Update: 20.04.2018

In a handful of fertile soil, there are more individual organisms than the total number of human beings that have ever existed.

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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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  • 02., 03., 04. May 2018

    GSOP18 - Global Symposium on Soil Pollution

    FAO headquarters, Rome, Italy

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  • 18., 19., 20. May 2018

    Conference Soil Classification and Education

    Toruń, Poland

    Full papers submission deadline: 25 February 2018
    Conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/facesconference/

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  • 24., 25., 26. May 2018

    International Symposium on Soil Health and Sustainable Development

    Beijing, China

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  • 28., 29., 30., 31. May and 01. June 2018

    ISRIC - World Soil Information: Spring School on digital soil mapping, classification and assessment

    Wageningen Campus, The Netherlands

    Registration deadline: 12th March 2018
    For more information, course programmes, fees and registration: http://isric.org/springschool

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  • 04., 05., 06., 07., 08. June 2018

    Laboratory Skills Course in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

    Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

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  • 06., 07., 08. June 2018

    ESSC International Conference ‘Soil and Water Security: challenges for the next 30 years!’

    Imola, Italy

    Deadline of abstract submission: 25 April 2018

    2nd Circular

    ESSC Grants circular letter

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  • 10., 11., 12., 13., 14., 15., 16. June 2018

    North American Forest Soils Conference - International Symposium on Forest Soils

    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

    “Soils-Forests Interactions in Changing Environments”

    Early registration before Friday, April 13th, 2018
    Conference website: http://www.cef-cfr.ca/index.php?n=Colloque.NAFSC-ISFS2018

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  • 11., 12., 13. June 2018

    6th GSP Plenary Assembly

    FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

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  • 23., 24., 25., 26., 27., 28., 29., 30. June and 01. July 2018

    5th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2018)

    Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France

    Abstract submission process is open already!
    Conference Website:https://eucop2018.sciencesconf.org/

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  • 25., 26., 27., 28., 29. June 2018

    10th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH 2018 (PSILPH2018)

    Putrajaya, Malaysia

    Extended abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2018
    Early registration deadline: 30th April 2018

    Website: http://www.psilph2018.com/

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  • 30. June and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06., 07., 08. July 2018

    SGEM 2018 - 18th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on EARTH & GEOSCIENCES

    Albena Resort & Spa, Bulgaria

    Deadlines: 10 March – Abstract Submission, 10 April – Workshop Submission

    Website: https://www.sgem.org/

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  • 16., 17., 18. July 2018

    LandCare For The Future The meeting point for educators and students

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Abstracts must be submitted before May 31, 2018

    Website: http://www.landcareforfuture.com/

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  • 01., 02., 03. August 2018

    WASM 2018 - International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology

    Brussels, Belgium

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  • 12., 13., 14., 15., 16., 17. August 2018

    21st World Congress of Soil Science

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Theme “Soils to feed and fuel the world”
    Early registration ends March 31, 2018

    Congress website: http://www.21wcss.org
    Meeting information: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/21wcss_-_meeting_information.pdf

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  • 06., 07. September 2018

    Conference "Soils genesis and evolution in landscape"

    Warsaw, Poland

    Abstract submissions until 30 May 2018
    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/sgesggw/home

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  • 09., 10., 11., 12., 13. September 2018

    SER Europe Conference 2018 Restoration in the Era of Climate Change

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Conference website: https://sere2018.org/

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  • 10., 11., 12., 13. September 2018

    Symposium on Phosphorus in Plants and Soils

    Leuven

    For more Information please visit the website:http://www.psp6symposium.com or contact Kris Dox or Erik Smolders (chair of the organizing committee)

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  • 10., 11., 12., 13., 14. September 2018

    13th Congress of Croatian Society of Soil Science - „Utilizing potential of soil and land resources: Key roles of science and effective policy“

    Vukovar, Croatia

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  • 16., 17., 18., 19., 20., 21., 22., 23. September 2018

    International field workshop WRB soil classification 2018

    Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    Registration and payment closes 31 July
    Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/wrb-romania2018

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  • 24., 25., 26., 27. September 2018

    21th ISTRO Conference 2018

    Paris, France

    Abstract submission until 31 March 2018
    Conference website: http://istro2018.webistem.com
    Conference flyer: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/presentation_istro_conference_nov__2017.pdf

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  • 24., 25., 26. October 2018

    90 Years Forest Research Institute - for the Society and Nature

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    Abstracts due by midnight April 30, 2018

    More information will be available soon http://www.bas.bg/fribas and http://www.fri.bas.bg

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  • 05., 06., 07. November 2018

    International Soil Modeling Consortium conference “New perspectives on soil models”

    Wageningen, The Netherlands

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

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  • 04., 05. December 2018

    The 13th International Conference of ESSS - Management of Water and Soil Resources under Global Climate Changes

    Dokki, Giza, Egypt

    Conference website: http://www.esss.org.eg

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  • 04., 05., 06. December 2018

    Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference

    University of Sydney, Australia

    Abstract submission to sia.information@sydney.edu.au by May 14, 2018

    Conference website: https://globalsoilsecurity.com/

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  • 06., 07., 08., 09. January 2019

    SSSA International Soils Meeting "Soils Across Latitudes"

    San Diego, California, USA

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  • 01., 02., 03., 04., 05. July 2019

    Euroclay meeting of the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA)

    Paris, France

    Proposals should be submitted by e-mail (euroclay2019@sciencesconf.org) ) by January 31st, 2018
    Conference website: http://euroclay2019.sciencesconf.org
    Conference Flyer: http://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/flyer_euroclay.pdf

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  • 07., 08., 09., 10., 11. July 2019

    5th international Rhizosphere conference - Rhizosphere 5

    Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

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

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