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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



43rd Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria "Food Basket 2019"
Sunday, 14. July 2019 to Thursday, 18. July 2019

Details 

Understanding Nigerian Soils:  A Panacea for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security, Preservation of   Safe and Healthy Environment and Mitigation of Land Crisis

Abstract submission deadline extended to April 15, 2019

Flyer: photo-2018-11-01-22-15-35.jpg


International summer school "Monitoring, modeling and management of urban green infrastructure and soils"
Sunday, 21. July 2019 to Sunday, 11. August 2019

Details 

Anthropogenic landscapes and soils of Europen Russia: from Sea to Sea
Website: http://3mugis.org/

Information: https://www.iuss.org/media/3mugis-2019.pdf

Invitation letter: https://www.iuss.org/media/3mugis-2019_invitation_letter.doc


International Soil Conference of Indonesian Soil Science Society (ISCO-ISS)
Monday, 5. August 2019 to Wednesday, 7. August 2019

Details 

Congress website: http://isco-iss.faperta.unpad.ac.id/index.php/isco/2019


Summerschool - Certificate in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology and Phytolith Analysis
Monday, 5. August 2019 to Saturday, 10. August 2019

Details 

Website: https://summerschool.ulb.be/version-anglaise/navigation/summer-schools/certificate-in-archaeological-micromorphology-and-phytolith-analysis

More information: summerschool@ulb.ac.be

Flyer: https://www.iuss.org/media/flyer_certificate_micromorphology_and_phytolith_ulb_2019-2.pdf


Wageningen Soil Conference 2019 - Understanding soil functions
Tuesday, 27. August 2019 to Friday, 30. August 2019

Details 

Website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Projects-and-programmes/Wageningen-Soil-Conference-2019.htm

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2019

Download 2nd Circular: https://www.iuss.org/media/wsc2019_second_circular.pdf


International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology (WASM)
Monday, 2. September 2019 to Wednesday, 4. September 2019

Details 

Contact: geoarchaeology@unibas.ch

Registration until May 31, 2019: https://www.iuss.org/media/registration_form_wasm_2019_basel.pdf

2nd circular: https://www.iuss.org/media/wasm_basel_2019_2nd-circular.pdf


30th Congress of Soil Science Society of Poland Soil – Source of Life
Monday, 2. September 2019 to Saturday, 7. September 2019

Details 

Second announcement: https://www.iuss.org/media/2nd_announcement.pdf

Abstract template: https://www.iuss.org/media/abstract_template.docx

Website: http://soilcongress2019.umcs.pl

Contact: soilcongress@umcs.pl


SOILS4EU Workshops on IMPACTS OF SOIL DEGRADATION ON HUMAN HEALTH and POTENTIAL OF EARTH OBSERVATION FOR IMPROVED SOIL MONITORING
Monday, 2. September 2019 to Monday, 2. September 2019

Details 

Registration through the TERRAenVISION conference registration website.

Download: media/soils4eu_workshops_5and6_2sept2019.pdf

TERRAenVISION 2019 - Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Tuesday, 3. September 2019 to Saturday, 7. September 2019

Details 

Website:  https://terraenvision.eu/


BSSS 2019 Annual Conference 'Managing Soil Resources to Secure Our Future'
Wednesday, 4. September 2019 to Thursday, 5. September 2019

Details 

Abstract submission deadline: July 4, 2019

Info Folder: https://www.iuss.org/media/bsss2019.pdf

Website: https://www.soils.org.uk/event/1674


Saline Futures Conference - Addressing Climate Change and Food Security
Tuesday, 10. September 2019 to Friday, 13. September 2019

Details 

Deadline for abstracts and sessions: 15 February 2019

Conference website: https://www.waddenacademie.nl/nl/salinefutures/


WETSCAPES Conference - Understanding the ecology of restored fen peatlands for protection and sustainable use
Tuesday, 10. September 2019 to Friday, 13. September 2019

Details 

Early bird registration until June 8, 2019

Conference website: https://www.wetscapes.de/conference/

Download: media/preliminary_conference_programme_wetscapes.pdf

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

Details 

Deadline for session proposals: April 15, 2019

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


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

Details 

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

Details 

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

Details 

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

Details 

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

Details 

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

Details 

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

Details 

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

Details 

Submission of presentations until 31st July 2019

Online registration will be opened by 22nd August 2019

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

Download: media/14th_meeting_iccl_second_announcement_june_2019_f.pdf

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

Details 

Deadline for Abstract Submission: June 30, 2019

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


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

Details 

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

Details 

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

Details 

Abstract submission deadline: June 10, 2019

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

Contact: lotex2019@gmail.com

 


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

Details 

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

Details 

Preliminary Programme with Call for Abstract

Symposium website: www.soil-metagenomics.org

Further events: event calendar microbiology


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/


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/


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 sessions extended to April 22, 2019


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

Details 

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

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/


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

Details