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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.

IUSS Special Alert Presidential Elections 2016 128-1 (March 2016)

IUSS Presidential elections 2016

The election of the next President of the IUSS is due this year.
The appointment of the President represents a total of six years commitment to the Union by serving two years each as President-Elect (2017/18), President (2019/20) and Past-President (2021/22).

The Standing Committee on Presidential Elections has defined the respective procedure and the Guidelines:
See IUSS Website

Nominations should be made by two accomplished, highly-respected senior soil scientists, ideally from two different countries.
Full Nomination documentation should be submitted by 31st May, 2016 electronically to Roger Swift (Email).
A copy should also be sent to the General Secretary (Email).
Later submissions will not be considered.

The Shortlist of Candidates prepared by the Presidential Election Committee shall be voted on by the Council (1 vote per National Member in good financial standing in IUSS) by the end of August 2016.
Results of the election will be announced to members by email and on the IUSS website.
Full documentation is available on the IUSS website.
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