Update: 10.08.2018

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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

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IUSS Bulletin 132IUSS Bulletin 132 (June 2018)

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Internat. Decade of Soils

As one of the outreach activities during the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the IUSS has launched a book series.
These books are not only addressed to soil scientists, but also to academic students of other sciences. These books shall shed light on important soil issues related to other disciplines and global challenges.
The newest book is titled Soils within cities – Global approaches to their sustainable management
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21st World Congress of Soil Science in Rio – IUSS at Booth no 32

IUSS will be represented at booth no 32 in the exhibition hall at this major soil science event to be held 12-17 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

If you are attending the World Congress of Soil Science and you have a few hours available, IUSS is looking for people to help out at our booth.

Simply contact iuss@umweltbundesamt.at with your availability!

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New book of IUSS published

As fourth book of the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the new book “Soil and Sustainable Development Goals” will be presented at the 21st World Congress of Soil Sciences, 12-17 August, in Rio de Janeiro.

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Dear readers of the IUSS Alert,

Some of you may have noticed that you did not receive the IUSS Alert in June. The reason for this is that in line with the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 which came into force on May 25, 2018, the >>Read more


Upcoming Meetings

  • 17. August 2018

    21st World Congress of Soil Science

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Theme “Soils to feed and fuel the world”
    Early registration ends March 31, 2018

    Congress website: http://www.21wcss.org
    Meeting information: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/21wcss_-_meeting_information.pdf


  • 27., 28., 29., 30., 31. August 2018

    Second International Young Scientists Forum on Soil and Water Conservation and ICCE symposium 2018 "Climate Change Impacts on Sediment Dynamics: Measurement, Modelling and Management”

    Moscow, Russia