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ISMC News Jan. 8, 2020

Healthy New Year 2021!

The ISMC Chairs and Executive Board wish You
A Healthy and Successful New Year 2021!
We wish to thank all who contribute through their dedication to science, engineering and society to further raise the evaluation of soils and prediction.Together we will make 2021 a year surpassing expectations. ISMC particularly thanks its individual and institutional members and partners who cordially contribute in shaping the world of soil modeling.

For the promotion of science and research in the area of soil modeling: Become a full member of the consortium. For membership, fill in the Membership Form:

The legal form and your membership allow the organization to better fullfil the purpose towards the promotion of science and research as defined in the statutes.
Members contribute and benefit through:

  • Strategic partnership for shaping an International Union of Soil Science Working Group
  • Expand their international professional network
  • Exchange experience, gain visibility, and initiate proposals
  • Support from coordination office for workshops and activities
  • Enable recognition of research through awards and honors programme
  • Travel support to ISMC conferences through ECS Travel Grants
  • Receive and contribute job vacancies to target audience

Along with the New Year we solicit two further ISMC Awards:


ISMC Awards

ISMC Publication Award 2020
ISMC Publication Award 2020 will be awarded to honour outstanding peer-reviewed publication of the Year #2020. Nominators: ISMC members. Nominees can be all, except ISMC Executive Board. Justification for Nomination and DOI (with title and abstract) need to be included.
Submission here:

Early Career ISMC Presentation Awards 2021
Early Career ISMC Presentation Awards 2021 will be awarded to honour outstanding presentations at the ISMC Conference 2021.

EGU Abstract Submission

  • Call for abstracts is open until 13 January 2021, 13:00 CET
  • All accepted presentations will be in the virtual PICO (vPICO) session format
  • Registration fees are accessible and free for many categories of EGU members

CO Meeting Organizer EGU21 (
There are many exciting sessions. Here are a few ones you may consider submitting:

Challenges, new measurement techniques and model approaches for soil physical parameterizations in land surface, climate and earth science model
Convener: Aurore Degré | Co-conveners: Hailong HeECS, Ryan StewartECS, Martine van der Ploeg, Anne Verhoef
Abstract submission

Pedotransfer functions in soil hydrology: status and future developments
Convener: Yonggen Zhang | Co-conveners: Roland BaatzECS, Brigitta Szabó, Harry Vereecken, Lutz Weihermueller
Abstract submission

Modelling of soil functions in agricultural systems
Convener: Sara KönigECS | Co-conveners: Thibaut Putelat, Ana Maria Tarquis
Abstract submission

Sustainable development by 2030: developing an agenda for soils
Convener: Daniel EvansECS | Co-conveners: Victoria Janes-BassettECS, Panos Panagos, Saskia Visser
Abstract submission
Vadose zone processes: advances and future perspectives in soil hydrology
Convener: Roland BaatzECS | Co-conveners: Stefano Ferraris, Teamrat Ghezzehei, Martine van der Ploeg, Harry Vereecken
Abstract submission

Back to soil-water constitutive laws: on the key role of constitutive laws to understand soil hydrological processes
Convener: Stefano Barontini | Co-conveners: Amro NegmECS, Fatma WassarECS
Abstract submission


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