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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.

Meetings & Events



Intersoil 2020 – International Conference on Soil, Sediments and Water - “Soil as a solution in facing the big challenges and reaching the goals for the planet”
Monday, 2. March 2020 to Tuesday, 3. March 2020

Details 

Call for papers until October 31, 2019

Congress website: https://www.webs-event.com/webs/en/event/intersoil/


Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI20)
Tuesday, 10. March 2020 to Thursday, 12. March 2020

Details 

Read more: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/highlights/detail/en/c/1183872/


SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (SSSN) - 44TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, COAL CITY, 2020 “Climate-smart soil management, soil health/quality and land management: synergies for sustainable ecosystem services”
Monday, 16. March 2020 to Friday, 20. March 2020

Details 

Website: http://www.soilsnigeriaconference.com  

Download: media/call_posters_-_soil_science_society_of_nigeria_44th_annual_conference.pdf

Soil Science Conference of Malaysia (SOILS 2020) - “Soil Management towards Plant Productivity & Environmental Sustainability”
Tuesday, 7. April 2020 to Thursday, 9. April 2020

Details 

Deadline for extended abstract submission is January 31, 2020

Deadline for early-bird registration is January 31, 2020

Contact: soilsconference2020@gmail.com

Download: media/soils_2020_brochure_06.11.2019.pdf

VI International Soil Classification Congress in 2020 in Mexico
Thursday, 16. April 2020 to Friday, 24. April 2020

Details 

including Field Workshop from Cuatro Ciénagas to Querétaro

The deadlines for the field workshop are:
early-bird registration: July 31, 2019
final registration: November 30, 2019

The deadlines for the conference are:
abstract submission: December 15, 2019
notificaction of acceptance: January 15, 2020
early-bird registration: January 31, 2020
regular registration: February 29, 2020

Congress website: http://iscc2020.org/


EGU General Assembly 2020
Sunday, 3. May 2020 to Friday, 8. May 2020

Details 

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2020

Website: https://egu2020.eu/


ISRIC Spring Schools 2020 - Hands-on Digital Soil Mapping 2020 and World Soils and their Assessment Course
Monday, 11. May 2020 to Friday, 15. May 2020

Details 

Registration is open until 2 March 2020 (Early-Bird registration until 31 December 2019)

Website: http://www.isric.org/utilise/capacity-building/springschool


ISCRAES 2020 - International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems
Tuesday, 19. May 2020 to Friday, 22. May 2020

Details 

Abstract submission deadline: November 30, 2019

Early bird registration deadline: January 06, 2020

Symposium website: http://www.iscraes2020.org/

Download: media/iscraes_flyer_f.pdf

Global Conference on Sandy Soils
Sunday, 31. May 2020 to Thursday, 4. June 2020

Details 

Conference website: https://sandysoils.org/

Deadline for Abstract submission is March 31, 2020

Download: media/global_conference_on_sandy_soils.pdf

8th International Crop Science Congress
Sunday, 21. June 2020 to Thursday, 25. June 2020

Details 

Submissions to be considered for oral presentations close: February 28, 2020

Submissions for poster presentations close: May 15, 2020 

Congress website: https://www.icsc2020.com/


WRB Workshop Summer 2020
Sunday, 21. June 2020 to Friday, 26. June 2020

Details 

Registration opening: 21st November 2019

Early-bird fee payment deadline: 1st February 2020

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/summerwrb/home


4thSoil in the Environment Conference: SITE 2020
Sunday, 28. June 2020 to Wednesday, 1. July 2020

Details 

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/site-torun-2020

Download: media/1st_announcement_-_site_4.pdf

4th annual international summer school "Monitoring, modeling and management of urban green infrastructure and soils" (3MUGIS)
Monday, 6. July 2020 to Sunday, 26. July 2020

Details 

Topic 2020 is "Anthropogenic landscapes and soils of European Russia: from Sea to Sea"

Deadline for registration: May 1, 2020

Website: www.3MUGIS.org

Download: Invitation letter
Download: Trifold brochure


International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Microscopy and Phytoliths Analysis (WASM)
Wednesday, 8. July 2020 to Friday, 10. July 2020

Details 

Contact: quentinborderie@yahoo.fr

Download: media/wasm-paris2020_-_first_announcement.pdf

2nd international conference "Smart and Sustainable Cities" (SSC-2020) "Advanced technologies for sustainable development of urban green infrastructure"
Wednesday, 8. July 2020 to Friday, 10. July 2020

Details 

Deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations: March 1, 2020
Abstract approval and decision on the presentation type (oral/poster): March 31, 2020
Deadline for abstract submission for posters: June 1, 2020
Deadline for registration and subscribing for post-congress tours: June 1, 2020

Conference website: www.SSC-conf.org

Download: Information letter
Download: Information brochure


Eurosoil 2020, Connecting people and soil
Monday, 24. August 2020 to Friday, 28. August 2020

Details 

Website: http://eurosoil2020.com/

Pre-Program: https://www.iuss.org/media/eurosoil_2020_pre-programm.pdf

Call for Contributions opens 2 December 2019

Call for Contributions deadline: 20 February 2020

Early Bird Registrations deadline: 28 May 2020


16th  International Conference on Soil Micromorphology
Sunday, 30. August 2020 to Thursday, 3. September 2020

Details 

End of abstract submission and early-bird registration: February 29, 2020

Conference website: http://www.icosm2020.sggw.pl/

2nd circular: https://www.iuss.org/media/2nd_circular_icosm_2020_krakow.pdf


2020 SSSA Kirkham Conference
Monday, 14. September 2020 to Thursday, 17. September 2020

Details 

Questions? Please contact Kirkham Conference Chair Brent Clothier at brent.clothier@plantandfood.co.nz

Website: www.soils.org/membership/divisions/soil-physics-and-hydrology/kirkham-conferences


First IUSS Conference on Sodic Soil Reclamation
Thursday, 17. September 2020 to Saturday, 19. September 2020

Details 

Deadline for abstract submission: July 1, 2020

Deadline for full text of paper: Aug. 1, 2020

Contact: wangzhichun@iga.ac.cn

Website: http://ssr.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/65578


9th International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference - Acid Sulfate Soils: Progress, Policy and Prospects
Sunday, 15. November 2020 to Friday, 20. November 2020

Details 

Abstract Submission and Conference Registration opens: 1st November, 2019

Abstract Submission and Early Registration closes 1st February, 2020

Website: https://biological.adelaide.edu.au/acid-sulfate-soil/iassc/


Soils Conference 2020 – Soils, investing in our future
Sunday, 29. November 2020 to Friday, 4. December 2020

Details 

Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science’s joint conference

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Call for Special Sessions ends February 14, 2020

Call for Abstracts opens March 1, 2020

Website: https://www.soilscienceaustralia.org.au/soils-conference-2020/

Download: media/ssa_nzsss_ppt_conference_slides.pptx

The Third Global Soil Biodiversity Conference
Monday, 1. November 2021 to Wednesday, 3. November 2021

Details 

Website: http://gsb2021.ie/


22nd World Congress of Soil Science 2022
Sunday, 31. July 2022 to Friday, 5. August 2022

Details 

Current website: https://www.soils.org.uk/wcss2022