Update: 01.08.2016

It can take more than 1000 years to form a centimeter of topsoil.

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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.

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IUSS Bulletins

IUSS Bulletin 127IUSS Bulletin 128 (June 2016)
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Internat. Decade of Soils

At the conference ‘Celebration of International Year of Soils 2015 – Achievements and Future Challenges’ IUSS President Rainer Horn proclaimed the International Decade of Soils 2015-2024!
The IDS shall be a continuation of the efforts made during the International Year of the Soils 2015. It will be marked by a number of activities on the national and international levels.
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Task Force: Soil Matters – Solutions under foot

This collection of papers seeks to illustrate the diversity of the soils and soil functions and shows the importance of soils for all aspects of our lives.

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IYS 2015 & World Soil Day

IYSLogo World Soil Day

2015 in IYS IUSS Divisions and Commissions illustrated their main topics through articles written by officers or their colleagues.
Read all contributions for IYS 2015

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Upcoming Meetings

  • 28., 29., 30., 31. August and 01., 02., 03., 04. September 2016

    35th International Congress of the Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the International Geological Congress Congress (IGC)

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Congress website: http://www.35igc.org

    The deadline for abstract submission has been extended: Monday 29 February at midnight, UTC/GMT +2 hours.
    For details and submissions: http://www.35igc.org/Verso/211/Submit-an-Abstract

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  • 28., 29., 30., 31. August and 01. September 2016

    6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC

    Davos, Switzerland

    “Integrative Risk Management – towards resilient cities”

    Conference website: http://idrc.info/

    Deadline abstract submission: May 16th

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