Update: 27.04.2015

There are over 100,000 different types of soil in the world.

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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 Bulletins

IUSS Bulletin 125IUSS Bulletin 125 (Nov 2014)
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IYS Soil message

by the Italian Society of Soil Science (SISS)

Modern humans rarely reflects on the fact that both the well-being and the quality of life are fundamentally linked to the quality of the soils. The quality of human life depends indeed on the soil’s health on which we live carrying out any activity. Thus maintaining healthy soils and the quality of soil productions is the real target of any kind of sustainable development.
Soils are a Man’s best friend !!

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June 8th to 13th, 2014 – Jeju Island, South Korea

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IYS 2015 & World Soil Day

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Upcoming Meetings

  • 29., 30. April and 01. May 2015

    SUBSOM Symposium 2015

    Raesfeld, Germany

    Organic matter storage and turnover in subsoils

    Symposium website: http://www.subsom.de/index.php?id=69


  • 04., 05., 06., 07. May 2015

    IUSS IYS 2015 Activity - Soils sustain life: too slow to form, too quick to lose

    Tirana, Albania

    Event website: http://icos.org.al/