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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

CODATA 2019 - Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms
Thursday, 19. September 2019 to Friday, 20. September 2019


Deadline for session proposals: April 15, 2019

Website: http://worldsoils2019.esa.int/index.php

JRC-European Network on Soil Awareness (ENSA) meeting
Thursday, 19. September 2019 to Friday, 20. September 2019


Registration until September 13, 2019 via: https://web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/remjrc/screen/meeting/3706/registration-form  

Download: media/ensa_meeting_2019_flyer.pdf

Soil and Plant System Sciences (SPSS 2019) - Natural and Human-induced Impacts on the Critical Zone and Food Production
Monday, 23. September 2019 to Thursday, 26. September 2019


First Joint Meeting on Soil and Plant System Sciences (SPSS 2019) "Natural and Human-induced Impacts on the Critical Zone and Food Production" organized by the Italian Society of Agricultural Chemistry (SICA), the Italian Society of Pedology (SIPe) and the Italian Society of Soil Science (SISS), in collaboration with the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (CIHEAM) and the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS).

Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2019

Meeting website https://spss2019.azuleon.org/

9th International Congress of ESSC: Soil's Contribution to People: from Food to Life Supporting Services
Thursday, 26. September 2019 to Saturday, 28. September 2019


Deadline of abstract submission: June 15, 2019
ESSC GRANTS for young researchers: application until April 30th 2019

Congress Website: http://9essc.ubt.edu.al/

ESSC GRANTS application form: https://www.iuss.org/media/form_grant_essc_9th_int._congress.doc

Download: media/3rd-circular-essc-2019-int.-congress13_05_2019-1.pdf

25th World Congress of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations)
Sunday, 29. September 2019 to Saturday, 5. October 2019


The Congress will be a great opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge on technological innovations, as well as to stay up to date on the latest research findings and trends for the future of forestry and forest research in all areas of the world.

Deadline for Abstracts: 10 January, 2019

Congress website: http://iufro2019.com/

3rd Intensive Training Course on Soil Micromorphology
Monday, 30. September 2019 to Friday, 11. October 2019


More information and registration: http://www.cfc.udl.cat/fc/curso/2322

Contact: rosa.poch@macs.udl.cat

7th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter: Soil Organic Matter in a Stressed World
Sunday, 6. October 2019 to Friday, 11. October 2019


Early Bird Registration closes 30th August 2019

Website: www.som2019.org

XXII Latinoamerican Soil Science Congress - Diversidad Productiva: pilar del manejo sostenible de los suelos
Monday, 7. October 2019 to Friday, 11. October 2019


Abstract submission until March 20, 2019

Congress website: http://clacs.org/

The Final Conference of Links4Soils - the Alpine Soil Forum
Monday, 14. October 2019 to Wednesday, 16. October 2019


The Alpine Soil Forum offers a place to link knowledge with practice, experts with decision-makers, local challenges with Alpine and European strategies and scientific foundations with solutions for the future.

The Alpine Soil Forum will be organised together with the Austrian Soil Forum and the Austrian Pedological Society in Innsbruck.

Download: media/alpinesoilforum-links4soils-aviso_en.pdf

International Committee on Contaminated Land - 14th ICCL-meeting
Wednesday, 23. October 2019 to Thursday, 24. October 2019


Online registration will be open until October 15, 2019

Website: http://www.iccl.ch/meetings.html

Draft Programme: 14th ICCL-meeting Lima, 23-24 October 2019 - draft programme d1.2corr.pdf

General information: General information - ICCL meeting Lima October 20190916.pdf

GLOSOLAN - 3rd meeting of the Global soil laboratory network
Monday, 28. October 2019 to Wednesday, 30. October 2019


Website: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/events/detail/en/c/1177427/

14th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies (ESAFS) 2019 Smart Soil Management for Sustainable Agriculture
Sunday, 3. November 2019 to Thursday, 7. November 2019


Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 30, 2019

Conference website: http://esafs2019.cssfs.org.tw/

Joint International Conference on “Soil and Water Resources Management for Climate Smart Agriculture and Global Food and Livelihood Security”
Tuesday, 5. November 2019 to Saturday, 9. November 2019


Abstract submission until August 31, 2019

Website: http://scsi.org.in/sw_index.html

Download: media/revised_second_announcment_19-7-2019.pdf

Soils as records of Past and Present: the geoarchaeological approach Focus on: is there time for fieldwork today?
Wednesday, 6. November 2019 to Thursday, 7. November 2019


Registration deadline: October 15, 2019

Website: https://www.4terres.ch/gamb19

Download: media/soils_as_records_of_past_and_present-bruges_6-7.11.2019-2d_circular.pdf

2019 ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting - Embracing the Digital Environment
Sunday, 10. November 2019 to Wednesday, 13. November 2019


Final abstract deadline: June 11, 4:00 PM CDT

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

World Science Forum on Science, Ethics and Responsibility
Wednesday, 20. November 2019 to Saturday, 23. November 2019


Deadline for session proposals: April 10, 2019

Website: https://worldscienceforum.org/

LOTEX2019 - 2nd Conference on Long-term Field Experiments
Wednesday, 20. November 2019 to Thursday, 21. November 2019


Abstract submission deadline: June 10, 2019

Conference webpage: http://konferencia.unideb.hu/en/node/295

Contact: lotex2019@gmail.com


Conference ‘Soil and the SDGs: challenges and need for action’
Monday, 25. November 2019 to Monday, 25. November 2019


Conference website: www.soil-conference.org

Early Career Soil Modeling Workshop - Joint Early Career Researchers – Soil Science Networking Event
Sunday, 8. December 2019 to Sunday, 8. December 2019


Contact email: r.baatz@fz-juelich.de

Downloads: https://soil-modeling.org/news/news-images/ismc_ecr_workshop_agu2019/at_download/file

4th Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics - Understanding and Managing Soil Microbiomes
Wednesday, 11. December 2019 to Friday, 13. December 2019


Preliminary Programme with Call for Abstract

Symposium website: www.soil-metagenomics.org

Further events: event calendar microbiology

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


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


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

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


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/

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


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


Conference website: https://sandysoils.org/

Download: media/global_conference_on_sandy_soils.pdf

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


Call for Abstracts will open on October 1, 2019

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

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


Contact: quentinborderie@yahoo.fr

Download: media/wasm-paris2020_-_first_announcement.pdf

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


Website: http://eurosoil2020.com/

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

Call for sessions extended to April 22, 2019

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


The registration will start in September 2019

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

1st circular: https://www.iuss.org/media/1st_circular_icosm_2020_krakow.pdf

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

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


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


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