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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.​​





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

Details 

Postponed!!!!
Contact: soilsconference2020@gmail.com

Download: media/soils_2020_brochure_06.11.2019.pdf

EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online
Sunday, 3. May 2020 to Friday, 8. May 2020

Details 

Website: EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience

Central platform for presentation: EGUsphere


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


5th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation CLEAR2020
Wednesday, 13. May 2020 to Friday, 15. May 2020

Details 

Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2020

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

Download: media/flyer_a4_call_for_abstracts_v3.pdf

ENSOr 2020 2nd International Workshop: Emerging policy challenges on new SOil contaminants
Monday, 18. May 2020 to Tuesday, 19. May 2020

Details 

Conference website: www.2mpact.be/ensor2/


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

100 years of agricultural experimentation at the Faculty of Agriculture and Biology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Warsaw
Wednesday, 20. May 2020 to Friday, 22. May 2020

Details 

Deadline for Submission of abstracts: January 31, 2020

Conference website: http://sggw2020.pl

Download: media/announcement_no._2_v_2.pdf

IX National Symposium on Control of Soil Degradation and Recovery
Wednesday, 27. May 2020 to Friday, 29. May 2020

Details 

Deadline for abstract submission: 29 February 2020

Website: https://condegres.es


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

Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI20)
Monday, 1. June 2020 to Wednesday, 3. June 2020

Details 

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


GSS 2020 – 4th Global Soil Security 2020 Conference - "Global Soil Security: Beyond the Soil to Human Health."
Monday, 1. June 2020 to Thursday, 4. June 2020

Details 

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2020

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

Download: media/gss_2020_1st_annoucement.pdf

8th Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly
Thursday, 4. June 2020 to Friday, 5. June 2020

Details 

The call for side events is until 30 March 2020

Read more: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/about/plenary-assembly/eight-session-2020/en/


PRSSS 2020 Soil ID Course
Tuesday, 9. June 2020 to Thursday, 11. June 2020

Details 

Registration is now open!

Read more: https://www.prsss.ca/events/event/2020-summer-soil-id-course-williams-lake/


International Conference Contaminated Sites 2020
Wednesday, 10. June 2020 to Friday, 12. June 2020

Details 

Abstract submission before March 20, 2020

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


2020 Soil Biology Lab Skills Course
Monday, 15. June 2020 to Friday, 19. June 2020

Details 

Deadline for registration: 27 February 2020

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


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

Details 

Deadline early bird registration: March 2, 2020

Submissions to be considered for oral presentations close: April 15, 202

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


4th International Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Agriculture Production and Environment Protection (ISAPEP’20)
Monday, 22. June 2020 to Tuesday, 23. June 2020

Details 

Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Paper submission deadline: 25th March 2020

Conference website: http://isapep.ucam.edu/

Download: media/1st_cfp_isapep_20.pdf

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_-_2nd_circular-1.0.pdf

Registration form: media/wasm-paris2020_-_registrform-1.1.doc


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


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

Details 

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

Download: media/ulb_summerschool_archaeology_2020-2.pdf

XIVth International symposium and field workshop on paleopedology (ISFWP-XIV) - Paleosols, pedosediments and landscape morphology as archives of environmental changes
Thursday, 13. August 2020 to Sunday, 23. August 2020

Details 

Deadline for registration, payment and abstract submission: March 1, 2020

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

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

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 deadline: 28 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: March 29, 2020

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

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


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

Details 

Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2020

Final registration day: March 31, 2020

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

Download: media/updated_191128_op2020_abisko_flyer.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


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: March 31, 2020

IUSS members get 20% discount on all registration fees

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


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


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

Details 

Abstract Submission will open on 15th February 2020

Decision on the abstracts can be expected until 30th April 2020

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

 


1st International Joint Congress on “Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes in the context of the European Green Deal”
Wednesday, 7. October 2020 to Saturday, 10. October 2020

Details 

Deadline of abstract submission: 31 May 2020

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

Website (soon available): https://www.ecocycles.net/essc2020

Download: media/2nd_circular_essc-eurecys_2020.pdf

VI International Soil Classification Congress in 2020 in Mexico
Sunday, 11. October 2020 to Tuesday, 20. October 2020

Details 

FIELD WORKSHOP- Cuatro Ciénegas-Querétaro: October 4-10, 2020

CONGRESS- Campus UNAM-Juriquilla, Querétaro: October 11-13, 2020

XII INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP OF SOIL CLASSIFICATION Campus UNAM-Juriquilla, Querétaro: October 14-20, 2020

V INTERNATIONAL COURSE-WORKSHOP OF SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS Campus UNAM-Juriquilla, Querétaro: October 14-20, 2020

Congress website: http://iscc2020.org/


Global Symposium on Salt-Affected Soils
Monday, 12. October 2020 to Friday, 16. October 2020

Details 

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


International Symposium on Forest Soils (ISFS2020) - Forest Soils under Global Change: Processes, Biodiversity and Ecological Services
Sunday, 18. October 2020 to Wednesday, 21. October 2020

Details 

Deadline for abstract and poster submission: March 1, 2020

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

Download: media/isfs2020-1stcircular.pdf

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

Details 

Early bird registration ends on 30 June 2020

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


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

Call for Abstracts opens March 1, 2020

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

Download: media/ssa_nzsss_ppt_conference_slides.pptx

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 June 1, 2020

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


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


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