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PROGRAMME

May 19, 2024

Opening and Welcome

12:00-14:30 Registration

14:30- 15:30 Opening Session

15:30-16:00 Plenary Session:
Early international connections in the development of soil science
Alfred Hartemink

16:00-16:30 Plenary Session:
The Evolution of Pedology – Drawing from the Past, Adapting to the Future
Alex McBratney

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:30 Plenary Session:
Soil properties and processes
Georg Guggenberger

17:30-18:00 Plenary Session:
From Sumerian agriculture to the agriculture of the 3rd Millenium: Soil salinization, a worldwide concern. The role of IUSS Commission 3.6
Jorge Batlle-Sales

18:00-18:30 Plenary Session:
The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment
Claire Chenu

18:30 Celebration Video

19:00 Welcome Reception

May 20, 2024

08:30-09:00 Plenary Session:
The role of soil in the global policies
Salvatore Aricò

09:00-09:30 Plenary Session:
Protecting soils for future generations: The Development of Soil Policies in Europe and in the World
Luca Montanarella

09:30-10:30 Parallel sessions

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-13:00 Parallel sessions

13:00-14:30 Lunch & Satellite Symposia

13:00-14:00 FAO – The Status of the World Soil Resources Report 2025

13:00-14:00 BRITISH SOCIETY OF SOIL SCIENCE – Invest in Soil Health: key practices and financial mechanisms

14:30-16:30 Parallel sessions

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:00 Parallel sessions

18:00-18:30 Plenary Session:
IUSS Distinguished Service Award

May 21, 2024

08:30-09:00 Plenary Session:
Future goals of soil sciences
Xin Song

09:00-09:30 Plenary Session:
Who constitutes the future of soil sciences? – Gender, age, and citizenship among the Young and Early Career Scientists
Axel Ceron Gonzalez

09:30-10:30 Parallel sessions

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-13:00 Parallel sessions

13:00-14:30 Lunch & Satellite Symposia

13:00-14:00 FAO-GSP work on Global soil mapping and monitoring and the Global soil health index (GSHI)

13:00-14:00 SOILS4MED – SHARINGMED Land and soil management to improve soil health in the Mediterranean area

14:30-16:30 Parallel sessions

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:00 Parallel sessions

18:00-19:00 Celebration of the World Soil of the Year and Closure of the Congress.