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The European Comission identifies 8 indicators in the soil mission implementation plan:

1. Presence of pollutants, excess nutrients and salts

2. Soil organic carbon (SOC)

3. Soil structure including soil bulk density and absence of soil sealing and erosion

4. Soil biodiversity

5. Soil nutrients and acidity (pH)

6. Vegetation cover

7. Landscape heterogeneity

8. Forest cover

European Commission (2021) EU Missions: A Soil Deal for Europe – Implementation Plan.

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