeholders, end-user needs and mitigates soil ESS management gaps.
The ASP Memorandum
The ASP Statute
The ASP Organisation & Structures