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Organizational Workshop – International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC)

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When Mar 29, 2016 01:00 PM to
Apr 01, 2016 02:30 PM
Where Austin, Texas, USA
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Goals of this workshop:

To solidify the concept and operation of an international soil modelling consortium (ISMC), by bringing
together leading experts in modelling soil processes across disciplines, organizations and institutions;
addressing major scientific gaps in describing key soil processes and their long term ecosystem impacts;
and identifying interactions with other relevant modeling platforms and scientific communities.

Workshop Organization:
Workshop will take place over ~2.5 days, including organizational meetings. Topics across 6 technical
sessions include:
Session 1: Soil processes and climate models
Session 2: Quantifying and predicting soil ecosystem services
Session 3: Dealing with heterogeneity and uncertainty
Session 4: Soil biodiversity, biology and biophysics across scales
Session 5: Modelling hydrological and biogeochemical processes across scales
Session 6: Soil mapping, sensing, and soil modelling across scales


Meeting Organizers:
From Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH: Harry Vereecken, Jan Vanderborght, Andrea Schnepf
From University of Texas at Austin: Michael Young


Meeting Location:
The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest universities in the United State. UT‐Austin has a beautiful campus, and is surrounded by a vibrant city with ample restaurants, music, and outdoor activities. March and April are excellent times to visit Austin. Opportunities to sample the richness of central Texas will be added to the workshop schedule.

Past Events
ISMC Conference: New perspectives on soil models
Model intercomparison of root architecture and water uptake models
ISMC open meeting @ EGU2018 Tue. 10/4/2018
CZO / LTER / NEON / ISMC Joint Workshop
ISMC conference/workshop on the future (generation) of PedoTransfer Functions
Training workshop on OLAM-SOIL: New Orleans part of the AGU fall meeting
EGU meeting 2017
ISMC has a new Executive and Advisory Board
Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17)
Keysom-Biolink Cost action Workshop Mechelen 7-9 March
AGU Fall Meeting 2016, Session: Modeling the Critical Zone: Integrating processes and data across disciplines and scales
PhD-course on soil- and landscape modelling
The GEWEX-SoilWat initiative: first planning workshop for scope and interactions Advancing Integration of Soil and Subsurface Processes in Climate Models
Organizational Workshop – International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC)
Symposium at SSSA Meeting 2015
Modelling Workshop During Pedometrics 2015
PEDOFRACT VIII
ISMC meeting at EGU
Contribution to EGU-Session
EGU 2015 session on SOIL-ROOT INTERACTIONS: Imaging, fluxes and modelling
Informal meeting at AGU
Conference contribution based on common abstract. To be presented at AGU 2014.
AGU fall meeting, Session #2810: Perspectives and challenges in modeling soil processes
Informal meeting at SSSA meeting
Conference contribution based on common abstract. To be presented at SSSA Meeting 2014.
Conference contribution based on common abstract. To be presented at Complex Soil Systems Conference 2014.
First informal meeting at EGU
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