Calendar of Soil Events - local

Qld Branch OGM - July 7
Qld Branch Student Soil Judging Team – July 19
Qld Branch AGM Toowoomba - August 12
Qld Branch OGM – October 16
QLD Branch Pioneers in Soil Science Dinner – November 18
Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks – Friday May 27
Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks – Friday June 24
Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks – Friday July 29
Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks – Friday August 26
Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks – Friday September 30
Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks – Friday October 28
Tasmanian Branch Dirt Drinks – Friday November 25
New South Wales 60th Anniversary Dinner Friday 14th October The Rocks Sydney NSW
Victorian Branch Student Support NZ Conference – June 30 forms due in
Riverina Branch – 60th
 Anniversary Dinner September
WA Branch Student Support NZ Conference - July 4 forms due in

Other branch student support forms will be posted as they become available.

Overseas Soil Conferences, Training and other activities
May 2016
2-5 May ICASS 2016 - 1st International Conference on Advances in Soil Sciences in 2016 Alexandria, Egypt Conference website:
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9th to 13th May 2016 - Living Planet Symposium 2016, Prague, Czech Republic
3-13 May  Spring school on mapping and assessment of soils  Wageningen Campus, Netherlands  ISRIC – World Soil Information will organise a Spring School on digital soil mapping, classifica­tion and assessment for soil and environmental scientists, students, soil experts and profes­sionals in natural resources management. The spring school will take place at the Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands and will consist of two five-day courses that are run in parallel.  For more information and registration:
9th to 13th May 2016 - ISRIC Spring School 2016, Wageningen UR Corporate headquarters, Netherlands
19th May 2016 - SEESOIL Early Career one day event - “What next? Careers in soil science” joint meeting with IAgrE, Cranfield University, Cranfield United Kingdom
19th May 2016 - IFM: A Framework for the Future, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury,Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
26 – 28 May International Workshop on Archaeological Soil Micromorphology (WASM 2016) Brno, Czech Republic,. Read more
30th May to 3rd June 2016 - 18th International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interaction in Plants, Madrid, Spain
31st May to 2nd June 2016 - International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use 2016, Budapest, Hungary, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
31 May - 2 June International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use Budapest, Hungary  Conference website:
June 2016
15-18 June  The 8th International Conference Cluj-Napoca, Romania Conference website:
26-30 June International Summer School: Advanced methods and new integrated approaches to study soil processes in mountain ecosystems Alpine Study Centre of Pieve Tesino TN, Italy Application until February 15, 2016 at  Programme
27 June - 1 July 7th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping Århus, Denmark Event webpage:
27 June 2016  19th Nitrogen Workshop  Skara, Sweden  19th Nitrogen Workshop   Website  
28 June - 7 July 16th International Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016 Flamingo Grand Congress Center, Albena Resort, Bulgaria Conference website:
July 2016
12-19 July XXIII ISPRS Congress Prague Czech Republic 23rd Congress of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensiing (ISPRS)
17-23 July 8th International Acid Sulfate Soil Conference  College Park, Maryland, USA  Conference website: 
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17- 22. July Eurosoil 2016  Istanbul, Turkey  Conference website:  
18-28 July International summer courseYucatán, Campeche, Tabasco y Chiapas, Mexico, July 18-28, 2016. More information can be obtained via Email
24-28 July Enzymes in the Environment: Activity, Ecology and Applications Bangor Wales United Kingdom
August 2016
August 15-19 15th International Peat Congress 2016 (IPC 2016), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
August 22-26 Kasugano International Forum IRAKA, Nara City, Japan. Soil zoology is an important component of soil science. There is an increasing global demand for soil conservation. Knowledge on taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of soil animals is needed to understand the sustainable management of planet soil. We believe that this meeting will contribute to global soil conservation. Therefore, the meeting theme is “Biodiversity for Our Future Earth”.   Read more
August 22-26 New Challenges and Strategies of Soil and Water Conservation in the Changing World Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources. Third World Conference of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC). Belgrade, Serbia. First Announcement and Call for papers. The registration form and detailed information is available at the conference website.Read more 
Furthermore, there is an announcement of WASWAC Outstanding Youth Paper Award 2016.  Read more
August 28- September 1 2016 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos “Integrative Risk Management – Towards resilient cities.’
September 2016
September 5 -9 Lake District England  Organic Phosphorus Workshop Early bird registration closes 31 May 2016
September 21-23 Ferrara Italy Rem Tech European Conference on remediation markets and technologies
26-30 September 2016 INSPIRE conference Barcelona Spain. Infrastucutres for Spatial Information in European Communities.
October 2016

5-7 October ISHS Symposium 2016 Sensing Plant Water Status – Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science. Potsdam (Campus Griebnitzsee), Germany, October 5-7, 2016. This symposium will provide a platform to exchange findings on established and new methods in sensing plant water status- ranging from soil water uptake to plant canopies. Consequently, soil properties and soil water status will be a major topic. Early registration will end at June 30, 2016. Deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2016. Read more  

Soil Landscape Modelling Course for all interested PhD candidates, postdocs and other academics. Learning objectives include gaining an understanding of concepts and modelling approaches, and working on the participant’s own case studies with some of the available models. It is our intention to make course attendance as cheap as possible. Ask us about options for support if this course is very interesting for your work. Read more

17-19 October Sustainable Development of Soil and Water Resources in Nile Basin Countries  Cairo, Egypt. Conference topics: Soil resources in Nile basin countries and optimum management to overcome the encountered problems; Cooperation between Nile basin countries to control desertification, erosion, degradation and soil pollution; Sustainable agricultural development of Nile basin countries; Hydrology of Nile River; Water policies in the Nile basin countries. Causes and sources of pollution of Nile River; The scientific cooperation between Nile basin countries to control water pollution; Enhancement of scientific research cooperation between institutions in Nile basin countries. Abstracts submission deadline: end of June 2016. Full texts should be submitted no later than 31 August 2016.
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October 24-28, 2016. Quito, Ecuador, XXI Latin American Soil Science Congress & XV Ecuadorian Soil Science Congress  This conference will have the theme “All soils in the middle of the world” and will deal with soil, support of landscape diversity, life and culture.  Read more (in Spanish only)

November 2016
November 27 – December 5, 2016 15th International Conference on Soil Micromorphology Mexico City, Mexico. This conference will be organized jointly with the IUSS Commissions 1.3 Soil Genesis and 1.6 Palaeopedology. The early registration fee for full participants at the Conference will be 200 €; the student fee will be 150 €, with appropriate verification of student status.  Read more
December 2016
12-16 December  Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder  Queenstown Joint New Zealand and Australian Soil Science Societies conference
18-20 December 2016 7th International Conference Sciences of Electronics Technologies of Information and Telecommunications Hammamet Tunisia
4-8 December  7th International Nitrogen Conference Melbourne MCG Victoria Australia
June 2017
20-23 June The Second Global Workshop on Digital Soil Morphometrics at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland UK. For more information see
21st World Congress of Soil Science Rio de Janiero Brazil
22nd World Congress of Soil Science Glasgow Scotland   



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