Delphine de Brogniez

European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, ITALY


Co-author to the SCOPE Rapid Assessment Project on the Benefits of Soil Carbon



Delphine de Brogniez graduated in Agricultural Engineering (MSc in Environmental Sciences and Technologies) from Gembloux Agricultural University (Belgium) in September 2010.

She simultaneously graduated from Cranfield University (United Kingdom) where she completed an MSc in Land Management with Soil Management specialization. She studied at Cranfield within the framework of a double-degree program.
In December 2010, she joined the SOIL action of the Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy) of the European Commission as a trainee, for a period of one year. She coordinated a meeting on "Monitoring, reporting and verification systems for carbon in soils and vegetation in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries" that was held in Brussels (DG JRC) in January 2011. During her traineeship, Delphine also worked on the up-date of the LUCAS-soil database (as analysis were coming from the lab) and on the merging with the LUCAS (general survey) land use and land cover observations.

In November 2011, she obtained a 3-years grant from JRC to carry out a PhD research project on "The Development of Innovative Systems for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Soil Organic Carbon in Europe". Her work is supervised by Pr. Bas van Wesemael (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) and co-supervised by Dr. Antoine Stevens (UCL, Belgium) and Dr. Robert Jones (University of Cranfield, UK). She is currently working on the establishment of a map of topsoil organic carbon content in Europe, using the LUCAS database carbon measurements. Besides her PhD research, she is involved in the integration of Iceland to LUCAS soil survey.