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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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​The outbreak of the Corona virus is clearly a rapidly evolving situation. The organisers of the meetings listed below will be constantly reviewing the situation in the light of global and country-specific advice to inform decisions to minimise the additional risks to attendees, their communities and those living in the meeting’s host country.

​The IUSS will also continue to monitor the situation, and advise that prior to attending meetings our members review up to date information from their country’s government, the WHO and from the host country to ensure that everyone’s health and wellbeing remains a priority.​​





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


Webinar 'Nutrient Efficiency' as first event of series 'Zoom into Soil'
Wednesday, 22. July 2020 to Wednesday, 22. July 2020

Details 

To book a place visit GoToWebinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8466368584565601551  

Read more: https://soils.org.uk/news/9-jul-2020/zoom-soil-new-online-webinar-series


2nd Summerschool “Certificate in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology and Phytolith Analysis”
Monday, 3. August 2020 to Saturday, 8. August 2020

Details 

Cancelled! It will be rescheduled in 2021, dates will be announced soon.
If you would like to stay updated, please send an email to summerschool@ulb.be

Read more: Summer School - Certificate in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology and Phytolith Analysis - Formation Continue


2020 Soil Biology Lab Skills Course
Monday, 31. August 2020 to Friday, 4. September 2020

Details 

!Postponed from June 2020!

Deadline for registration: 27 February 2020

Website: www.wur.eu/lab-skills-course


InterPore2020 – 12th Annual Meeting
Monday, 31. August 2020 to Friday, 4. September 2020

Details 

Abstract submission until June 29

Conference website: www.interpore.org/2020

Contact: iconference2020@interpore.org

Download: media/flyer_interpore2020_virtual_conference.pdf

4th International Organic Phosphorus Workshop
Monday, 7. September 2020 to Friday, 11. September 2020

Details 

!Cancelled!

Conference website: https://www.arcticcirc.net/our-projects/organic-phosphorus2020


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


7th International Scientific Conference "Reflection of bio-, geo-, antropospheric interactions in soils and soil cover"
Monday, 14. September 2020 to Saturday, 19. September 2020

Details 

Deadline of registration and abstract submission: April 30, 2020

Contact: soiltsu90@mail.ru

Website: http://www.bio.tsu.ru/

Download: First Circular
Download: Application Form


8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2020)
Tuesday, 15. September 2020 to Thursday, 17. September 2020

Details 

Abstract submission deadline: April 19, 2020

IUSS members get 20% discount on all registration fees, but do not proceed to payment until notification.
Due to the developing health and economic situation across the globe, it is recommend that you do not book flights or hotels. 

Website: https://wsf-8.sciforum.net/


1st International Conference on Sustainable Tropical Land Management (ICSTLM) 2020
Wednesday, 16. September 2020 to Friday, 18. September 2020

Details 

Theme of "Adapting Land Management to Climate Change and Combating Land Degradation to Increase Resilience of Agricultural System"

Deadline of abstract submission: 3 August 2020

Conference website: https://seminarbbsdlp.id/icstlm/index.php/en/

Flyer: https://seminarbbsdlp.id/icstlm/images/Download/Poster_ICSTLM_2020.pdf


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

Details 

Due to the current epidemic the conference will be postponed to a date which will be decided later

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


3rd ISMC Conference – Advances in Soil Systems Modeling
Thursday, 24. September 2020 to Sunday, 27. September 2020

Details 

!Postponed to May 2021 due to the unpredictable safety conditions and travel restrictions under Covid-19!

Abstract Submission will open on 15th February 2020

Conference website: https://soil-modeling.org/ismc-conference/ismc-conference



IX National Symposium on Control of Soil Degradation and Recovery
Wednesday, 30. September 2020 to Friday, 2. October 2020

Details 

!Postponed from May 2020!

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 February 2020

Website: https://condegres.es


GSS 2020 – 4th Global Soil Security 2020 Conference - "Global Soil Security: Beyond the Soil to Human Health."
Monday, 12. October 2020 to Thursday, 15. October 2020

Details 

!Postponed from June 2020!

Abstract submission deadline: July 13, 2020

Website: http://www.globalsoilsecurity2020.org/


International Conference Contaminated Sites 2020
Monday, 26. October 2020 to Wednesday, 28. October 2020

Details 

!Postponed from June 2020!

Abstract submission before March 20, 2020

Conference website: http://contaminated-sites2020.sazp.sk/


SUSTREM2020 Conference - Empowering Sustainable Land Management for the Future
Thursday, 29. October 2020 to Friday, 30. October 2020

Details 

!Postponed to October 2021!

Early bird registration ends on 30 June 2020

Read more: https://nicola-org.com/save-the-date/


ISCRAES 2020 - International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems
Tuesday, 3. November 2020 to Friday, 6. November 2020

Details 

Abstract (flash and poster) submission deadline: July 31, 2020

Standard registration deadline: August 31, 2020

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

Download: media/iscraes_flyer_updated.jpg

2020 ASA, CSSA & SSSA Annual Meeting
Sunday, 8. November 2020 to Wednesday, 11. November 2020

Details 

Abstract submission deadline: May 27 to receive the discounted rate, final deadline June 9, 2020

Website: https://www.acsmeetings.org/


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

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: June 14, 2020

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

Download: media/ssa_nzsss_ppt_conference_slides.pptx

International workshop Soil conservation and Environmental Protection
Thursday, 3. December 2020 to Saturday, 5. December 2020

Details 

Deadline abstract submission: September 30, 2020
Registration form to be sent to geolab@geolab-aps.it

Download: media/soil_conservation_and_environmental_protection_december_2020_first_circular.pdf

Global Soil Conference 2020 - Caring Soils Beyond Food Security
Wednesday, 9. December 2020 to Sunday, 13. December 2020

Details 

Receipt of Abstracts Deadline: 30 June 2020

Download: media/globalsoilconference2020.pdf

2nd joint workshop on digital soil mapping and GlobalSoilMap WGs
Monday, 14. December 2020 to Friday, 18. December 2020

Details 

Abstract submission is open until September 1, 2020

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/soilmapping2020


2021


Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI20)
Tuesday, 2. February 2021 to Thursday, 4. February 2021

Details 

!Postponed from June 2020!

Read more: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/highlights/detail/en/c/1263718/


International Colloquium on Soil Zoology
Sunday, 28. March 2021 to Friday, 2. April 2021

Details 

Early bird registration until December 31, 2020

Website: https://icsz2020.eurac.edu/


100 years of agricultural experimentation at the Faculty of Agriculture and Biology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Warsaw
Thursday, 27. May 2021 to Friday, 28. May 2021

Details 

!Postponed from May 2020!

Deadline for Submission of abstracts: January 31, 2020

Conference website: http://sggw2020.pl


Global Conference on Sandy Soils
Sunday, 30. May 2021 to Thursday, 3. June 2021

Details 

Conference website: https://sandysoils.org/

Deadline for Abstract submission is March 31, 2021 (postponed)

Download: media/global_conference_on_sandy_soils.pdf

5th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation CLEAR2020
Wednesday, 9. June 2021 to Friday, 11. June 2021

Details 

A new call for abstracts and participation will be announced shortly.

Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2020

Conference website: http://clear2020.mdx.ac.uk/

Download: media/flyer_a4_call_for_abstracts_v3.pdf

WRB Workshop Summer 2021
Sunday, 20. June 2021 to Friday, 25. June 2021

Details 

!Postponed from September 2020!

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


8th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
Monday, 21. June 2021 to Thursday, 24. June 2021

Details 

New abstracts can be submitted from now on until January 15th, 2021

The online registration process will re-open on September 1st, 2020

Conference website: https://8wcca.org/

Download: media/4th_announcement_def.pdf

17th International Clay Conference 2021 (17th-ICC) - New interfaces: bridging continents and cultures with clays
Monday, 12. July 2021 to Friday, 16. July 2021

Details 

Call for thematic sessions: open until July 2020

Conference website: www.icc.aipea.org

Invitation Letter /media/invitation_letter_of_17th_icc_2021.pdf

2nd call for thematic sessions /media/icc2021_2._call_for_thematic_sessions.pdf


XIVth International symposium and field workshop on paleopedology (ISFWP-XIV) - Paleosols, pedosediments and landscape morphology as archives of environmental changes
Sunday, 8. August 2021 to Wednesday, 18. August 2021

Details 

!Postponed from August 2020!

Website: http://isfwp.100igras.ru/

Download: media/2_circular_xiv-isfwp-2020.pdf

XXIII Latin-American Congress of Soil Sciences (XXII CLACS)
Sunday, 22. August 2021 to Friday, 27. August 2021

Details 

Website: www.slcs.org.mx

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/clacs.cbcs2021

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/clacs.cbcs2021


Eurosoil 2020, Connecting people and soil
Monday, 23. August 2021 to Friday, 27. August 2021

Details 

!Postponed from August 2020!

Website: http://eurosoil2020.com/

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

Early Bird Registrations deadline: 27 May 2021


16th  International Conference on Soil Micromorphology
Sunday, 29. August 2021 to Thursday, 2. September 2021

Details 

!Postponed from 2020!

Post-conference tour  – September 3–5

MicromorphologicaI course – September 6–11

Registration for the conference will start in autumn 2020

Previous registration will be cancelled, thus please register once again once the registration starts in a proper time.

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



1st International Joint Congress on “Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes in the context of the European Green Deal”
Thursday, 9. September 2021 to Monday, 13. September 2021

Details 

!Postponed from October 2020!

Deadline of abstract submission: 31 May 2020

Contact: Prof. Carmelo Dazzi, carmelo.dazzi@unipa.it

Website: https://www.ecocycles.net/essc2020

Download: media/2nd_circular_essc-eurecys_2020.pdf

Global Symposium on Salt-Affected Soils
Monday, 13. September 2021 to Thursday, 16. September 2021

Details 

!Postponed from 2020!

Read more: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/events/detail/en/c/1264612/


VI International Soil Classification Congress in 2021 in Mexico
Friday, 15. October 2021 to Friday, 22. October 2021

Details 

!Postponed from Oct. 2020!

FIELD WORKSHOP- Cuatro Ciénegas-Querétaro: October 15-19, 2021

CONGRESS- Campus UNAM-Juriquilla, Querétaro: October 20-22, 2021

XII INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP OF SOIL CLASSIFICATION Campus UNAM-Juriquilla, Querétaro: October 25-30, 2021

V INTERNATIONAL COURSE-WORKSHOP OF SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS Campus UNAM-Juriquilla, Querétaro: October 25-30, 2021

Congress website: http://iscc2020.org/


International Symposium on Forest Soils (ISFS2020) - Forest Soils under Global Change: Processes, Biodiversity and Ecological Services
Sunday, 17. October 2021 to Wednesday, 20. October 2021

Details 

!Postponed from October 2020!

Deadline for abstract and poster submission: May 30, 2021

Conference website: http://isfs2020.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1


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

Details 

Website: http://gsb2021.ie/


9th International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference - Acid Sulfate Soils: Progress, Policy and Prospects
Sunday, 21. November 2021 to Friday, 26. November 2021

Details 

!Postponed from November 2020!

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/


2022


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