Update: 08.12.2017

Five tonnes of animal life can live in one hectare of soil.

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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 2017 onwards

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

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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

Workshop website: http://www.azb.lu.lv/eng/

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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