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21st World Congress Soil Science 2018 - IUSS

From 12-17th August - the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) was hosted by Brazil

Under the topic Soil science: beyond food and fuel and the twitter hashtag #wcssBrazil2018 scientists from all countries met to push the topic of soil science on the inter-national agenda.

The International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) is the international arm and financed by the national Soil Science Societies all over the world. Their congress takes place every four years with strong international partners and initiatives such as Food and Agricultural Organization, the IPBES, 4 per 1000 initiative, BONARES, JRC, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, ISMC, and many booths. It is one venue to create new global outreach and alliances.

The IUSS is structured in 4 Divisions, each of those with up to 6 Commissions and a total of 19 Working Groups of which ISMC is one. 21WCSS stats: 4234 registered participants; 2896 abstracts; 644 oral sessions

The ISMC session was well received and we heard talks from Robson André Armindo on physical soil structure evaluation, Jan Vanderborght on the soil model development and intercomparison panel, Roland Baatz on status and perspectives of ISMC, Ulrich Weller on the BonaRes knowledge portal, and Wilfred Otten (BSSS) on modeling below ground fungal communities

Below some impressions of the WCSS

Jan Vanderborght, Harry Vereecken, Umakant Mishra and Roland Baatz (from left to right) on first day at the IUSS

Ute Wollschläger (ISMC DO-LINK Panel, UFZ) on work in BonaRes "From process understanding via soil functions to sustainable soil management -  a systemic approach"

Pasquale Borelli on soil erosion modelling and global land use impacts

Outreach and communicating the importance of soil

Key theme throughout the congress, here the Global Soil Partnership

Sponsors of WCSS

Colors of soil, colors of the World, WCSS participants draw their countries in colors made of soil

Soil monoliths of Brazilian soil

 

Award ceremony and Dinner at IUSS conference

 

See you in 2022 when British Society of Soil Science will host the 22WCSS in Glasgow, Scotland, Europe : )

Meetings - Reports - Publications
21st World Congress Soil Science 2018 - IUSS Sep 04, 2018
Conference Programme and Important Updates Aug 29, 2018
Call for Award Nominees: Advances in Soil Modeling (extended) Aug 29, 2018
Special Section in Vadose Zone Journal Jul 30, 2018
Soil Water Infiltration Global (SWIG) database published Jul 13, 2018
ISMC on Twitter; EGU2019 - Call-for-session-proposals; AGU approaching Jul 12, 2018
Abstract submission extended to Jul .15th - ISMC Conference Jun 16, 2018
TERENO International Conference 2018 Jun 14, 2018
ISMC Conference & Award. Abstracts deadline Jun. 15 Jun 12, 2018
Workshop on benchmarking models of root system architecture May 22, 2018
DAISY Model Short Course 27-30. Aug. 2018 May 09, 2018
Hydrophysical Database for Brazilian Soils May 09, 2018
Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) May 07, 2018
EGU Session summary Apr 20, 2018
ISMC Conference: New perspectives on soil models (Nov. 5-7, 2018) Apr 07, 2018
ISMC open meeting @ EGU2018 Tue. 10/4/2018 Apr 07, 2018
Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (FAO) Apr 06, 2018
OLAM-SOIL modeling workshop @EGU Mar 05, 2018
Join CZO/LTER/NEON/ISMC Meeting Boulder remotely! Feb 09, 2018
New Global Soil Laboratory Network GLOSOLAN runs a survey to collect information on soil laboratories Feb 07, 2018
ISMCs Soil Water Infiltration Global Database now available! Feb 01, 2018
ISMC contributions highlighted! ...and don't forget the abstract deadline for WCSS Rio tomorrow amd the ISMC conference call for sessions Jan 19, 2018
GSOP18, Global Symposium on Soil Pollution | 2 - 4 May 2018 Jan 19, 2018
Come to Rio! Wilford Gardner fellowship for early career scholars to attend the World Congress of Soil Science in Rio de Janeiro in August 2018 Jan 10, 2018
Pedotransfer functions in Earth system science: challenges and perspectives Jan 08, 2018
Webinar January17th, Data Resources and Accessibility Across Observation Networks and Platforms Jan 08, 2018
EGU abstract submission deadline January 10, 2018 Jan 08, 2018
2nd ISMC conference 5-7 November 2018 Call for Sessions Dec 14, 2017
EGU Soil Root session Call for abstracts Dec 07, 2017
World Soil Day wishes from our Sydney colleagues Dec 05, 2017
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