Research & Education

We at Cambisol believe that scientific research is fundamentally important in the search for long-term solutions for environmental problems.

Synergy between research and practical application can offer a response to the urgent challenges we find in society.

We are very much open towards scientific collaborations to enable this potential. So far, we built a strong portfolio with expert research groups at universities and intitutions around the world. We also engaged in practical training & teaching activities to disseminate scientific outcomes to relevant stakeholders such as students, practitioners, or companies.

Below we provide an impression of our Research & Education activities.

Scientific collaborations

Through involvement in numerous research projects we aim to connect scientists, decision makers and farmers in tackling environmental challenges. By being the bridge, our goal is to disseminate scientific-quality insights among practitioners able to make a difference.

Some of the key scientific partners we proudly collaborated with are:


Together with this leading university in Environmental Sciences, we work together on several projects with the Soil Physics and Land Management Group led by prof. Coen Ritsema.


We frequently work with the Earth Surface Processes & Society team led by prof. Paolo Tarolli of the University of Padova, having an established expertise in soil erosion, sustainable farming, and remote sensing.


As key player in agricultural research, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute has proved to be a valuable partner on sustainable farming and soil management.

"I decided to bring Cambisol as a qualified partner to achieve some research experiments with my research group Earth Surface Processes and Society; the result was the publication of two scientific articles in international scientific journals. This undoubtedly is a relevant value of Cambisol's portfolio. Therefore, I strongly recommend Cambisol for those who want to reach a high standard in their projects."


-- Principal Investigator in several research collaborations with Cambisol since 2018
[LinkedIN recommendation]

We welcome future research collaborations, for example (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Soil & water conservation

  • Landscape restoration and regreening

  • Mapping and 3D modelling

  • Sustainable agriculture and innovation

  • Social entrepeneurship

HIGHLIGHTED | a sneak peek into one of our studies...

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Teaching & Training

Teun has been educating on various occasions since 2017 and enjoys to teach others to make them enthusiastic about topics related to soil, landscape restoration and erosion. When it comes to teaching, we believe it is often not about what, but about how the message is delivered. It is not just about the exact content, but also about facilitating the right place, atmosphere, and tools to train.

We are passionate about sharing our own knowledge and skills in various forms. Whether through hands-on trainings, academic seminars, teaching individuals or groups, or dissemination of project outcomes; our approach is tailored to be captivating for the audience.

  • Research and education activities by Cambisol, including scientific studies, seminars, training and student supervision

  • Cambisol has an active research collaboration with the University of Padova in Italy

Sustainable Development Goals

how does our Research & Education contribute to a sustainable future?

  • We aim to disseminate relevant knowledge, whether it is to farmers, students or practitioners. Quality education to us means translating scientific-level information into practical knowledge.

  • Living landscapes are the core of our research and education activities. Whether in restoration plans for natural landscapes, or finding a sustainable balance in agricultural environments, life on land is our passion.

  • We care about the planet and finding balance in all of its ecosystems. Food production and natural landscapes can both flourish with sustainable agricultural practices. This noble goal is an important motivator for our research.


Practical experience can strongly boost your career prospects. Starting a professional career after years of higher education can be tough, as the most interesting jobs often require working experience. The Cambischolars traineeship task force is designed to gain relevant experience, alongside 2 other trainees with similar interests. You can expect to be fully emerged in our daily reality, working on practical projects and getting a good look behind the scenes of our young consultancy start-up Cambisol.

Do you want to accelerate your working experience and kickstart your career? Reach out with a short CV and your personal motivation to (application closes 31 May 2024).

  • Who? We are looking for dedicated students/graduates with a clear vision and a strong drive. To find the best match with your own qualities, check out the posters below for different positions!
  • When? August - December 2024 (period could be flexible upon request)
  • Where? Some traineeships are focussed on the Netherlands, others abroad... but we'll be together with the entire Cambischolars team in hybrid sessions weekly.
Cambischolar position 2024:

All-round media genius
for an European audio-visual production

Cambischolar position 2024:

Map geek & go-getter
for exploring innovation in the Caribbean

Cambischolar position 2024:

Tech-savvy lover of drones and farming
for a precision agriculture initiative in Limburg


2023 Cambischolars ('the originals')

After years of individual student supervision, in 2023 we decided to take traineeships to the next level by kicking off the Cambischolars programme.

We decided to create 2-3 'trainee profiles' and spread the word. We couldn't have antipicated what happened next!

After 50+ applications we ended up with 3 outstanding Cambischolars, who's teamwork could make an established team of seniors jealous. Together they planned, executed and processed countless drone pictures - performed advanced GIS analysis and attractive mapping - and brought to the team their own valuable skillsets ranging from performing farm economics to creating a project Van. These three pioneers set the bar high for future candidates!

Claudia van de Zande, the figure skating miracle from the low polders in West-Friesland, enjoy Costa Rica and all the good luck at your future employer!

Tycho de Raaij, our Deep Digger, thanks for your passion and energy, keep up your digging qualities!

Tim Janssen, our go-getter, same to you, the PHITO dream is many steps closer now, best of luck at your new employer too.

It was a pleasure to work with you. Many hours of brainbreezing, writing, mapping, dreaming. Yes, with the goal to train you and to give you a peek in our work, but it was rewarding for us too, so much extra energy.

"No other company will provide you with such an in-depth perspective of what it means to run your own company. I can't thank Teun and Anton enough for their time and energy in teaching me whatever I wanted to learn."


-- Cambischolar 2023
[LinkedIN recommendation]


Intern of the year: Lan Remeta

Our latest trainee Lan is a man on a mission... continue reading to find out more! 🕵️‍♂️

"Hello, my name is Lan Remeta a 23-year-old student from Slovenia. I have recently graduated in Bsc Land and Water Management from Wageningen University and Research. As much as I am excited to continue my studies, I first wanted to take a break and enjoy life for a bit. Apparently, enjoying life means immediately starting an internship with Cambisol.

I have joined Cambisol, for my love of map making, nature conservation and interest in entrepreneurship. I was inspired by what they were doing and how they were doing it. The slogan “work like livaholics” resonated with me, as I think healthy work-life balance is of great importance. The fact that we don’t have an office allows us to work from wherever we want, be mobile and creative in finding our workspace and inspiration. Finally, the freedom to be your own boss and do whatever interests and inspires you is what attracted me the most. With Cambisol, I am not only learning and developing my academic skills, but I am mostly setting an example for myself on how I want to work in the future."

"From the beginning I have picked up an idea that Teun and Anton had about creating a new innovative drone-mapping service within Cambisol: MapMyVineyard"

"In setting up MapMyVineyard I have learned everything from creating a business model and a financial plan, to marketing and communication. I have designed and created my first webpage, flew a drone for the first time and created impressive high-resolution maps of an actual study site. To achieve this, it took a lot of creativity, motivation, and self-discipline. I was definitely impressed by the amount of creative freedom I had, but at the same time Teun and Anton were always there to guide me.  Moreover, working with them felt professional, but also relaxed. I never felt just like an intern, but rather a colleague, whose opinions matter. That is what I really appreciated!

In the coming months, my baby MapMyVineyard will grow from an idea to an actual service provided by Cambisol. As any proud father, it is hard for me to say goodbye and luckily, I won’t have to. With this, I am proudly announcing, that next to my studies I will continue to work on MapMyVineyard in the coming years and I can’t wait to see where all this is going!"

Keep an eye on the MapMyVineyard Instagram for regular updates!

Giacomo "polyhedric artist" Pavanello

MSc Giacomo Pavanello from the University of Padova (Italy) has been reinforcing us as a researcher, intern, and a true polyhedric artist! 👨🏻‍🎨

"The internship in Cambisol has been a 360 degrees life experience. Moving to another country, adapting to a different culture, weather and diet, finding a stable place where to live, building new relationships. These are all side-experiences that one needs to take into account when approaching a new job experience abroad and that are an integrating part of it that can teach an equal amount of lessons.

But most of all, diving into a young startup reality and being able to follow all the steps of an innovative and explorative study in the realms of Precision Agriculture and remote sensing, is what brought me in Cambisol. “Mapping from A to Z”, (this is the way I like to call my internship project) involved the design and performance of a data collection campaign, the production of yield maps aimed at picturing the spatial yield variability across the orchard, the collection of drone images used to calculate multispectral vegetation indexes along with small-scale topography maps and the statistical analysis of spatial data.

Easier said than done, they say. All these steps required careful planning, constant studying, a ready-to-learn approach, but also failure acceptance and hard work to succeed. All of this would never have been possible without a supportive work environment created by two young entrepreneurs always ready to help and to involve you in amazing extra-work experiences across the Netherlands."


"the flying Italian" Eugenio Straffelini

"Some say that when you finish your final year at university, a thousand questions about the future can arise. What would I really like to do in my career? Well, if I have figured it out, it's thanks to Cambisol."


-- intern at Cambisol in 2018
[LinkedIN recommendation]


Eugenio Straffelini, MSc in Forestry Sciences and Land Protection from the University of Padova (Italy), completed a postgraduate internship at Cambisol, becoming now one of our collaborators. Below he tells us about his experience!

"My name is Eugenio Straffelini and I come from Riva del Garda, a little town in the North of Italy. Some months ago I graduated in Forestry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Padova, working on a thesis about the use of a drone for remote sensing of the Earth surface and analyzing the processes on it. Thanks to that, I realized that the combination between technology and environment was exactly what I am looking for my dream-job, pushing me to improve my skills finding a professional experience abroad.

And right here, thanks to Professor Paolo Tarolli from the University of Padova, in November 2018 I flew to the Netherlands for a great experience: accompanying Teun Vogel in the adventure at Cambisol, a start-up full of nice ideas and professional skills. Besides business and work, we did a lot of activities like spending time in different parts of this beautiful country and enjoying nights with biljart and good food. Last weekend, I only ate frikadel speciaal, bitterballen and kroketten, very nice. And we enjoyed Zeeuwse Mosselen and much more.

We worked in a team on different captivating projects, exploring the use of drone to build high resolution models of the surface in an efficient way, identify potential problems and propose solutions. All of this in a GIS environment, trying to obtain scientifically provenmaps but also attractive from a functional and aesthetic point of view. As a start, a very interesting job was the drone survey of a golf area in Den Haag, where some bunkers are affected by collapse problems due to erosion produced by heavy rain. Here we flew the drone for surveying the Green, built the 3D maps and analysed it for studying the hydrological processes."