Update: 12.10.2015

A handful of soil can contain billions of soil microorganisms.

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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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During the 2015 International Year of Soils, the IUSS Divisions & Commissions, IUSS Working Groups and Soil Science Societies all over the world contribute with special articles.

From October to December 2015 IUSS Division 4 (The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment) will illustrate its main topics through articles written by Division 4 officers or their colleagues. These will each be highlighted every week.

Please read the next great article written by

Ian Hollingsworth (IUSS, vice-chair Commission 4.1)
Connecting people with soil
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20th World Congress of Soil Science, Soils Embrace Life & Universe

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

Watch the creative Sand Art at the opening ceremony
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Upcoming Meetings

  • 16., 17., 18. October 2015

    International Youth Forum on Soil and Water Conservation (IYFSWC)

    Nanchang, China

    Event website: http://iyfswc.nit.edu.cn


  • 21., 22. October 2015

    4th European Network on Soil Awareness Meeting

    Milan and Ispra, Italy