Facilities & Tools
Much of the research we perform for our clients and funders is dependent on state-of-the-art research facilities. Our in-house laboratories and our field research locations are open for use by third parties, with various conditions of use. Visual representation of data through maps is a powerful tool to enable decision making in governmental policies and in the private sector. We host a large number of national datasets such as satellite-based vegetation maps, land use maps and geomorphological maps. Also on this page, you can navigate tools, software and models that may help you implement your ideas and projects with or without the help of our experts.
Maps, geodata and geosoftware
- GeoDesk The GeoDesk is the place to go for students and employees of Wageningen University & Research with questions and activities related to geo-data and geo-software.
- The Land Use Database of the Netherlands (LGN database) The LGN database maps the entire country and is based on satellite imagery and additional data.
- Dutch Soil Information System (SIS) The Dutch Soil Information System (SIS) provides governmental bodies and companies with access to Dutch soil data and with scenarios for sustainable soil and groundwater use.
Software, models and databases
Wageningen Environmental Research develops a variety of models, for example to test the suitability of a habitat for flora or fauna or with which to make harvest forecasts on the basis of meteorological and climate data.
- World Food Studies (WOFOST)
- Syntaxonomic Biological System Netherlands (SynBioSys)
- Dutch Hydrological Instrumentarium (NHI)