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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

Complete list of upcoming meetings and events

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AquaConSoil 2019 - Sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources
Monday, 20. May 2019 to Friday, 24. May 2019
BAGECO 15 - 15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology
Sunday, 26. May 2019 to Thursday, 30. May 2019
Biennial Meeting of the Soil Ecology Society
Tuesday, 28. May 2019 to Friday, 31. May 2019
LuWQ2019 -- 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY - Agriculture and the Environment
Monday, 3. June 2019 to Thursday, 6. June 2019
Early Career Soil Modeling Workshop - Joint Early Career Researchers – Soil Science Networking Event
Monday, 3. June 2019 to Monday, 3. June 2019
School of Soil Biodiversity and Bioindication  Biodiversity and bioindicators in monitoring and management of contaminated soils
Tuesday, 4. June 2019 to Friday, 7. June 2019
7th Session of the Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly
Wednesday, 5. June 2019 to Friday, 7. June 2019
10th Annual Summer Soil Institute
Sunday, 16. June 2019 to Saturday, 29. June 2019
SUITMA 10 – Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas
Sunday, 16. June 2019 to Friday, 21. June 2019
International Conference on 'Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality (Future Perspective)' including a Youth Forum on 'Land Degradation Neutrality from Local to Global Scale'
Monday, 17. June 2019 to Wednesday, 19. June 2019
Food Security and Climate Change: 4per1000 initiative new tangible global challenges for the soil
Tuesday, 18. June 2019 to Thursday, 20. June 2019
ISMOM 2019 - 8th International Symposium on Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms
Sunday, 23. June 2019 to Friday, 28. June 2019
WRB Summer 2019
Sunday, 30. June 2019 to Friday, 5. July 2019
Euroclay meeting of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA)
Monday, 1. July 2019 to Friday, 5. July 2019
World Soils 2019 user consultation meeting
Tuesday, 2. July 2019 to Wednesday, 3. July 2019
5th international Rhizosphere conference - Rhizosphere 5
Sunday, 7. July 2019 to Thursday, 11. July 2019
Soil Conservation Day - “NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SOIL CONSERVATION 2019”
Sunday, 7. July 2019 to Sunday, 7. July 2019
9th PEDOFRACT Conference - Advances in Soil Scaling: Theories, Techniques and Application
Tuesday, 9. July 2019 to Friday, 12. July 2019
Soil Conservation Day 2019 - Let's not compromise the future, let's keep the soil
Thursday, 11. July 2019 to Thursday, 11. July 2019
43rd Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria "Food Basket 2019"
Sunday, 14. July 2019 to Thursday, 18. July 2019
International summer school "Monitoring, modeling and management of urban green infrastructure and soils"
Sunday, 21. July 2019 to Sunday, 11. August 2019
International Soil Conference of Indonesian Soil Science Society (ISCO-ISS)
Monday, 5. August 2019 to Wednesday, 7. August 2019
Summerschool - Certificate in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology and Phytolith Analysis
Monday, 5. August 2019 to Saturday, 10. August 2019
Wageningen Soil Conference 2019 - Understanding soil functions
Tuesday, 27. August 2019 to Friday, 30. August 2019
International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology (WASM)
Monday, 2. September 2019 to Wednesday, 4. September 2019
30th Congress of Soil Science Society of Poland Soil – Source of Life
Monday, 2. September 2019 to Saturday, 7. September 2019
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
TERRAenVISION 2019 - Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Tuesday, 3. September 2019 to Saturday, 7. September 2019
BSSS 2019 Annual Conference 'Managing Soil Resources to Secure Our Future'
Wednesday, 4. September 2019 to Thursday, 5. September 2019
Saline Futures Conference - Addressing Climate Change and Food Security
Tuesday, 10. September 2019 to Friday, 13. September 2019
WETSCAPES Conference - Understanding the ecology of restored fen peatlands for protection and sustainable use
Tuesday, 10. September 2019 to Friday, 13. September 2019
CODATA 2019 - Towards next-generation data-driven science: policies, practices and platforms
Thursday, 19. September 2019 to Friday, 20. September 2019
JRC-European Network on Soil Awareness (ENSA) meeting
Thursday, 19. September 2019 to Friday, 20. September 2019
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
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
25th World Congress of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations)
Sunday, 29. September 2019 to Saturday, 5. October 2019
3rd Intensive Training Course on Soil Micromorphology
Monday, 30. September 2019 to Friday, 11. October 2019
7th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter: Soil Organic Matter in a Stressed World
Sunday, 6. October 2019 to Friday, 11. October 2019
XXII Latinoamerican Soil Science Congress - Diversidad Productiva: pilar del manejo sostenible de los suelos
Monday, 7. October 2019 to Friday, 11. October 2019
The Final Conference of Links4Soils - the Alpine Soil Forum
Monday, 14. October 2019 to Wednesday, 16. October 2019
International Committee on Contaminated Land - 14th ICCL-meeting
Wednesday, 23. October 2019 to Thursday, 24. October 2019
LANDMARK: Strategic Research for Strategic Plans - Final Conference​
Wednesday, 23. October 2019 to Wednesday, 23. October 2019
GLOSOLAN - 3rd meeting of the Global soil laboratory network
Monday, 28. October 2019 to Wednesday, 30. October 2019
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
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
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
2019 ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting - Embracing the Digital Environment
Sunday, 10. November 2019 to Wednesday, 13. November 2019
29th SSSEA Conference - Sustainable Land and Water Management and Climate Smart Agriculture - Innovations and Practices for Enhanced Food and Nutrition Security
Monday, 18. November 2019 to Friday, 22. November 2019
World Science Forum on Science, Ethics and Responsibility
Wednesday, 20. November 2019 to Saturday, 23. November 2019
LOTEX2019 - 2nd Conference on Long-term Field Experiments
Wednesday, 20. November 2019 to Thursday, 21. November 2019
Conference ‘Soil and the SDGs: challenges and need for action’
Monday, 25. November 2019 to Monday, 25. November 2019
Symposium on Soil Erosion: Connecting Science, Policy and Practice
Thursday, 5. December 2019 to Friday, 6. December 2019
Early Career Soil Modeling Workshop - Joint Early Career Researchers – Soil Science Networking Event
Sunday, 8. December 2019 to Sunday, 8. December 2019
4th Thünen Symposium on Soil Metagenomics - Understanding and Managing Soil Microbiomes
Wednesday, 11. December 2019 to Friday, 13. December 2019
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
Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI20)
Tuesday, 10. March 2020 to Thursday, 12. March 2020
SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (SSSN) - 44TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, COAL CITY, 2020 “Climate-smart soil management, soil health/quality and land management: synergies for sustainable ecosystem services”
Monday, 16. March 2020 to Friday, 20. March 2020
VI International Soil Classification Congress in 2020 in Mexico
Thursday, 16. April 2020 to Friday, 24. April 2020
EGU General Assembly 2020
Sunday, 3. May 2020 to Friday, 8. May 2020
ISCRAES 2020 - International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems
Tuesday, 19. May 2020 to Friday, 22. May 2020
Global Conference on Sandy Soils
Sunday, 31. May 2020 to Thursday, 4. June 2020
8th International Crop Science Congress
Sunday, 21. June 2020 to Thursday, 25. June 2020
WRB Workshop Summer 2020
Sunday, 21. June 2020 to Friday, 26. June 2020
4thSoil in the Environment Conference: SITE 2020
Sunday, 28. June 2020 to Wednesday, 1. July 2020
International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Microscopy and Phytoliths Analysis (WASM)
Wednesday, 8. July 2020 to Friday, 10. July 2020
Eurosoil 2020, Connecting people and soil
Monday, 24. August 2020 to Friday, 28. August 2020
16th  International Conference on Soil Micromorphology
Sunday, 30. August 2020 to Thursday, 3. September 2020
2020 SSSA Kirkham Conference
Monday, 14. September 2020 to Thursday, 17. September 2020
First IUSS Conference on Sodic Soil Reclamation
Thursday, 17. September 2020 to Saturday, 19. September 2020
9th International Acid Sulfate Soils Conference - Acid Sulfate Soils: Progress, Policy and Prospects
Sunday, 15. November 2020 to Friday, 20. November 2020
Soils Conference 2020
Sunday, 29. November 2020 to Friday, 4. December 2020
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