Soil Resources of European Volcanic Systems


A EU-COST Program in co-operation with Research Institutions in Participating Countries


The European Union COST Program has implemented a concerted research action designated "Soil Resources of European Volcanic Systems" (COST Action 622).

Andosols, soils that form in volcanic regions, are unique in character, fertile resources but extremely sensitive to influence by man and other disturbance.

The main objective of the Action is to develop collaboration between European experts within the field of Andosol research.

A Management Committee, made up of two representatives from each participating country has been formed to correlate the activities of the Action. This internet site has been designed for the Management Committee to make available information about European Andosols and the activities of COST Action 622.



Last modified 11 March 2003 by EG