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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

​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.​​





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 Scientific Conference “XXIV Dokuchaev Conference for Young Scientists”
Monday, 1. March 2021 to Thursday, 4. March 2021

Details 

Website: http://www.dokuchaevskie.ru

Download: media/dokuchaev_conference_for_young_scientists.pdf

vEGU21: Gather Online
Monday, 19. April 2021 to Friday, 30. April 2021

Details 

Abstract submissions will be accepted until 20 January 2021 at 13:00 CET.

Read more: https://www.egu21.eu/


Emerging policy challenges on New SOil contaminants (ENSOr) Workshop 2021
Thursday, 6. May 2021 to Friday, 7. May 2021

Details 

The call for abstracts is open until 31 January 2021.


First IUSS Conference on Sodic Soil Reclamation
Monday, 10. May 2021 to Wednesday, 12. May 2021

Details 

!Postponed from Sept. 2020!

Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2021

Deadline for full text of paper: April 1, 2021

Contact: wangzhichun@iga.ac.cn

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


Intersol 2021: Soils: Opportunities for the Transition of Territories
Tuesday, 18. May 2021 to Thursday, 20. May 2021

Details 

Call for papers open until January 25, 2021

Website: www.intersol.fr


3rd ISMC Conference – Advances in Soil Systems Modeling
Tuesday, 18. May 2021 to Saturday, 22. May 2021

Details 

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 14 March 2021
Early-bird registration deadline: 18 April 2021
Late registration deadline: 3 May 2021

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


9th National Symposium on Control of Soil Degradation and Recovery
Monday, 24. May 2021 to Wednesday, 26. May 2021

Details 

Soil is a key element for sustainability, mitigation of the effects of climate change and food production. In addition, it is the support of human activities, both cultural and productive. The symposium focuses on aspects associated with soil degradation, with an emphasis on Mediterranean environments, and proposes solutions to reverse these situations.

Read more: https://condegres.es/


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


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/


AquaConSoil 2021
Monday, 14. June 2021 to Friday, 18. June 2021

Details 

The call for abstracts is open until 14 February 2021, please contact: aquaconsoil@deltares.nl

Website: https://www.deltares.nl/en/events/aquaconsoil-2021-goes-online/


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

Soils Conference 2021 – Soils, investing in our future
Sunday, 27. June 2021 to Friday, 2. July 2021

Details 

!Postponed from Nov./Dec. 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic!

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

Website: https://www.soilscienceaustralia.org.au/2021-joint-conference/

Download: media/ssa_nzsss_ppt_conference_slides.pptx

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 

Conference website: www.icc.aipea.org


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

International Colloquium on Soil Zoology
Monday, 16. August 2021 to Saturday, 21. August 2021

Details 

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


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/



2021 SSSA Kirkham Conference
Sunday, 29. August 2021 to Friday, 3. September 2021

Details 

!Postponed from Sept. 2020!

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

Website: https://cwrr.ukzn.ac.za/conferences/kirkham-conference-2020/


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!

On behalf of the ESSC (European Society for Soil Conservation), the EURECYS (European Ecocycles Society) and the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 1st International Joint Congress on “Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes in the context of the European Green Deal”.

The objective of the congress is to shed new light on critical issues concerning the exploitation of ecosystem services, conservation of cultural heritage and to assess new perspectives to the future development of the cultural landscapes in the context of the European Green Deal.

The Congress is open to scientists, students, educators, managers, policy and decision-makers. It will consist of invited lectures, scientific sessions with oral and poster presentations, and a scientific and cultural excursion.

Further information on the Congress (registration, logistics, accommodation), will be distributed soon.

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

Download the 2nd circular: media/2nd_circular_essc-eurecys_2020.pdf

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/


LuWQ2021 -- 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference on LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY: Agriculture and the Environment
Monday, 13. September 2021 to Thursday, 16. September 2021

Details 

!Postponed from 17-20 May 2021!

Deadline of abstract submission: 8 February 2021

Website: https://www.luwq2021.nl/


RAMIRAN 2021 - Managing Organic Resources in a Changing Environment
Monday, 20. September 2021 to Thursday, 23. September 2021

Details 

!Postponed from Sept. 2020!

Read more: https://www.compostnetwork.info/news/event/ramiran-2020/


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 

!Postponed to March 2023!

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 closes 1st April 2021

Early Registration closes 31st May, 2021

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


2022


Global Conference on Sandy Soils
Monday, 30. May 2022 to Friday, 3. June 2022

Details 

!postponed from 2020!

Deadline for Abstract submission is March 31, 2022.

The papers from the conference will be published in the Progress of Soil Science Series (Springer).

Read more: https://sandysoils.org/

Download: media/global_conference_on_sandy_soils.pdf

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