World Congress of Soil Science

World Congress of Soil Science

The World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) is a conference held every four years (although interrupted by World War II) under the guidance of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). The purpose of a congress is to: (i) ensure the advancement of soil science and its application, and (ii) to handle the business of the society. Of the 18 congresses, eight have been held in Europe, five in the Americas, three in Asia, one in Australia and one in Africa. The congresses are only open to society members. The number of members attending has steadily increased, with approximately 2000 members attending each congress since the 15th WCSS in Acapulco, Mexico [ [http://www.iuss.org/history.pdf PII: S0016-7061(99)00097-X ] ] . The most recent (18th) WCSS was held on July 9-15, 2006 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. [ [http://iuss.colostate.edu/18wcss/index.html 18th World Congress of Soil Science 2006 - 3rd Announcement ] ] [ [http://crops.confex.com/crops/wc2006/techprogram/index.html The 18th World Congress of Soil Science (July 9-15, 2006) ] ] .

The 19th WCSS will be held in the week of 1st to 6th August 2010 [ [http://www.iuss.org/bull110files/19thwcss.htm International Union of Soil Sciences ] ] , and will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The congress theme will be ”"Soil solutions for a changing world"” [ [http://www.iuss.org/bull110files/19thwcss.htm International Union of Soil Sciences ] ] . The conference is being organised by the IUSS President (Roger Swift) and Vice-President (Neal Menzies) [ [http://www.iuss.org/bull104files/presidentelect.htm IUSS Bulletin 104 (June 2004) ] ] . The 19th WCSS will be the second congress held in Australia (the 9th WCSS was held in Adelaide, Australia, in 1968), and will be held in conjunction with the Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated.

Past and future locations for the WCSS [ [http://www.iuss.org/history.pdf PII: S0016-7061(99)00097-X ] ] [ [http://www.iuss.org/pages/congress.htm IUSS Congresses ] ] :

Notes

External links

* [http://www.iuss.org IUSS Official Website]
* [http://www.ccm.com.au/soil/ 19th WCSS (2010) Official Website]
* [http://www.asssi.asn.au/asssi/flash/ ASSSI Official Website]
* [http://www.bcec.com.au/www/index.cfm Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Soil science — is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and… …   Wikipedia

  • Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated — The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated (ASSSI) was founded 1955 to advance soil science in the professional, academic, and technical fields [http://www.asssi.asn.au/ ASSSI | Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated ] ] . The… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil texture — is a soil property used to describe the relative proportion of different grain sizes of mineral particles in a soil. Particles are grouped according to their size into what are called soil separates. These separates are typically named clay, silt …   Wikipedia

  • World War I — This article is about the major war of 1914–1918. For other uses, see World War One (disambiguation) and Great War (disambiguation). World War I …   Wikipedia

  • International Union of Soil Sciences — The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) founded in 1924, is a Scientific Union member of the International Council for Science (ICSU), which it recognizes as the coordinating body for the international organization of science. The purpose …   Wikipedia

  • Subaqueous soil — Subaqueous Soils are soils that form in sediment found in shallow permanently flooded environments. Excluded from the definition of these soils are any areas “permanently covered by water too deep (typically greater than 2.5 m) for the growth of… …   Wikipedia

  • International Union of Soil Sciences — Die International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) ist eine am 19. Mai 1924 als International Society of Soil Science (ISSS) gegründete wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bodenkunde und seit 1993 Mitglied des International Council for Science (ICSU) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • History of science — History of science …   Wikipedia

  • National Cooperative Soil Survey — From a Report of Bureau of Soils, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1923. The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) in the United States is a nation wide partnership of federal, regional, state, and local agencies and institutions. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Fringe science — Part of a series on Science …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”