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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.

Meeting reports 2019 onwards

Below are reports of soil science meetings; please notify us when you have a report of a meeting not listed here.

      AquaConSoil 2019 - Sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources
      Monday, 20. May 2019 to Friday, 24. May 2019


      Deadline for abstract submission: Dec. 07, 2018
      Website: http://www.aquaconsoil.org/

      Call for abstract: https://www.iuss.org/media/call_acs2019_a3_15112018_extdeadline.pdf

      BAGECO 15 - 15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology
      Sunday, 26. May 2019 to Thursday, 30. May 2019


      Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2019 (https://www.bageco.org/registration-abstracts/abstract-submission/)

      Symposium Website: https://www.bageco.org/

      Biennial Meeting of the Soil Ecology Society
      Tuesday, 28. May 2019 to Friday, 31. May 2019


      Website: http://www.soilecologysociety.com/

      LuWQ2019 -- 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY - Agriculture and the Environment
      Monday, 3. June 2019 to Thursday, 6. June 2019


      Conference website: http://www.luwq2019.dkDeadline

      Abstract submission: 15 October 2018

      Download conference flyer: http://www.luwq2019.dk/upload/LuWQ2019_Flyer_A4page_4pages_03-05-2018_web.pdf

      Early Career Soil Modeling Workshop - Joint Early Career Researchers – Soil Science Networking Event
      Monday, 3. June 2019 to Monday, 3. June 2019


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

      Download: media/lsp_workshop_v01.pdf

      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


      Application not later than 15th April 2019

      Read more: Final announcement final_announcement_school_bio-bio_2019_siss.pdf

      7th Session of the Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly
      Wednesday, 5. June 2019 to Friday, 7. June 2019


      Read more: http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/resources/highlights/detail/en/c/1184885/

      10th Annual Summer Soil Institute
      Sunday, 16. June 2019 to Saturday, 29. June 2019


      Website: https://soilinstitute.nrel.colostate.edu/

      SUITMA 10 – Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas
      Sunday, 16. June 2019 to Friday, 21. June 2019


      Theme: SUITMA +20
      Early Registration until May 31, 2019
      Website: http://www.suitma10.org

      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


      Deadline for early registration and abstract submission: March 15, 2019

      Website: https://soil2019.gidatarim.edu.tr/en

      Food Security and Climate Change: 4per1000 initiative new tangible global challenges for the soil
      Tuesday, 18. June 2019 to Thursday, 20. June 2019


      Submission of abstracts until 30 April 2019

      Conference website: https://symposium.inra.fr/4p1000

      Conference flyer: https://www.iuss.org/media/4p100_juneconf_web.pdf

      ISMOM 2019 - 8th International Symposium on Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms
      Sunday, 23. June 2019 to Friday, 28. June 2019


      Website: https://www.ismom2019.org/

      Symposium Flyer: https://www.iuss.org/media/flyer_final-7-2018.pdf

      WRB Summer 2019
      Sunday, 30. June 2019 to Friday, 5. July 2019


      Early-bird fee payment deadline: March 1, 2019

      Website: https://sites.google.com/site/summerwrb/home

      Euroclay meeting of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA)
      Monday, 1. July 2019 to Friday, 5. July 2019


      Proposals should be submitted by e-mail (mailto:euroclay2019@sciencesconf.org) ) by January 31st, 2018

      Conference website: http://euroclay2019.sciencesconf.orgConference

      Flyer: http://www.iuss.org/media/flyer_euroclay.pd

      World Soils 2019 user consultation meeting
      Tuesday, 2. July 2019 to Wednesday, 3. July 2019


      Deadline for abstract submission: May 31, 2019

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

      5th international Rhizosphere conference - Rhizosphere 5
      Sunday, 7. July 2019 to Thursday, 11. July 2019


      Conference Website: http://www.rhizo5.org

      Sunday, 7. July 2019 to Sunday, 7. July 2019


      The Argentine Association of Soil Science (AACS) together with prestigious organizations and research institutions of Argentina organize and invite to participate in the National Day of Soil Conservation. It consists of multiple events to be held from July 1 throughout our country.

      Schedule of events: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hHcL7EPCjFheOefuTQnNekHvc78wOqVY/view


      9th PEDOFRACT Conference - Advances in Soil Scaling: Theories, Techniques and Application
      Tuesday, 9. July 2019 to Friday, 12. July 2019


      Workshop website: http://blogs.upm.es/pedofractix/

      1st Announcement: https://www.iuss.org/media/pedofract_2019_1st_announcement.pdf

      Soil Conservation Day 2019 - Let's not compromise the future, let's keep the soil
      Thursday, 11. July 2019 to Thursday, 11. July 2019


      Registration and programm: http://bit.ly/inscripcion_jornada

      Download: media/programa_jornada_conservaci_n_de_suelos_2019.pdf

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


      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

      Download: media/sssn_edited_communique_of_the_43rd_annual_conference.pdf

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


      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


      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


      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


      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


      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


      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

      Monday, 2. September 2019 to Monday, 2. September 2019


      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


      Website:  https://terraenvision.eu/

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


      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


      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


      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


      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/

      Download: media/spss2019_r1.pdf

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

      Meeting Report: report_essc_international_congress_2019_tirana_final.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

      LANDMARK: Strategic Research for Strategic Plans - Final Conference​
      Wednesday, 23. October 2019 to Wednesday, 23. October 2019


      LAND Management in the era of the new CAP

      Registration until 16 October: https://web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/remjrc/screen/meeting/4346/registration-form

      Project website: http://landmark2020.eu/

      Download: media/landmark_final_conference_draft_agenda.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/

      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


      Contact: soilseakenya@gmail.com

      Download: media/kalro-sssea-29th-sssea-1call-for-papers.pdf

      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

      Symposium on Soil Erosion: Connecting Science, Policy and Practice
      Thursday, 5. December 2019 to Friday, 6. December 2019


      Website: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-symposium-on-soil-erosion-connecting-science-policy-and-practice-74793345911?utm_source=Bodemerosie+congres&utm_campaign=9737ffc831-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_02_02_20_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c19d1b2390-9737ffc831-244817517

      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