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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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

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


      Soil Conservation Day - “NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SOIL CONSERVATION 2019”
      Sunday, 7. July 2019 to Sunday, 7. July 2019

      Details 

      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

      News:https://www.facebook.com/jornadadesuelos/


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

      Details 

      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

      Details 

      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

      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

      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

      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


      JRC-European Network on Soil Awareness (ENSA) meeting
      Thursday, 19. September 2019 to Friday, 20. September 2019

      Details 

      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

      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/


      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

      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