Soil Biodiversity Digital Exhibition

The museum provides a 5-step pictograph guide of the basics of soil, types of soil, soil biodiversity.

Organization: Emirates Soil Museum

The history of the museum goes back to 19 May 2010 when ICBA’s Senior Soil Scientist Dr. Shabbir Shahid as Chairman of the Recommendation Committee of the International Conference on Soil Classification and Reclamation of Degraded Lands in Arid Environments, held in Abu Dhabi, recommended the establishment of a soil museum, which was unanimously endorsed by the participants. The conference was jointly organized by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and ICBA under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region Abu Dhabi, and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. ICBA’s Board of Directors also approved, a site was chosen, and work began. In 2016, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development sponsored the museum by providing a grant for technology adoption and enhancement of the interior and exterior exhibits. The Emirates Soil Museum was officially opened on 8 December 2016. Since its launch, the museum benefitted students, researchers, professionals, scientists, environmentalists, decision and policy makers, and land use planners in the common pursuit of sustainable national development (Source).

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