Catalyzing the next generation of soil carbon sampling & measurement systems
Conventional methods of quantifying soil carbon require soil core sample collection, transportation, and lab analysis to deliver precise results. While these methods are trusted and widely adopted, they can be time consuming, labor intensive, and expensive.
Efficient, accurate, and low-cost soil carbon analysis technologies, specifically those that enable in-field or remote analysis of soil carbon, will accelerate our understanding of soil carbon and hasten adoption of management practices that sequester carbon. To create the next generation of soil carbon monitoring and verification systems, we seek solutions that quantify soil carbon in more scalable ways.
Potential solutions for quantifying soil carbon
Better tools for extracting samples (especially to > 50 cm depth)
Better tools for measuring bulk density
Autonomous systems (stationary or mobile) that extract soil samples or directly quantify soil carbon
In-field carbon analysis tools, such as handheld spectroscopy systems or planted sensors
Solutions that enable remote analysis of soil carbon by drone, satellite, etc.
Technologies to automate in-field and in-lab processing
Improvements in lab-based technology
Algorithms for optimizing where to sample
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