We published our annual newsletter of the current status of the DarkDivNet project for the year 2022! We have 154 study areas from 126 research teams in our records, and from 110 areas we have received data. After a slight delay caused by the global pandemic situation we will now start the DarkDivNet analyses and preparing the first manuscripts. New datasets can continuously be included to manuscripts in preparation. In the newsletter we also announce a DarkDivNet workshop in Tartu from 29 September to 2 October 2022, and give updates on the DarkDivNet add-on studies SOIL-DarkDivNet and SEED-DarkDivNet.