Update: 20.02.2019

In a handful of fertile soil, there are more individual organisms than the total number of human beings that have ever existed.

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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.

Meetings & Events

Complete list of upcoming meetings and events:

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  • 25., 26., 27., 28. February and 01. March 2019

    International Scientific Conference “XXII Dokuchaev Conference for Young Scientists” Soil as the System of Functional Connections in Nature

    Saint-Petersburg, Russia

    Deadline for application for participation as a speaker: October 31, 2018
    Abstracts should be uploaded before December 20, 2018
    Information: https://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/info-pismo_no_1_2019_en_2.pdf
    Website: http://www.dokuchaevskie.ru/?lang=en

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  • 12., 13., 14., 15., 16. March 2019

    Joint workshop for Digital Soil Mapping and GlobalSoilMap

    University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

    Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2019

    Workshop Website: https://sites.google.com/view/mapsoil2019/home

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  • 26., 27., 28. March 2019

    Intersoil 2019 - International Conference on Soil, Sediments and Water

    Lille, France

    Polluted soil and brownfields: Risks and opportunities for a new economy
    Call for papers open until October 18, 2018
    Website: https://www.intersol.fr/

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  • 05. April 2019

    Brownfield Redevelopment in the EU

    Brussels , Belgium

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  • 07., 08., 09., 10., 11., 12. April 2019

    EGU General Assembly 2019

    Vienna, Austria

    Abstract submission: 22 October 2018–10 January 2019
    Website: https://www.egu2019.eu/

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  • 11., 12. April 2019

    International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology

    Nancy, France

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  • 15., 16., 17. April 2019

    Brazilian Critical Zone Symposium (BCZS) - Integrating environmental science

    Piracicaba, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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  • 16., 17., 18. April 2019

    Soil Science Conference of Malaysia (SOILS 2019)

    Hotel Equatorial Melaka, Malaysia

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  • 15., 16., 17. May 2019

    Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19)

    FAO HQ in Rome, Italy

    Deadline for abstract submission: 10 March 2019
    Read more: http://newsletters.fao.org/q/16voXLxAocG/wv

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  • 20., 21., 22., 23., 24. May 2019

    AquaConSoil 2019 - Sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources

    Antwerp, Belgium

    Deadline for abstract submission: Dec. 07, 2018
    Website: http://www.aquaconsoil.org/

    Call for abstract: https://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/call_acs2019_a3_15112018_extdeadline.pdf

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  • 20., 21., 22., 23., 24. May 2019

    Spring school on mapping and assessment of soils

    Wageningen Campus, the Netherlands

    ISRIC – World Soil Information will organise a Spring School on digital soil mapping, classification and assessment for soil and environmental scientists, students, soil experts and professionals in natural resources management. The spring school will take place at the Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands and will consist of two five-day courses that are run in parallel.

    Website: http://www.isric.org/utilise/capacity-building/springschool

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  • 26., 27., 29., 30. May and 28. August 2019

    BAGECO 15 - 15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2019 (see link)

    Symposium Website: https://www.bageco.org/

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  • 28., 29., 30., 31. May 2019

    Biennial Meeting of the Soil Ecology Society

    Toledo, Ohio, USA

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  • 03., 04., 05., 06. June 2019

    LuWQ2019 -- 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY - Agriculture and the Environment

    Aarhus, Denmark

    Conference website: http://www.luwq2019.dk
    Deadline abstract submission: 15 October 2018
    Download conference flyer: http://www.luwq2019.dk/upload/LuWQ2019_Flyer_A4page_4pages_03-05-2018_web.pdf

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  • 16., 17., 18., 19., 20., 21. June 2019

    SUITMA 10 – Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas

    Seoul, Korea

    Theme: SUITMA +20

    Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2019
    Website: http://www.suitma10.org

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  • 16., 17., 18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25., 26., 27., 28., 29. June 2019

    10th Annual Summer Soil Institute

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

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  • 17., 18., 19. June 2019

    International Conference on 'Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality (Future Perspective)' Ankara, Turkey

    Ankara, Turkey

    Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2019

    Congress website: https://soil2019.gidatarim.edu.tr/tr

    Read more at the website of
    SSST, http://www.toprak.org.tr/en/
    ÇEM, http://www.cem.gov.tr/erozyon/MainPage.aspx?sflang=en

    First Announcement: https://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/first-announcement-soil.pdf

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  • 23., 24., 25., 26., 27., 28. June 2019

    ISMOM 2019 - 8th International Symposium on Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms

    Seville, Spain

    “Understanding Soil Interfacial Reactions for Sustainable Soil Management and Climatic Change Mitigation”

    Deadline for abstract submission: 1st February 2019
    Website: https://www.ismom2019.org/
    Symposium Flyer: https://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/flyer_final-7-2018.pdf

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  • 30. June and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05. July 2019

    WRB Summer 2019

    Toruń, Poland

    Early-bird fee payment deadline: March 1, 2019
    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/summerwrb/home

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  • 01., 02., 03., 04., 05. July 2019

    Euroclay meeting of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA)

    Paris, France

    Proposals should be submitted by e-mail (euroclay2019@sciencesconf.org) ) by January 31st, 2018
    Conference website: http://euroclay2019.sciencesconf.org
    Conference Flyer: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/flyer_euroclay.pdf

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  • 07., 08., 09., 10., 11. July 2019

    5th international Rhizosphere conference - Rhizosphere 5

    Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

    Conference Website: http://www.rhizo5.org

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  • 09., 10., 11., 12. July 2019

    9th PEDOFRACT Conference - Advances in Soil Scaling: Theories, Techniques and Application

    Barco de Ávila, Spain

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  • 27., 28., 29., 30. August 2019

    Wageningen Soil Conference 2019 - Understanding soil functions

    Wageningen, the Netherlands

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  • 02., 03., 04., 05., 06., 07. September 2019

    30th Congress of Soil Science Society of Poland Soil – Source of Life

    Lublin, Poland

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  • 02., 03., 04. September 2019

    International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology (WASM)

    Basel, Switzerland

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  • 10., 11., 12., 13. September 2019

    Saline Futures Conference - Addressing Climate Change and Food Security

    Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

    Deadline for abstracts and sessions: 15 February 2019

    Conference website: https://www.waddenacademie.nl/nl/salinefutures/

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  • 26., 27., 28. September 2019

    9th International Congress of ESSC: Soil's Contribution to People: from Food to Life Supporting Services

    Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

    Deadline of abstract submission: May 31, 2019
    Congress Website: http://9essc.ubt.edu.al/

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  • 29., 30. September and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05. October 2019

    25th World Congress of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations)

    Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

    The Congress will be a great opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge on technological innovations, as well as to stay up to date on the latest research findings and trends for the future of forestry and forest research in all areas of the world.

    Deadline for Abstracts: 10 January, 2019

    Congress website: http://iufro2019.com/

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  • 07., 08., 09., 10., 11. October 2019

    XII Latinoamerican Soil Science Congress - Diversidad Productiva: pilar del manejo sostenible de los suelos

    Montevideo, Uruguay

    Abstract submission until February 28, 2019

    Congress website: http://clacs.org/

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  • 03., 04., 05., 06., 07. November 2019

    14th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies (ESAFS) 2019 Smart Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture

    Taipei, Taiwan, China

    Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 30, 2019
    Conference website: http://esafs2019.cssfs.org.tw/

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  • 24., 25., 26., 27., 28. August 2020

    Eurosoil 2020, Connecting people and soil

    Geneva, Switzerland

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