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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.

Meeting reports 2016-2017

Below are reports of soil science meetings; please notify us when you have a report of a meeting not listed here.

2016

14. February 2016

Symposium: Global Soil Biodiversity: A Common Ground for Sustainability

Washington DC

The International Year of Soils 2015 is coming to an end and it has been an amazing year of soil-related events. With the release of the first Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas planned for early in the new year, the global Soil Biodiversity Initiative proposes to make 2016 the Year of the Atlas! The GSBI will be hosting a launch event in Washington DC on Feb 14, 2016, in combination with a symposium Global Soil Biodiversity: A Common Ground for Sustainability

Information
Contact
AAAS Website

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26. February 2016

Tea Bag Index Workshop Outline 2016

University of Reading, United Kingdom

The Tea Bag Index is a standardised method to measure organic matter decomposition rates in soil. It can be used as reference material in scientific decomposition experiments and for citizen science.
More details of which can be found by following the links below:
Info Teabag Index Decolab
Info Teabag Index
Workshop details
Contact

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02., 03., 04. March 2016

ICD 2016 - First International Conference on Dust

Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran

Submission articles deadline: 2015-10-22
Conference website: http://www.ICD2016.ir
Second announcement: Download

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07., 08., 09., 10. March 2016

Global Ravines Conference

Gwalior, India

Conference website: http://www.grc16.org.in
First circular: Download

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14., 15., 16., 17., 18. March 2016

40th annual conference of Soil Science Society of Nigeria

University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Promoting use of Nigeria’s Soil Resources for Sustainable Ecosystem Services, Climate-Smart Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security
Contact
Website
Programm

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15., 16., 17. March 2016

Intersol 2016 – International Conference-Exhibition on Soils, Sediment and Water

Lille, France

Polluted sites and soils and health risks – Diagnosis and Solutions: how far can we go?
Abstract deadline: November 4, 2015

Event website: http://www.intersol.fr

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02., 03., 04., 05. May 2016

ICASS 2016 - 1st International Conference on Advances in Soil Sciences in 2016

Alexandria, Egypt

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03., 04., 05., 06., 07., 08., 09., 10., 11., 12., 13. May 2016

Spring school on mapping and assessment of soils

Wageningen Campus, 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.
For more information and registration: http://springschool.isric.org

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26., 27., 28. May 2016

Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology

Brno, Czech Republic

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31. May and 01., 02. June 2016

International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use

Budapest, Hungary

Conference website: http://caslu2016.mtafki.hu/

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12., 13., 14., 15., 16. June 2016

IUSS CONFERENCES - Commission 3.2: SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION Commission 3.6: SALT AFFECTED SOILS

Lleida, Spain

Information: Download

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15., 16., 17., 18. June 2016

The 8th International Conference

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Conference website: http://essc2016.conference.ubbcluj.ro/

Deadline for abstract submission is extended to February 15, 2016

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26., 27., 28., 29., 30. June 2016

International Summer School: Advanced methods and new integrated approaches to study soil processes in mountain ecosystems

Alpine Study Centre of Pieve Tesino TN, Italy

Application until February 15, 2016 at http://www.sensfor-cost.eu/
Programme: http://www.iuss.org/files/poster_summer_school.pdf

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27., 28., 29., 30. June and 01. July 2016

7th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping

Århus, Denmark

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27., 28., 29. June 2016

19th Nitrogen Workshop

Skara, Sweden

19th Nitrogen Workshop
We invite you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation at the workshop. For more information, visit our Website

Deadline for abstract submission is Februar 3rd.
Please distribute this information to colleagues and other potential delegates!

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28., 29., 30. June and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06., 07. July 2016

16th International Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016

Flamingo Grand Congress Center, Albena Resort, Bulgaria

Conference website: http://www.sgem.org

Abstract submission deadline – March 25th
Workshop proposals deadline – April 10th

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12., 13., 14., 15., 16., 17., 18., 19. July 2016

XXIII ISPRS Congress

Prague, Czech Republic

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17., 18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23. July 2016

8th International Acid Sulfate Soil Conference

College Park, Maryland, USA

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17., 18., 19., 20., 21., 22. July 2016

Eurosoil 2016

Istanbul, Turkey

Conference website: http://www.eurosoil2016istanbul.org/

Abstract submission is possible till November 15

We will have a symposium entitled ‘Soil Classification – a tool for understanding soil genesis, creating soil maps and deriving soil functions. Experiences with the third edition of WRB (2014) and other soil classification systems’.
Convener: Peter Schad / co-convener: Cezary Kabala

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18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25., 26., 27., 28. July 2016

Edafología aplicada sobre los suelos del tropico mexicano

Yucatán, Campeche, Tabasco y Chiapas in Mexico

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24., 25., 26., 27., 28. July 2016

Enzymes in the Environment: Activity, Ecology and Applications

Bangor, Wales

Information

Early Discount Registration Deadline: April 29

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01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06., 07., 08., 09., 10., 11., 12. August 2016

Course on Soil Mineralogy and Micromorphology 16th Edition

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Conferece website: http://epg.agro.uba.ar

Contact: Prof. Morrás

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15., 16., 17., 18., 19. August 2016

15th International Peat Congress 2016 (IPC 2016)

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Peatlands in Harmony – Agriculture, Industry & Nature

Congress website: http://www.ipc2016.com

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16., 17., 18., 19. August 2016

The 3rd International Conference on Hydropedology

Beijing, China

Conference website: http://hydropedology2016.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

Abstract deadline: March 1st, 2016

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22., 23., 24., 25., 26. August 2016

Sustainable Management of soil and water resources - Issues for natural disasters prevention

Belgrade, Serbia

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22., 23., 24., 25., 26. August 2016

International Colloquium on Soil Zoology (ICSZ)

Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA, Nara City, Japan

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22., 23., 24., 25., 26. August 2016

The XVII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology

Japan

XVII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology (ICSZ), and XIV Internatnial Colloquium on Apterygota (ICA)
Soil zoologists have long been studying taxonomy, evolution, ecology and ecosystem functioning of soil animals. Now there are substantial number of evidences that not only soil microorganisms but also soil animals are major players of supporting vital soil, so considering how to conserve soil animals and hence improve soil quality are urgent needs for sustainable soil management. Already more than 200 abstracts have been submitted to these colloquia by the scientists from 32counties.

IUSS Division 2 (Chair Prof. K. Inubushi, Chiba University) kindly supported the young scientists from developing countries to attend this meeting.

On the last day (26 August), we will have a joint symposium by ICSZ and ICA as a outreach of our recent advancement of soil zoology and Apterygota biology.

Details are available on the web page http://soilzoology.jp/icsz_ica2016/

Contact: 2016nara@soilzoology.jp

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25., 26., 27. August 2016

Agricultural Sciences and Food Technology for Sustainable Productivity and Nutritional Security

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

For more details about the conference registration, abstract submission and for the submission of application towards FSAB and SAB Annual Awards, write your interest with detailed CV to thanga.sabt@gmail.com

On behalf of the conference organizing committee, I invite you and your colleagues to submit an abstract for participation to asft.sabt@gmail.com and application for SAB awards.

Please visit www.sabt.org.in/asft-india/ for further details of the conference.

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27., 28., 29., 30., 31. August and 01., 02., 03., 04. September 2016

35th International Congress of the Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the International Geological Congress Congress (IGC)

Cape Town, South Africa

Congress website: http://www.35igc.org

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended: Monday 29 February at midnight, UTC/GMT +2 hours.
For details and submissions: http://www.35igc.org/Verso/211/Submit-an-Abstract

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28., 29., 30., 31. August and 01. September 2016

6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC

Davos, Switzerland

“Integrative Risk Management – towards resilient cities”

Conference website: http://idrc.info/

Deadline abstract submission: May 16th

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31. August and 02., 03. September 2016

International Scientific Conference „Conserving Soils and Water 2016

Burgas, Bulgaria, Sarafovo district, Atlantis hotel

More information about the Conference is available on the conference Webiste:www.conserving-soils.eu
The programme of the conference is elaborated in such a way, that it gives the possibility of relaxation, amusements and becoming acquainted with the cultural, historical and natural sights of the Black Sea.

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01., 02. September 2016

Interactions of soil biological and soil physical processes

Germany, Braunschweig

The Commission I „Soil Physics and Soil Hydrology“ of the German Soil Science Society and the Commission 2.1 „Soil Physics“ of IUSS will organize a workshop with a focus on the influence of biological, chemical and physical factors on mechanical and hydraulic properties of soil.

Website
Download folder

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05., 06., 07., 08., 09. September 2016

Organic Phosphorus Workshop 2016

Lake District, England

Deadline for abstract submissions: 30th April 2016;
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 31st May 2016.
Workshop website: http://op2016.com

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06., 07., 08. September 2016

Conservation Agriculture Conference 2016

ATKV Drakensville, South Africa

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07., 08. September 2016

Soil, Security and Society - Conference of the British Society of Soil Science/Soil Security Programme (SSP)

University of Reading, Berkshire, UK

Conference website: http://www.soils.org.uk/event/920

Notice: Abstract submission is Monday 4th July 2016

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12., 13. September 2016

International conference on contaminated sites

Bratislava, Slovakia

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14., 15. September 2016

European Mineral Fertilizer Summit

London

Hear industry experts examine the causes and consequences of the changing landscape considering regional demand and possible outcomes that may reshape the market in years to come.
Read more

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16., 18. September 2016

The 26th International Symposium: Soil Forming Factors and Processes from the Temperate Zone

Iași, Romania

Soil science and archaeology: research methods and perspectives
Information

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21., 22., 23. September 2016

1st RemTech Europe - European Conference on remediation markets and technologies

Ferrara, Italy

Conference Website http://www.remtechexpo.com

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26., 27., 28., 29. September 2016

FACEing the future | food production and ecosystems

Giessen, Germany

Please note that online registration is now available and submissions for oral presentations and posters are called for
For more detailed information and to submit an abstract please visit the conference Webpage

Take advantage and register early to avoid the additional late registration charge and at the same time book your accommodation to secure the especially arranged conference rates and room availability.
Read more

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26., 27., 28., 29., 30. September 2016

INSPIRE Conference 2016

Barcelona, Spain

Conference website: http://inspire2016.icgc.cat/

Abstract submission until May 16th!

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28., 29., 30. September 2016

Young Soil Scientist Workshop / Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Ciencias del Suelo

Valdivia, Chile

Workshop website: http://www.cisvo.cl/ejics/

Contact: josedorner@uach.cl

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03., 04., 05., 06., 07. October 2016

PhD-Level Course On Soil-Landscape Modelling

Wageningen, The Netherlands

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05., 06., 07. October 2016

ISHS Symposium 2016 Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science

Potsdam, Germany

Website: http://www.spws2016.atb-potsdam.de
Download Information

Early registration will end at June 30, 2016 – Deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2016.

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06., 07. October 2016

Geosciences 2016 – “Geosciences and Policies: Economy & Culture in a Changing World

Orlando, USA

Conferences Series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend Global Summit on Geosciences. The theme of Geosciences conferences is “Geosciences and Policies: Economy & Culture in a Changing World” which extensively covers all aspects on scientific and technical advances in the field of geosciences and geomatics ranging from the integration of instruments, methodologies and technologies to their use in earth sciences, environmental engineering and other natural sciences. The main objective of the conference is to bring together leading Academicians, Scientists, researchers, graduate students from the field of Geosciences, Geological Sciences, Meteorology, , Atmospheric Sciences, Global warming, Environmental Sciences, GIS & Remote Sensing and others whose interest is to promote Earth Science education at the school, college and unive rsity levels, and among the general public.
Special benefits to IUSS attendees due to a mutual agreement:
- Participation certificates issued to all speakers, students/delegates,
- Special discounts on accommodation,
- Complete registration waive off for all the attendees.

For speaker slots, please contact: geosciences@insightconferences.com
Read more

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17., 18., 19. October 2016

Sustainable Development of Soil and Water Resources in Nile Basin Countries

Cairo

The Arab Republic of Egypt, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology & National Committee of Soil Science Organize this International Conference for Nile Basin Countries.

Programme

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20. October 2016

LANDMARK interactive workshop for EU stakeholders

COPA-COGECA, Rue de Treves 61, Brussels, Belgium

Are you getting what you want from land?
Policy options for competing demands on soil functions
Project website: http://landmark2020.eu/
Invitation letter
Draft agenda

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24., 25., 26., 27., 28. October 2016

XXI Congress of Latin American Soil Science Society

Quito, Ecuador

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24., 25., 26., 27. October 2016

IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania Forest environment under changing climates and societies

Beijing, China

Conference website: http://www.iufro-ao2016.org

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25., 26., 27. October 2016

Soil Improvement and Resource Utilization

Guangzhou Circle Building, Guangzhou, China

Organizer: Guangdong Institute of World Soil Resources
For more information, please check: http://hdxy.cn/yth/yth-en/index.html
Contact: info.giwsr@yahoo.com

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09., 10., 11. November 2016

SOMmic - Microbial Contribution and Impact on Soil Organic Matter, Structure and Genesis

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

Contents and aims:
There is increasing evidence that microbial bio- and necromass are significant parts of SOM, interacting with soil minerals. The control of SOM forming processes via microbial activity and community dynamics in dependence on biodiversity and functional redundancy is largely unknown. Omics technologies and chemical analysis of complex mixtures, multi-isotope approaches and imaging techniques offer new research opportunities. Also latest modelling approaches, e.g. in systems ecology and environmental thermodynamics, open up new vistas to study the outlined topic. We invite presentations on recent findings, methodological challenges, and innovative concepts to the workshop and expect inspiring discussion.
Workshop structure and invited speaker
From Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1 pm until Friday, Nov. 11, 12 am, we will have five sessions and five keynote speakers:
• Significant boundary conditions, micro-habitats and micro-habitat properties, processes of succession, and systems fluctuations – what can we learn from the marine microbial pump concept?
• Who are the relevant actors and drivers and in which micro-habitats or „hot spots“ do they appear?
• Molecular processes and components interacting with SOM and soil minerals – turnover steady state or residual `inert´ material?
• What is the contribution of methods and modelling approaches from systems biology/ecology to understanding SOM in the soil system?
• Modelling approaches for the integration of process components.
Keynote speakers:
Teri Balser, Curtin University, Perth; Markus Kleber, Oregon State University; Joshua P. Schimel, Univ. of Santa Barbara; Mary Firestone, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Claire Chenu, Centre AgroParisTech, Paris/Grignon

Deadline for abstract submission: 31st August
Check information at www.bodenkunde.uni-trier.de (Klick on the button Workshop SOMmic)

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10., 11., 12., 13. November 2016

International Conference on “Integrated Land Use Planning for Smart Agriculture”

Nagpur, India

Conference 2nd circular: Download

Conference website: http://www.icilupsa2016.org

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20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25. November 2016

IUSS InterCongress Meeting 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Congress website: http://www.21wcss.org/ic2016/index.php

Please note: Reduced registration fee until Oct. 20, latest registration until Nov. 15

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27., 28., 29., 30. November and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05. December 2016

15th International Conference on Soil Micromorphology

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City

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28. November 2016

Launch of the Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas & Symposium

French Academy of Agriculture & European Commission, Paris, France

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28., 29., 30. November 2016

African Soil Seminar

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), United Nations Avenue, Nairobi

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01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06., 07. December 2016

IUSS Commission 1.4: Soil Classification Meeting

Bloemfontein, South Africa

Four day pre-congress tour and a three day congress
Website: http://scc16.co.za

   

IUSS Commission 1.4: Soil Classification Meeting Bloemfontein, South Africa

Download   scc16_report_01_iuss.pdf - 127 kB
   
Meeting report

   

IUSS Commission 1.4: Soil Classification Meeting Bloemfontein, South Africa

Download   scc16_report_03_programme.pdf - 226 kB
   
Meeting Programme

   

IUSS Commission 1.4: Soil Classification Meeting Bloemfontein, South Africa

Download   scc16_report_02_field_guide.pdf - 5 MB
   
Field Guide

   

IUSS Commission 1.4: Soil Classification Meeting Bloemfontein, South Africa

Download   scc16_report_04_chavez.pdf - 3 MB
   
Report Biol. Silvia Chávez Castellanos

   

IUSS Commission 1.4: Soil Classification Meeting Bloemfontein, South Africa

Download   scc16_report_05_cruz.pdf - 17 MB
   
Report Carlos Omar Cruz Gaistardo

   

IUSS Commission 1.4: Soil Classification Meeting Bloemfontein, South Africa

Download   scc16_report_06_nikiforova.pdf - 249 kB
   
Report Aleksandra Nikiforova

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05., 06. December 2016

More Science-Society interfaces for a global soil security

Paris

The 2nd Global Soil Security Conference aims to demonstrate that soil, this highly pressurized and crucial resource, is indispensable partner to meet sustainable development goals. The demonstration will be done by linking businesses, practitioners, policymakers and researchers on soil security dimensions through good working practices, business solutions, scientific outcomes and international initiatives that enhance protection and sustainable management of soils.
We invite you to join us to learn from and share your experiences from land management, business, policy and local practice!
Information, registration and submission: https://gssparisen.wordpress.com/

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05. December 2016

Soil Stakeholders\' conference - Save the date

Brussels, Belgium

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05. December 2016

Soils: The Foundation of Life; NAS Soils Workshop

Washington, D.C., USA

On World Soils Day, December 5, 2016, the U.S. National Committee for Soil Sciences convened a workshop on Soils: The Foundation of Life in Washington, DC. The purpose of the workshop was to increase awareness of the complexity of the roles and great importance of soils to national security, food and nutritional security, water quality and renewability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, human health, biological diversity, and more.

This publication highlights the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

Webiste U.S. National Committee for Soils

Proceedings download

 

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08. December 2016

2016 World Soil Day Celebration in Italy

Please download the file or watch the video for more information.

   

2016 World Soil Day Celebration in Italy

Download   world_soil_day_2016_italy_report_.pdf - 413 kB
   

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08. December 2016

Mondial Day of the Soils

Paris, France

2017

25., 26., 27. January 2017

Frontiers of Potassium

Rome, Italy

The International Plant Nutrition Institute is pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming international conference designed to exchange information on how to improve potassium plant nutrition and soil management to better the health of soils, plants, animals, and humans. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship framework is integrated into
the conference structure to keep the discussions anchored to the information needs of farmers and those who provide nutrient management guidance.

Conference website: http://kfrontiers.org

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01. March 2017

2nd International Tea Bag Index Workshop

Vienna, Austria

Participants can submit abstracts to present the work they are carrying out with Tea Bag Index in different locations and ecosystems to two sessions: 1) Global usage of Tea Bag Index session (oral talks) OR to 2) Poster session.
New abstract (250 words) submission deadline: 31.12.2016

Workshop website: https://www.ages.at/service/ages-akademie/programm-detail/kalender/detail/event/2nd_international_tea_bag_index_workshop/

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13., 14., 15., 16., 17. March 2017

Soil Science Society of Nigeria, 41stAnnual Conference on “Land Degradation, Sustainable Soil Management and Food and Nutrition Security”

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria

Abstract submission to sssn.atbu2017@gmail.com closes on 31st December, 2016.
For more information, contact; Local Organizing Committee Secretary, Dr. Hassan A. Muhammad:+2348057749934/+2348038984434, hassanam2002@gmail.com, sssn.atbu2017@gmail.com

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14., 15., 16. March 2017

Intersol 2017

Lyon, France

“The Europe of Pollutet Sites and Soils – Blockages & Successes”
Registration: 15% discount for all registration done before 20 January 2017.
Conference Website: http://www.intersol.fr/

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20., 21., 22. March 2017

Soil erosion modelling workshop

Ispra, Italy

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21., 22., 23. March 2017

GSOC17 – Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon

Rome, Italy

Symposium website: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/soil-organic-carbon-symposium/en/

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2017!

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30., 31. March 2017

17th Annual Conference of Ethiopian Society of Soil Science (ESSS)

Addis Ababa, Ethopia

Theme: Unlocking the potential of Ethiopian soils for achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Deadline for abstract submission: 31st January 2017

Conference poster: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/esss_revisedposter_2017.pdf

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03., 04. April 2017

Meeting of the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD)

University of Barcelona (Spain)

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23., 24., 25., 26., 27., 28. April 2017

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

Vienna, Austria

Conference website: http://www.egu2017.eu/
Abstract submission: 20 Oct 2016–11 Jan 2017

Recommended sessions:
SSS1.8 The contribution of the Soil Science Societies to scientific knowledge, education and sustainability [download]
SSS4.10 The Role of Soil Enzymes in Biogeochemical Cycling of Terrestrial Ecosystems [download]
SSS6.2/BG9.11 Soil organic matter turnover: from molecules to ecosystems and back again [download]

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10., 11., 12. May 2017

European Soil Partnership Plenary meeting

Rome, Italy

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14., 15., 16., 17., 18. May 2017

ISSPA2017 - 15th International Symposium Soil and Plant Analysis

Nanjing, China

The roles of soil, plant, water and waste analyses in food security and environmental quality

Symposium website: http://isspa2017.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

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22., 23., 24., 25., 26., 27. May 2017

IX International Congress - SUITMA - Urbanisation: A challenge and an opportunity for soil functions and ecosystem services, SUITMA-9

Moscow, Russia

Congress website: http://www.suitma-russia.com

Information letter: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/information_letter_-1.pdf

Deadline for abstract submission prolonged until 1 February 2017

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26., 27., 28., 29., 30. May 2017

Ecosystems, Engineering, Valuation, and Practice – The Roles of Freshwater Mollusks in a Changing Environment

Cleveland Downtown Marriott at Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio

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29., 30., 31. May and 01. June 2017

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality Effect of Agriculture on the Environment

The Hague, The Netherlands

LuWQ2017 is an international and interdisciplinary conference on the cutting edge of science, management and policy to minimise effects of agriculture and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters.
Conference Website: http://www.luwq2017.nl/

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29., 30., 31. May and 01. June 2017

Humic Substances in Ecosystems (HSE11)

Wrocław/Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Conference website: http://www.org.up.wroc.pl/ptsh/HSE11.htm
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: January 31, 2017. Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: March 1, 2017.

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12., 13., 14., 15., 16. June 2017

1st World Conference on Soil and Water Conservation under Global Change (CONSOWA)

Lleida, Spain

Sustainable Life on Earth through Soil and Water Conservation
Conference website: http://www.consowalleida2017.com/

1st Announcement: http://www.iuss.org/files/1st_announcement_consowa_lleida_2017.pdf
2nd Announcement: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/news_consowa__15_november_2016_-corrected.pdf
Announcement March 2017: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/news_consowa_march_2017-c.pdf

New deadline for extended abstract submission: 15 April 2017
New deadline for poster submission: 30 April 2017

Conference report (Ildefonso Pla Sentís): http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/final_report_and_conclusions_consowa_2017__deffinitive_.pdf

 

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19., 20., 21. June 2017

3rd International Scientific Conference on "Sustainability challenges in agroecosystems"

Osijek, Croatia

Submission of abstracts until 1st April, 2017
Conference website: http://www.hdpot.hr
2nd announcement: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/crostro_2017_second_announcement.pdf

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20., 21., 22., 23. June 2017

Second Global Workshop on Digital Soil Morphometrics

The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

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26., 27., 28., 29., 30. June and 01. July 2017

25th anniversary of Pedometrics

Wageningen, The Netherlands

 

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26., 27., 28., 29., 30. June 2017

AquaConsoil 2017

Lyon, France

Conference website: http://www.aquaconsoil.org/
Call for abstracts: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/call_a3_31082016.pdf
Deadline for abstract submission: Wednesday, 30th November 2016

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26., 27., 28., 29., 30. June 2017

Regional Training on Digital Soil Organic Carbon Mapping

INIFAP Aguascalientes, Mexico

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04., 05., 06. July 2017

​GlobalSoilMap 2017 International Conference -

Moscow, Russia

Conference website: http://globalsoilmap2017.ru/en/Home

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts – ​December 31, ​2016
Deadline for Early Bird Registration – ​April 15, 2017

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15., 16., 17., 18., 19. July 2017

GeoMEast International Conference

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology
E-Mail: info@ssige.org ; geomeast@gmail.com

Conference website: http://www.GeoMEast2017.org (forthcoming)

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15., 16., 17., 18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25., 26., 27., 28., 29., 30., 31. July and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06., 07. August 2017

Soil-ecological summer school in Siberia - Land use opportunities across climatic zones on the edge of human influence

Siberia, Russia

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17., 18., 19., 20., 21. July 2017

UniNuoro 2017 Summer School on CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND DEGRADATION NEUTRALITY: MODELLING TOOLS AND INTEGRATED APPROACHES

UniNuoro in Nuoro (Sardinia), Italy

On behalf of the University of Sassari, we are pleased to invite you to attend UniNuoro’s 2017 Summer School on “CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND DEGRADATION NEUTRALITY: MODELLING TOOLS AND INTEGRATED APPROACHES.” The Summer School will be held at the UniNuoro in Nuoro (Sardinia), Italy

The School is targeted to graduates, doctoral and post-doctoral students in environmental disciplines, agronomy, soil science, applied biology, natural resource management, landscape planning, environmental sciences from all over the world.

All the information pertaining to the Summer School are available in the attached file and on our website www.uninuoro.it/summerschool and Facebook https://it-it.facebook.com/Uninuoro2016/

The Application Form (see page 8 in the attached file) must be sent to segreteriadidattica@uninuoro.it and ssscc2017@gmail.com

The Deadline for applying to the Summer School is June 30, 2017.

>>Flyer

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21. July 2017

ESSC International Workshop on “Soil Classification: a powerful tool for planning Soil Conservation”

Riga, Latvia

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22., 23., 24., 25., 26., 27. July 2017

International WRB Soil Classification Field Workshop

Riga/Latvia to Tallinn/Estonia

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01., 02., 03., 04. August 2017

7th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture

Rosario - Santa Fe, Argentina

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01., 02., 03., 04. August 2017

25th Annual Aapresid Congress & 7th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture (7WCCA)

Centro Metropolitano de Convenciones of Rosario

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10. August 2017

Webinar: Urban Soil Mapping through the NCSS

This webinar is a panel presentation on recent NCSS mapping efforts in big cities. You’ll hear how some employees have overcome the challenges of mapping in urban areas as well as the career opportunities they have had as a result of these mapping efforts.
Read more about the webinar

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20., 21., 22., 23., 24. August 2017

OrgaTrop 2017 - International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics

Gajah Mada University, Yogayakarta, Indonesia

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20., 21., 22., 23., 24., 25. August 2017

International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture

Portland, Oregon, USA

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21., 22., 23., 24., 25. August 2017

7th International Conference on Cryopedology - "Cryosols in Perspective: A View from the Permafrost Heartland"

Yakutsk, Russia

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: May 15, 2017.

Conference website: http://www.cryosols.org

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27., 28., 29., 30., 31. August 2017

Wageningen Soil Conference: Soil science in a changing world

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Preliminary Programme: download

Website: http://www.wur.eu/wageningensoilconference

Deadline Registration and payment Authors: July, 3rd

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03., 04., 05., 06., 07. September 2017

6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden (United Kingdom)

“Healthy soils for sustainable agriculture: the role of SOM
Conference website: www.som2017.org

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11., 12., 13. September 2017

Degradation and Revitalisation of Soil and Landscape

Olomouc, Czech Republic

9. and 10. September pre-conference tours

Conference Website: http://ekologie.upol.cz/v4conference

Deadline for abstract submission: 29.5.2017
Registration deadline: 29.5.2017

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11., 12., 13., 14., 15. September 2017

WMESS 2017 - World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium

Prague, Czech Republic

Website: http://www.mess-earth.org/

Deadline for abstract submission: July 15th, 2017

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14., 15. September 2017

VIII International Scientific Conference - TOXIC SUBSTANCES IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Krakow, Poland

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19., 20., 21., 22. September 2017

125 Years of IUFRO - Anniversary Congress:Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Extended Deadline Call for Session Proposals: June 30, 2016
Deadline for Call for Abstracts: September 1, 2016
Read more at http://iufro2017.com/

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25., 26., 27., 28., 29., 30. September and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06. October 2017

2nd Intensive Training Course on Soil Micromorphology

Centre de Formació Contínua UdL, Campus de Cappont, Lleida, Spain

Period of matriculation ends on September 17, 2017
Website: http://www.cfc.udl.cat/fc/curso/1751

15., 16., 17., 18., 19., 20., 21. October 2017

2nd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference

Nanjing, China

Conference website: http://gsbiconference.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

Abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2017

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15., 16., 17., 18., 19., 20. October 2017

IsoCycles 2017

Conference Centre Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

The improvement of analytical techniques and the substantial increase in the number of laboratories with the instrumentation required to perform isotopic measurements have boosted the number of studies using stable isotopes.

Stable isotopes of C, N, and S, and recently of O bound to P in phosphate, are powerful tools to trace sources, track transfers, and understand abiotic and biological processes and transformations of nutrients in the environment. However, although the biogeochemical cycles of individual nutrients are closely coupled, only a limited number of studies has attempted to combine stable isotope analyses of multiple nutrient elements.

This combination of stable isotope analyses offers new opportunities to better understand the drivers and consequences of changes in nutrient stoichiometry across ecosystems. Advancing a coupled stable isotope research agenda in the important area of nutrient biogeochemistry is the opportunity we seek to exploit through the proposed conference.

Submission of abstracts is open till July, 15th
Website

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18., 19., 20. October 2017

BioMicroWorld2017 - VII International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology

Madrid, Spain

Conference website: http://biomicroworld2017.org/

27 June: abstract submission (for oral presentation)
20 July: abstract submission (for poster and virtual presentation)

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20., 21., 22. October 2017

Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

Tampa (Florida, USA)

Deadlines: May 9 – Early Abstract Deadline, May 23 – Final Abstract Deadline

Website: https://www.acsmeetings.org/home

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24., 25., 26., 27., 28. October 2017

7th International conference on Silicon in Agriculture

Bangalore, India

The major theme of the conference is SILICON SOLUTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.

Conference website: http://www.silicon2017.com

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06., 07., 08., 09. November 2017

Archaeological Soil Micromorphology Training and Workshop 2017

University College London, Institute of Archaeology

Confirmation of this year’s Training Week and Workshop dates.
Training: 6th-9th November
Practice Days and Workshop: 10th-11th November
Contact: R. MacPhail

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22., 23., 24. November 2017

ICERAP 2017 - International Conference on Ecosystem Resilience and Agricultural Productivity

Kampala, Uganda

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 July 2017
Information Brochure
Conference Website: https://capsnac.mak.ac.ug/conference2017

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29., 30. November 2017

Urban Soils Symposium

The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY​

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04., 05., 06., 07. December 2017

Asia-EC JRC Joint Conference 2017 on “All That Soil Erosion: the Global Task to Conserve Our Soil Resources”

Seoul (South Korea)

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04., 05., 06. December 2017

WORLD SOIL DAY 2017 – Land, Soils and Science

IBGE Brussels, Belgium

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05. December 2017

UK '4 per mil' Debate with BSSS 2017 annual conference

London, United Kingdom

Call for posters open until Monday 23rd October
Website: http://www.soils.org.uk/event/1174

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05. December 2017

Edit-a-thon for World Soil Day

Orchard Commons Study Lounge, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Improvement of the information about soils on Wikipedia

Online meeting access: https://is.gd/Soilday

Poster: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/world_soil_day_edit-a-thon_poster_dec0517.pdf

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12., 13., 14., 15. December 2017

The 13th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies (ESAFS): “Soil Quality for Food Security and Healthy Life”

Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

Abstract submission deadline: 20 October 2017
Website: http://www.esafs2017.com
Flyer: http://www.iuss.org/files/leaflet_of_esafs_2017_02.pdf

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12., 13. December 2017

Workshop involving coastal soils and the Mediterranean

Marseille, France