Latest Earth Observation analytical techniques will be applied during the desk study and accurate descriptions of soil properties will be ensured during the fieldwork. To generate the distribution map of soil, peatlands and erosion (extent and risk), the project will require thorough data collection, remote sensing analyses and database development which will be carried out by local and overseas experts who have detailed knowledge of, and a track record of delivery in the Falklands.
The information and monitoring tool will be user-friendly and purpose-built to meet the needs of the stakeholders through a feedback loop. The local data management and GIS specialist has a proven record of functional tools for data discovery, dissemination and accessibility.
Chemical laboratory analyses for soil organic carbon, pH, bulk density, Al, Mg, N and high throughput DNA sequencing for microorganisms identification will be carried out in the Falklands and overseas using established standard protocols.