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Connecting People to Soil Carbon Data.

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Providing farmers, scientists, and innovators with field data

Soil carbon data is critical to understanding greenhouse gas cycling and agricultural outcomes. Land management can build soil carbon, but we do not yet know precisely how much, and where. Reliable measurements will allow us to validate soil carbon storage in agriculture. Field data increases accuracy. Models create scalable efficiency. TSIP uses both. TSIP is a neutral, science-led nonprofit founded in the public interest.

The Soil Inventory Project’s (TSIP) key objectives include:

Building a decentralized, national soil carbon inventory.

A mobile app and field kit provide quick sample design and soil sampling tools. We link location and results.

Supporting farmers and agriculturists.

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Data is accessible and can be used to inform management.

Sharing soil carbon information securely with transparency.

Data enables landscape analysis. We determine regional baselines. Information links management practices to outcomes.

Everyone should be able to know how much carbon is in their ground, what that means, and how it changes over time.

The Soil Inventory Project (TSIP) is building an affordable, decentralized measurement system that combines the accuracy of field data with the scalability of geospatial models. It will be accessible to everyone.

Leadership

Al Gore

Al Gore

Senior Advisor

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis.

Kris Covey

Kristofer Covey

Co-Founder & President 

Field operations, data acquisition & sampling design

Kris Covey is a forester by training and interested in understanding terrestrial ecosystems and their role in climate and life. He’s an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Skidmore College​

Bruno Basso

Bruno Basso

Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer

Large-scale modeling, data management & interpolation

Bruno Basso is an agro-ecosystem scientist and University Foundation Professor in Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University. ​

Sonali Lamba

Sonali Lamba

Executive Director

Program coordination & leadership​

Sonali Lamba brings her experience scaling organizations and teams to TSIP. She oversees fundraising, technology development and partnerships. She is also an adjust lecturer in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. ​

Juliana Hanle

Juliana Hanle​

Program Manager

Landowner outreach & data acquisition

Jo holds a Master of Forestry from the Yale School of the Environment and was a Fulbright research grantee. ​

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